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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis traveled to the Middle East and Africa to reaffirm key U.S. military alliances, engage strategic partners and discuss cooperative efforts to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations.
Military children make up a very special part of our nation's population. Although young, these brave sons and daughters stand in steadfast support of their military parents. To honor their unique contributions and sacrifices on behalf of our country, each April is designated the Month of the Military Child.
The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.