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June 28, 2017

Mattis Meets German Counterpart, Highlights Trans-Atlantic Bond

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with the German defense minister in southern Germany, where the two leaders discussed a number of security priorities, including Afghanistan and the enhanced forward presence in Europe.

June 28, 2017

Mattis Salutes NATO Collective Security During Marshall Center Speech

The United States will continue to build on the foundation laid by George C. Marshall, and remains committed to NATO’s collective defense, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a speech marking the Marshall Plan’s 70th anniversary.

June 27, 2017

Mattis Arrives in Germany for Marshall Plan Commemoration

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Germany to highlight the 70th anniversary of the initiative that provided $13 billion to help rebuild Western European economies after World War II, and meet with his counterpart to discuss common security concerns.

June 26, 2017

U.S., NATO Conclude Saber Strike 17 Exercise

About 11,000 U.S. and NATO service members from 20 countries concluded the Saber Strike 17 exercise here recently.

June 23, 2017

Norway Announces 1-Year Extension for U.S. Marines

In a clear sign of the U.S. and Norwegian commitment to NATO, U.S. Marines will continue rotational training and exercises in Norway through 2018, U.S. European Command officials said.

June 20, 2017

National Guard Partnerships Support Eucom Theater Objectives

The friendship struck between then-U.S. Army Maj. Greg Vadnais and Latvian Army Capt. Raymonds Graube in 1993 strained conventional logic.

June 19, 2017

U.S. Showcases F-35 Lightning II Aircraft at Paris Air Show

U.S. military equipment and personnel will take part in this year’s International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France, U.S. European Command officials announced.

June 19, 2017

U.S. Soldiers Join British Marines, Polish Soldiers in Lithuania for Saber Strike 17

A combined forces exercise transitioned into a medical evacuation exercise with simulated casualties during the Saber Strike 17 exercise in Sventezeris, Lithuania.

June 1, 2017

2018 Budget Request for European Reassurance Initiative Grows to $4.7 Billion

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 budget request includes allocations for the European Reassurance Initiative to enhance deterrence and defense and improve the readiness of forces in Europe.

May 8, 2017

Mattis in Denmark to Confer With Allies on Defeating ISIS

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the start of a three-country trip that includes a multinational discussion on defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

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