Taking one of his last trips on Air Force One, President Obamaflew to Jacksonville Saturday to attend the wedding of White House aide Marvin Nicholson — whose job it is to arrange the president’s travel.
Nicholson is marrying Helen Pajcic, a Jacksonville native, 2008 Obama campaign staffer and the daughter of Obama fundraiser Steve Pajcic, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Nicholson, a frequent Obama golf partner, has a unique role at the White House that puts him in almost constant contact with the president. His full title is special assistant to the president, trip director and personal assistant to the president.
The president has spoken frequently about how much he’ll miss travelling on Air Force One once he leaves office later this month. On Saturdau, he took a smaller “baby” Air Force One to the wedding, and reporters accompanying him could see him watching the Oakland Raiders play the Houston Texans in the AFC wild card game on ESPN.
Accompanying him was Secretary of State John Kerry.