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Obama and family arrive in Hawaii for final taxpayer-funded vacation

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President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, with their daughters Malia, left, and Sasha, second right, arrive on Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii, for their annual family vacation on the island of Oahu. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Obama and his family arrived in Hawaii late Friday night for the first family's final annual holiday trip to the Pacific Islands.

Obama descended the steps of Air Force One at 10:45 p.m. HST at a tropical 70-degree temperature, according to press pool reports. Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Sen. Brian Schatz, R-Hawaii; and Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command were on hand to greet the president at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

The first family was transported to the northwest side of Oahu, where they will be staying for the two-week vacation.

Obama held his final press conference of the year on Friday, hitting on a range of topics, including Russian hacking and defending his legacy as his Republican successor has promised to undo all of the Democrat's work. His final words before leaving the podium were, "Mele Kalikimaka."

The president's annual vacation to Hawaii can be an expensive affair.

Secret Service expenses for the 2013-2014 trip surpassed $316,000, while the total trip cost taxpayers more than $8 million that year, according to records Judicial Watch received through a Freedom of Information Act request.