Published: May 06, 2011 11:39 AM EDT
Updated: May 06, 2011 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is going to Fort Campbell, Kentucky today to show gratitude to participants in the daring raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

But before visiting troops, he'll stop in Indianapolis to promote his energy policies and showcase a transmission plant that produces systems for hybrid vehicles.

White House officials say that at Fort Campbell, The President will thank the raid participants privately. But the President Obama joined by Vice President Joe Biden, also will address soldiers who have returned recently from Afghanistan, a public forum where the military triumph over the death of bin Laden will be hard to mask.