President Bush Departs on Air Force One

(KHNL) - After a brief visit to Hawaii, President George Bush has left on Air Force One.

Slightly ahead of schedule, the President departed before 3:00 Saturday afternoon. He had arrived at about 11:00 that morning.

During his stay, the President met with 33 wounded soldiers stationed in Hawaii. Thirty-two had been wounded in Iraq, and one was wounded in Afghanistan. Also present were 36 of their family members. The President also luncheoned with military commanders and presented a Volunteer Service Award to Caroline Tom. Tom is a volunteer with the Lanakila Multi-Purpose Center and Palama Settlement. The Service Award honors her for making a difference in the lives of others.

While here, President Bush also gave a statement regarding the situation in Iraq. He also spoke about the First Lady, who had undergone surgery earlier Saturday. He says she's doing fine.

We will have more on KHNL's News 8 at 6.