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Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Travel to Germany

April 29, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will travel to Germany May 2-4 to deliver remarks at the change of command ceremony for the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) and host the latest meeting of defense ministers from countries leading the ongoing fight against ISIL.
The Counter-ISIL meeting, like previous coalition meetings in Paris and Brussels, will allow ministers to assess the state of the campaign, receive details on the latest steps the U.S. is taking to accelerate ISIL's defeat and identify additional capabilities the coalition may need in the future. Secretary Carter will hold a press conference following the meeting.
Press interested in covering these events can contact Headquarters, United States European Command, Media Operations Division, +49 (0)711-680-6868/6618, Please note that the change of command will be live-streamed on