The White House, 12/29/14 — As 2014 comes to a close, we put together some highlights from the past year — historic accomplishments, economic milestones, and unforgettable behind-the-scenes moments.

A responsible end to the war in Afghanistan. A historic agreement to combat climate change. A strong pace of job growth that we haven’t seen since the 1990s.

And those are just a few of the achievements for President Obama and the American people this year.

We even got Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to tell us his own favorite moments from the year.

Take a look at our year in review — and share these highlights with your friends and family: