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Immediate Release

Secretary Mattis Travels to Florida

Oct. 10, 2017

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit three military headquarters in Florida Oct. 11 to 13.
Secretary Mattis will begin his tour at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., where he will visit U.S. Central Command, whose priorities include Operation Inherent Resolve (Iraq and Syria), Operation Freedom’s Sentinel (Afghanistan), as well as other initiatives with partner nations to increase stability in Middle East and Central Asia.
While at MacDill, the secretary will also meet with leadership at U.S. Special Operations Command to discuss support to global operations.
The secretary will then travel to Miami, Fla., to meet with leadership from U.S. Southern Command, whose area of responsibility includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean islands, except U.S. commonwealths, territories and possessions.