KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama personallythanked a handful of military service members after a morningworkout.
Obama was up early Monday to visit the gym at Marine Corps BaseHawaii with his wife, Michelle.
After the workout, he walked up to about 20 people in theparking lot, posed for pictures and chatted for a few minutes.
He said, "Thank you, guys. Appreciate your service."
From there, Obama returned to his rented $9 million oceanfronthome in Kailua where he and his family are staying for theChristmas holiday.
Michelle Obama remained behind at the gym.
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