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Biden visits Delaware troops in Afghanistan

Vice President Joe Biden met with Delaware soldiers in Afghanistan this morning during a surprise visit to the Dragon Dining Facility at Bagram Air Base.

Biden met with the group from Delaware for about fifteen minutes while making his way through the dining room as the soldiers ate breakfast.  Biden posed for a picture with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Chris Cummings who brought a copy of the Dover Post.  Cummings told the White House pool reporter, “It’s a big deal for me being from Delaware and getting a table of Delawareans together.” He says, “It’s unique. There are not many people over here from Delaware. But getting an opportunity to meet him – regardless of your political beliefs or backgrounds – it’s always good to see your civilian leadership and it really meant a lot to all of us.”

Biden commiserated with the troops about several recent disappointments for local sports teams, including the Blue Hens loss in the FCS championship game and the Eagles first round playoff loss.  He also told them of his wife’s “obsession” with the Philadelphia Flyers including her favorite player, Danny Briere.  

After breakfast, Biden left Afghanistan for meetings in Pakistan.

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