Accompanying them on these trips will be at least 500 officials, the back-up staff, and high-tech gadgetry. Those flying with the President will include 200 or so Secret Service personnel.
Besides, there will be the Service's Counter-Assault Team, the White House Military Office, the White House Transportation Agency, the White House Medical Unit, the Marine Corps Helicopter Squadron, the State Department Presidential Travel Support Service, the US Information Agency, the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Customs Service.
Even the chefs and ancillary staff who prepare the presidential nosh will also fly with Obama.
First Lady Michelle will be assisted by eight staff, including a secretary, press officer and her personal bodyguards.
Also flying with Obama will be Reggie Love, whom the President describes as "the kid brother I never had". The 27-year-old personal aide works out with Obama at the start of the day, and they often unwind at the end of the day by watching TV sports.