We knew he made private trips to local military hospitals for meet-and-greets, but we just learned that he also holds cookouts at his U.S. Naval Observatory residence for the troops and their families.
Just last month he had some 50 vets and their families over for a barbecue, with music provided by country's Trey Hensley and southern rocker Charlie Daniels, both strong supporters of the troops.
The up-and-coming Hensley, 16, we hear, was a big hit and is featured in new pictures of the event just hung on West Wing walls.
By Paul Bedard