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Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Travel to Spain and Germany

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III will depart June 28 to attend the 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, where he will support President Joe Biden as he meets with other world leaders to discuss the situation in Ukraine as it faces the continued unprovoked and brutal Russian aggression, the global impacts of the war, and NATO’s Strategic Concept.

The Secretary will then travel to U.S. European Command to participate in the change of command ceremony for U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters and U.S. Army Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli at Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany, July 1.

While in Germany, the Secretary will also receive briefings and take the opportunity to meet with service members.