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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.

Dec. 5, 2017

No Day at the Beach: U.S. Troops Learn Desert Commando Skills

U.S. service members assigned to Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa geared up with their French counterparts for the French Desert Commando Course at the Djibouti Range Complex.

July 13, 2017

Trump, Macron Look to Past, Future as U.S.-French Alliance Moves Ahead

President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron remembered the history of the U.S.-French alliance, but also looked to its future, pledging to cooperate even more closely in the fight against terrorism.

July 13, 2017

Dunford Receives French Legion of Honor

French Chief of Defense Gen. Pierre de Villiers presented Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with the Legion of Honor for Dunford’s dedication to improving the military-to-military relationship between the two nations.

Feb. 15, 2017

Mattis, French Defense Minister Meet in Brussels

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian met in Brussels, where Mattis conveyed his respect for the performance of French forces conducting counterterrorism operations.

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