At NoonET, the cable news networks began reporting the news that Pres. Obama had landed at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan for an unannounced Memorial Day visit with troops as well as a situation update from commanders. Lester Holt anchored an NBC News special report at 12:30pmET. This is Pres. Obama’s fourth visit to Afghanistan, and his first since his re-election in 2012. Country music star Brad Paisley traveled with the president, where he will perform for troops. About 40 minutes ago Paisley tweeted:
About to play a surprise concert for the troops in Afghanistan. God bless our military. Here we go.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) May 25, 2014