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Marine Corps Forces Central Command

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Holly Vega, the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year, with her husband, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Javier Vega and their three children at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps Colonels Devin Young, left, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command's Staff Judge Advocate and Thomas Pecina, right, MARCENT Chief of Staff, flank Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Beikirch, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drew Dix for a photo during a Tampa Bay Lightning game commemorating the announcement of the 2019 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. The convention will be held in Tampa 22-29 October 2019 and bring together roughly 50 of the 74 surviving Medal of Honor recipients for a week of events in the Tampa Bay area.
ARABIAN SEA – U.S. Navy Aviation Boatsmate Handler Airmen Bryan Sanchez, assigned with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), prepares a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for takeoff while aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 5, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex ARG and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Francisco J. Diaz Jr./Released)
Marine Corps fire weapons aboard a ship.
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is staged aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 30, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mrs. Ellyn Dunford meet with deployed service members at bases across Iraq, Dec. 25, 2016 as part of the Chairman's USO Holiday tour.
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015.
Sergeant Major William T. Thurber, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command sergeant major, presents the MARCENT battle colors to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT commander since Oct. 27, 2015, will pass the battle colors to Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III, representing the exchange of command.
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment.
The 26th MEU trains to sustain expeditionary readiness across a range of critical capabilities both afloat and ashore in order to be prepared to respond to crisis in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.
Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command.  The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the demands of the complex CENTCOM environment.
A U.S. Marine plots a point as part of land navigation training during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. MARCENT hosted this exercise to refresh proficiency in basic infantry and develop NCO skills.
U.S. Marines provide security during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. MARCENT hosted this exercise to refresh proficiency in basic infantry and develop NCO skills.
U.S. Marines ruck during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. The exercise consisted of classes and practical applications focused on developing skills as an NCO.
U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) fire a 120mm mortar as a show of force at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, March 10, 2018. Approximately 300 Marines with TFSW are deployed to the Helmand province to provide training, advice and assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Marines and the ANDSF work together to expand security and increase stability in Helmand and Nimroz provinces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Karnath/Released)
Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, and Sgt. Maj. William T. Thurber, MARCENT Sergeant Major, stand front and center of the command formation during the MARCENT Annual Marine Corps Birthday hike.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, speaks with Marines and Sailors during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base.
An Afghan National Policemen spreads out tires before the top layer of confiscated drugs gets added during a periodic drug burn at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2017. The ANP arrived with approximately three tons of confiscated drugs from court cases in Helmand Province that have been stored over the past four years. This periodic burn included opium, heroin, hashish, various chemicals, alcohol and morphine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)
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Holly Vega, the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year, with her husband, Marine Corps Lt. Col. Javier Vega and their three children at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
U.S. Marine Corps Colonels Devin Young, left, Marine Corps Forces, Central Command's Staff Judge Advocate and Thomas Pecina, right, MARCENT Chief of Staff, flank Medal of Honor recipients, U.S. Army Sgt. Gary Beikirch, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Littrell, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Drew Dix for a photo during a Tampa Bay Lightning game commemorating the announcement of the 2019 Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention. The convention will be held in Tampa 22-29 October 2019 and bring together roughly 50 of the 74 surviving Medal of Honor recipients for a week of events in the Tampa Bay area.
ARABIAN SEA – U.S. Navy Aviation Boatsmate Handler Airmen Bryan Sanchez, assigned with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), prepares a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), for takeoff while aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Jan. 5, 2019. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex ARG and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Francisco J. Diaz Jr./Released)
Marine Corps fire weapons aboard a ship.
A U.S. Marine CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 Reinforced, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is staged aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex, Dec. 30, 2018. The Essex is the flagship for the Essex Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 13th MEU, is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mrs. Ellyn Dunford meet with deployed service members at bases across Iraq, Dec. 25, 2016 as part of the Chairman's USO Holiday tour.
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015.
Sergeant Major William T. Thurber, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command sergeant major, presents the MARCENT battle colors to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT commander since Oct. 27, 2015, will pass the battle colors to Lt. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, III, representing the exchange of command.
An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment.
The 26th MEU trains to sustain expeditionary readiness across a range of critical capabilities both afloat and ashore in order to be prepared to respond to crisis in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.
Lt. Col. Chad Vaughn, an F-35B Lightning II pilot stationed at Marine Aircraft Group 11, out of Yuma, Ariz. briefs GEN. Joseph L. Votel, commander of United States Central Command.  The purpose of the visit was to inform CENTCOM senior leaders of the capabilities of the aircraft and how it meets the demands of the complex CENTCOM environment.
A U.S. Marine plots a point as part of land navigation training during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. MARCENT hosted this exercise to refresh proficiency in basic infantry and develop NCO skills.
U.S. Marines provide security during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. MARCENT hosted this exercise to refresh proficiency in basic infantry and develop NCO skills.
U.S. Marines ruck during a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command noncommissioned officer (NCO) field exercise at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 14-15, 2018. The exercise consisted of classes and practical applications focused on developing skills as an NCO.
U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest (TFSW) fire a 120mm mortar as a show of force at Camp Shorab, Afghanistan, March 10, 2018. Approximately 300 Marines with TFSW are deployed to the Helmand province to provide training, advice and assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Marines and the ANDSF work together to expand security and increase stability in Helmand and Nimroz provinces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Melissa Karnath/Released)
Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, and Sgt. Maj. William T. Thurber, MARCENT Sergeant Major, stand front and center of the command formation during the MARCENT Annual Marine Corps Birthday hike.
Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, speaks with Marines and Sailors during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base.
An Afghan National Policemen spreads out tires before the top layer of confiscated drugs gets added during a periodic drug burn at Bost Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2017. The ANP arrived with approximately three tons of confiscated drugs from court cases in Helmand Province that have been stored over the past four years. This periodic burn included opium, heroin, hashish, various chemicals, alcohol and morphine. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Justin T. Updegraff)