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The Defense Department joins the nation in celebrating March 2017 as Women’s History month. Throughout our history, women have served the country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to Belgium, Germany, United Arab Emirates and Iraq to meet with counterparts, leaders and service members in a trip that underscored U.S. commitment to NATO and defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis took a four-day trip to meet with defense leaders in Japan and South Korea. The trip underscored the U.S. commitment to its enduring alliances with the two nations and further strengthened cooperation among all three.
The Defense Department recognizes the bravery and exceptional service of military and civilian American Americans by commemorating National African American History Month.
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, traveled to Paris for a conference with his French counterpart and then to Brussels for NATO meetings on global security challenges.