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March 18, 2019

Shanahan, French Counterpart Discuss Syria, Iraq During Pentagon Meeting

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan welcomed French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly to the Pentagon for talks centering on activities in the Middle East.

Nov. 13, 2018

U.S. Leaders Salute Fallen Heroes on Armistice Day Centennial in France

The United States renews its sacred obligation to memorialize its fallen heroes on the soil where they rest for eternity, President Donald J. Trump said at Suresnes American Cemetery in France, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

Oct. 2, 2018

Mattis, French Leaders Reaffirm Defense Relationship

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French President Emmanuel Macron and Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly in Paris to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and France.

Sept. 28, 2018

Mattis Plans Trip to Meet With French Leaders, Attend NATO Conference

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis embarks Oct.1 on a trip that includes stops in France and Belgium where he plans to meet with leaders, reaffirm partnerships and discuss key NATO matters.

June 6, 2018

Commemorative Events Mark 74th Anniversary of D-Day

U.S. service members, World War II veterans, NATO allies and partners participated in events and ceremonies throughout the Normandy region of France to mark the 74th anniversary of D-Day and honor the bravery, heroism and sacrifices of the Greatest Generation.

June 6, 2018

D-Day Commemorations Highlight Battle’s Significance, Sacrifices

Seventy-four years after D-Day, U.S. and allied paratroopers landed upon Normandy once again -- only this time not to liberate the region from tyranny, but to honor and remember the brave people who did.

May 14, 2018

French Naval Aviators Partner With U.S. Navy During Chesapeake 2018

Fighter jets and more than 300 sailors from the French navy are serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in the Atlantic Ocean during exercise Chesapeake 2018.

Feb. 17, 2018

Defense Secretary Meets With French Defense Minister in Munich

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with French Minister of Defense Florence Parly during the Munich Security Conference to discuss France's contributions to international security.

Dec. 28, 2017

‘Alligator Dagger’ Exercise Features Franco-American Partnership

The French navy amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre with embarked U.S. Marines and sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, and the expeditionary mobile base ship USS Lewis B. Puller rehearsed amphibious and combat sustainment operations near Djibouti during Exercise Alligator Dagger.

Dec. 20, 2017

NATO Secretary General Stresses Change, European Union Integration

NATO is evolving and adapting to changing times, and part of that evolution must involve the European Union, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at the French Ecole Militaire.

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