• Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., participates in a Wreath Laying ceremony at Ninos Heros Monument in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.  The monument honors six young Soldiers that died defending Chapultepec Castle from U.S. forces in the War of 1847.

    Ninos Heros Monument

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., participates in a Wreath Laying ceremony at Ninos Heros Monument in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010. The monument honors six young Soldiers that died defending Chapultepec Castle from U.S. forces...

  • Mexican Special Forces give a breaching demonstration to Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Breaching demonstration

    Mexican Special Forces give a breaching demonstration to Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Mexican Special Forces give a fast-rope demonstration during a visit from Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Mexican Special Forces

    Mexican Special Forces give a fast-rope demonstration during a visit from Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., receives a tour of the facilities at the Mexican Special Forces military camp outside of Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Mexican Special Forces military camp

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., receives a tour of the facilities at the Mexican Special Forces military camp outside of Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • An Aztec artifact at the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Aztec artifact

    An Aztec artifact at the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • A curator from the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology tells the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., about the museum's displays in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Mexican National Museum of Anthropology

    A curator from the Mexican National Museum of Anthropology tells the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., about the museum's displays in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Mexican Honor Guard Soldiers prepare for a wreath laying ceremony at Ninos Heros Monument in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.  The monument honors six young Soldiers that died defending Chapultepec Castle from U.S. forces in the War of 1847.

    Mexican Honor Guard

    Mexican Honor Guard Soldiers prepare for a wreath laying ceremony at Ninos Heros Monument in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010. The monument honors six young Soldiers that died defending Chapultepec Castle from U.S. forces in the War of 1847.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and his wife, Sheila, complete their visit to the US National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.   The cemetery was established in 1851 and contains the remains of 1563 American Soldiers from the War of 1847.

    National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., and his wife, Sheila, complete their visit to the US National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010. The cemetery was established in 1851 and contains the remains of 1563 American Soldiers...

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., is given a tour of the U.S. National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.  The cemetery was established in 1851 and contains the remains of 1563 American Soldiers from the War of 1847.

    War of 1847

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., is given a tour of the U.S. National Cemetery in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010. The cemetery was established in 1851 and contains the remains of 1563 American Soldiers from the War of 1847.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., leaves an auditorium after talking with Mexico Senior Military Staff and Superior War College graduates in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Superior War College

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., leaves an auditorium after talking with Mexico Senior Military Staff and Superior War College graduates in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Mexican Special Forces demonstrate maneuvers to Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Mexican Special Forces demonstration

    Mexican Special Forces demonstrate maneuvers to Gen. George W. Casey Jr., at a military camp outside Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., gives Gen. Guillermo Galvan, Secretary of Mexico's National Defense, a Remington Statue as part of a gift exchange and at the conclusion of their meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

    Gen. Guillermo Galvan and Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., gives Gen. Guillermo Galvan, Secretary of Mexico's National Defense, a Remington Statue as part of a gift exchange and at the conclusion of their meeting in Mexico City, Mexico, Aug. 4, 2010.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., looks over Mexico City, Mexico, while flying in a helicopter and in-between events on Aug. 4, 2010.

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr.

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., looks over Mexico City, Mexico, while flying in a helicopter and in-between events on Aug. 4, 2010.

U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. met with Gen. Guillermo Galvan-Mexico's Secretary of National Defense-this week in Mexico City.

The meetings were part of a continuing effort to expand the partnership between two neighbors bound by a shared future and common understanding of security. "The primary focus of this week's meetings was for the generals to discuss issues of shared importance to their respective troops--both of which face the challenges of operating in an era of persistent conflict. The meetings included discussions about border issues, partnership and cooperation, leveraging lessons learned from the U.S. Army's effort to put itself on a rotational cycle, and the importance of sustaining military families," said U.S. Lt. Gen. Guy Swan--the commanding general of Army North, which is the Army component responsible for Theater Security Cooperation with Mexico and Canada.

The meetings were productive, as both Gen. Casey and Gen. Galvan acknowledged their interconnectedness, and expressed a desire to continue strengthening their ties and common vision with increased partnership and cooperation.

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