Defense Secretary James N. Mattis hosted an honor cordon to welcome Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to the Pentagon, April 20, 2018. During their meeting, the two leaders highlighted the strengthening and depth of the friendship and military relationship between their countries.
U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, hosts entertainers for a visit to the Pentagon before departing on the annual Vice ChairmanÕs USO Tour, April 20, 2018. Comedian Jon Stewart, country music artist Craig Morgan, celebrity chef Robert Irvine, professional fighters Max Holloway and Paige VanZant, and NBA Legend Richard ÒRipÓ Hamilton will join Gen. Selva on a tour across the world as they visit service members overseas to thank them for their service and sacrifice. (DoD Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., met with his Australian counterpart Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018. The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including the global threat of terrorism and security in the Pacific region. The visit also served to strengthen the U.S.-Australia alliance as the two countries increase collaboration in counter-terrorism efforts and regional capacity building among other areas of mutual interest. General Dunford hosted an Armed Forces Full Honors Arrival ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Whipple Field following the meeting, where he presented Air Chief Marshal Binskin with the Legion of Merit for his dedicated support of the U.S.-Australia alliance, which directly led to improved security in the Indo-Pacific theater.
The U.S. and Australia are celebrating 100 years of “Mateship” and together form an alliance that plays a critical role in maintaining peace and stability in the region.
(DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, after serving as a guest lecturer for the DIA’s “Master Minds” series at their eadquarters in Washington D.C., April 20, 2018 (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro)