President Obama arrives at Kentucky Air Guard Base

Story by Maj. Dale Greer, 123rd Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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President Barack Obama transits through the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic growth during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville-based technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

KENTUCKY AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, LOUISVILLE, Ky. — President Barack Obama arrived here April 2 aboard Air Force One as part of a visit to Louisville to discuss job creation in the technology sector.

After stepping off Air Force One, Obama traveled downtown to address a gathering of employees and guests at Indatus, a Louisville company that specializes in cloud-based applications. During his speech, Obama praised Indatus as a model for “innovation and job creation here in the 21st century.”

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President Barack Obama transits through the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky., aboard Air Force One April 2, 2105. Obama was in town to discus job training and economic growth during a visit to Indatus, a Louisville-based technology company that focuses on cloud-based applications. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Maj. Dale Greer)

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The president also used the occasion to promote a new initiative called TechHire that’s designed to train employees for high-tech jobs.

“It brings employers and local governments together to support innovative job-training programs like online classes, coding boot camps and community college courses designed by local employers,” Obama explained.

The president returned to the Kentucky Air Guard Base for departure, where he was greeted by Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, Kentucky’s adjutant general, and Col. Barry Gorter, commander of the 123rd Airlift Wing.

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