President Barack Obama made a brief stop at Snow City Cafe in Anchorage, Alaska where he ordered pastries to go and shook hands on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, before taking a helicopter flight to Seward aboard Marine One.
Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday that Alaska, with its long human history and dramatic climate-induced changes, is the right place to discuss the future of a changing Arctic.
Air Force One landed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Monday afternoon to cheers from roughly 180 people assembled. Obama departed Air Force One at 1:45 p.m. with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, who had flown with the president from Washington, D.C.