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Obama Thanks Troops After Workout at Hawaii Gym

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KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama personally
thanked a handful of military service members after a morning

Obama was up early Monday to visit the gym at Marine Corps Base
Hawaii with his wife, Michelle.

After the workout, he walked up to about 20 people in the
parking 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 oceanfront
home in Kailua where he and his family are staying for the
Christmas holiday.

Michelle Obama remained behind at the gym.

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