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Obama NATO Summit Press Conference 3:30 p.m.

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below, from the White House....

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2012

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012

In the morning, the President will participate in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) meeting on Afghanistan. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting at McCormick Place.

Later in the morning, the President will take part in an ISAF family photo at McCormick Place. There will be pool press coverage of the family photo.

In the afternoon, the President and NATO Secretary General will host a Partners Meeting at McCormick Place. There will be a pool spray at the top of the meeting.

Later in the afternoon, the President will hold a press conference. The press conference at McCormick place will be open press.

Next, the President will depart Chicago en route Joplin, Missouri. The President's departure from Chicago O'Hare International Airport and his arrival at Joplin Regional Airport will be open press.

In the evening, the President will deliver the commencement address at Joplin High School's 2011-2012 graduation ceremony at Missouri Southern State University. After devastating tornadoes ravaged the Joplin area nearly a year ago, the Joplin community's resilience and selflessness in the face of tragedy continues to inspire our nation. The President looks forward to joining Missouri Governor Jay Nixon at Joplin High School's graduation ceremony and addressing this year's graduating seniors and their families. The President's remarks will be pooled for TV and stills and open to pre-credentialed correspondents.

At night, the President will depart Joplin Regional Airport en route Washington, DC. The President's departure from Joplin Regional Airport and his arrival on the South Lawn are open press.

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: McClatchy

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: CBS
Print: St. Petersburg Times
Radio: SRN


CDT

9:00AM THE PRESIDENT participates in an International Security Assistance Force meeting on Afghanistan
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Pool Spray at the Top for Remarks

11:55AM THE PRESIDENT takes part in an International Security Assistance Force family photo
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Pooled Press

1:20PM THE PRESIDENT and NATO Secretary General host a Partners Meeting
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Pool Spray at the Top for the Secretary General's Remarks

3:30PM THE PRESIDENT holds a press conference
McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois
Open Press

5:05PM THE PRESIDENT departs Chicago, IL en route Joplin, MO
Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Open Press

6:30PM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joplin, MO
Joplin Regional Airport
Open Press

8:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Joplin High School Commencement Ceremony
Missouri Southern State University
Pooled for TV and Stills; Open to Correspondents

9:20PM THE PRESIDENT departs Joplin, MO en route Washington, DC
Joplin Regional Airport
Open Press

EDT

11:45PM In-Town Pool Call Time

12:35AM THE PRESIDENT arrives Joint Base Andrews
Travel Pool Coverage

12:50AM THE PRESIDENT arrives the White House
South Lawn
Open Press (Final Gather 12:30AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

Briefing Schedule

TBD

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