30 Dec. 1997
The first family steps off Air Force One December 30 at Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station, South Carolina en route to their Hilton Head Renaissance vacation. US President Bill Clinton holds the dog Buddy, their Labrador puppy, while Hillary Rodham Clinton and daughter Chelsea follow. The Clintons will be in South Carolina for two days, and then travel to the Virgin Islands for four days. The owner of the vacation villa where the first family will stay said December 30 she would waive the "No Pets" policy to allow President Bill Clinton to bring his new puppy with him when he flies to the U.S. Virgin Islands.