President Obama participates in a discussion with Alaska native leaders in Anchorage today. Victor Joseph, President of Tananarive Chiefs Conference, is in the foreground.

Denali from Air Force One (the DSLR version).

President Obama and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker look out the window of Air Force One as we descend into Anchorage.

Another view over Alaska from Air Force One.

Denali from Air Force One.

Hey everyone, it’s Barack. Incredible view as we near Anchorage. I’ll be spending the next few days touring this beautiful state and meeting with Alaskans about what’s going on in their lives. Looking forward to sharing it with you. -bo

Sycamore Island ferry. Hard to believe this place exists on the Potomac River, just a few miles outside of Washington.

“If Katrina was initially an example of what happens when government fails, the recovery has been an example of what’s possible when government works together—state and local, community—everybody working together as true partners. ” —President Obama: #Katrina10

“That’s the story of New Orleans…a city that, for almost 300 years, has been the gateway to America’s soul. Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, the bayou makes you believe all kinds of things. A place that has always brought together people of all races and religions and languages. And everybody adds their culture and their flavor into this city’s gumbo. You remind our nation that for all of our differences, in the end, what matters is we’re all in the same boat. We all share a similar destiny.” —President Obama marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans: #Katrina10

Weekly Address: Meeting the Global Threat of Climate Change

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his upcoming trip to Alaska, during which he will view the effects of climate change firsthand. Alaskans are already living with the impact of climate change, with glaciers melting faster, and temperatures projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century.