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Immediate Release

Secretary Carter Travels to Arizona and Singapore

May 27, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will travel to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver a keynote address June 4 at the 15th Asia Security Summit at the Shangri La Dialogue hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies. The secretary will be joined in Singapore by senior military leaders including Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Adm. Harry Harris.

While in Singapore, the secretary will hold a number of bilateral meetings with regional counterparts, including Singaporean Minister of Defense Ng Eng Hen and Japanese Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani. The annual forum will feature in-depth discussion on critical regional security topics, bringing together defense ministers, military chiefs, leading defense and security experts and representatives of the private sector from the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and other regions.

On his way to Singapore the secretary will stop May 31 in Arizona, where he will visit Fort Huachuca, home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and a hub of Army activity in cybersecurity and remotely piloted vehicles. He will visit with troops at Fort Huachuca and get an update from leadership on key initiatives.