Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will embark on a three stop tour starting Wednesday, Sep. 13. Secretary Mattis will visit Minot, North Dakota and Omaha, Nebraska. He concludes his trip on Friday, Sep. 15 as the first to participate in the Mexican Independence Day activities. This will be the fifth ever visit by a U.S. Secretary of Defense to Mexico. Secretary Mattis’ visit to Mexico reaffirms our commitment to the bilateral defense relationship and to the North America Community.