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Marine Corps Forces Central Command

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A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3, 2017. They have been conducting 24-hour all-weather fire support for the Coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter prepares to land at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan during casualty evacuation training Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process in preparation for future real-world missions. Quickening the CASEVAC process greatly enhances the survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Orbik, engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares a truck to transport Alaskan barriers at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2016. The 12-ton barriers are placed around structures to reinforce them and provide protection from shrapnel. Advise and assist sites, like Al Taqqadum Air Base, are an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to increase the military capacity of Iraqi Security Force personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force.
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force.
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their Navy counter parts.
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and the Maritime Raid Force with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast rope from a CH-60 Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 aboard the USS Boxer off the coast of southern California during their Sustainment Exercise Jan. 17, 2016. SUSTEX is designed to reinforce the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/MEU's execution of mission essential tasks in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
Corporal Brian P. Johnson is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler, Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Johnson received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 26 July 2006, during combat operations with Combined Regimental Combat Team 5, in Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson completed his active service in November of 2006. Beydler is the commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
Master Sgt. Adrian M. Marquez Ayala is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler, Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Marquez received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 8 November 2004, during Operation PHANTOM FURY in Fallujah, Iraq. Marquez is currently assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion, Tampa Detachment. Beydler is the commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps and U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest disembark a CH-47 Chinook during Operation Maiwand Six near Gereshk, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2017. Key leaders from both forces met to discuss recent progress and develop plans for the mission. Maiwand Six combines multiple elements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces with advising and assistance from the Task Force, and is designed to bolster security in Gereshk and surrounding areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Soldiers fire an artillery weapon, creating clouds of smoke.
Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commanding general for Task Force Southwest, greets British Army Maj. Gen. Charles Herbert, the Resolute Support senior advisor to the Minister of Interior, at Bastian Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2017. The purpose of the visit for the Afghan Minister of Interior  was an introduction to the leadership of 505th Zone National Police and an opportunity to meet some of the MOI forces at Bost Airfield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2017) – A Landing Craft Air Cushion approaches USS San Diego (LPD 22) during exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. The MEU-ARG team is deployed as a crisis response and contingency force prepared to conduct operations and partner nation training. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)
U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit convoy troops and supplies during Alligator Dagger – a two-week exercise that prepares incoming Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit teams to integrate and synchronize  warfighting capabilities in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.
U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up camp during Alligator Dagger – a two-week exercise that prepares incoming Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit teams to integrate and synchronize  warfighting capabilities in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug. 17, 2017) U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commanding general of Marine Forces Central Command (MARCENT), greets with Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 224 and Deployed Joint Command and Control (DJC2). Lt. Gen. Beydler and Sgt. Maj. William T. Thurber, MARCENT Sergeant Major, visited the Marines to address evolving topics in the future of the Marine Corps. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex J. Cole)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, and Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, the commanding general of 215th Corps, await CH-47 Chinooks during Operation Maiwand Five near Nawa, Afghanistan, Aug., 21, 2017. Several advisors with the Task Force are assisting their Afghan counterparts throughout the operation, which is designed to clear insurgents from the Nawa district in Helmand province and help promote security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Harrison)
U.S. Marine Maj. Sean Kaiser, a communications advisor with Task Force Southwest, helps track troop movements with Afghan National Army soldiers from 215th Corps during Operation Maiwand Five near Nawa, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2017. Various elements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, including the ANA, Afghan National Police and Afghan Border Police are clearing the Nawa area of enemy presence with assistance from Task Force advisors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Harrison)
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An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter prepares to land at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan during casualty evacuation training Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process in preparation for future real-world missions. Quickening the CASEVAC process greatly enhances the survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
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A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3, 2017. They have been conducting 24-hour all-weather fire support for the Coalition’s local partners, the Syrian Democratic Forces, as part of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF-OIR is the global coalition to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter prepares to land at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan during casualty evacuation training Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process in preparation for future real-world missions. Quickening the CASEVAC process greatly enhances the survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Nicholas Orbik, engineer with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, prepares a truck to transport Alaskan barriers at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 8, 2016. The 12-ton barriers are placed around structures to reinforce them and provide protection from shrapnel. Advise and assist sites, like Al Taqqadum Air Base, are an integral part of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve’s multinational effort to increase the military capacity of Iraqi Security Force personnel to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force.
U.S. Marines with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command, recover a simulated casualty as part of a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel exercise at an Undisclosed Location in Southwest Asia Jan. 12, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is ready to respond to any crisis response mission in theater to include the employment of a TRAP force.
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 2/1, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), shield a simulated casualty from the debris of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey during Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Oct. 30, 2015. COMPTUEX provides the MEU ARG the opportunity to integrate naval training while also allowing focused, mission-specific training and evaluation for the Marines and their Navy counter parts.
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment and the Maritime Raid Force with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fast rope from a CH-60 Seahawk with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 aboard the USS Boxer off the coast of southern California during their Sustainment Exercise Jan. 17, 2016. SUSTEX is designed to reinforce the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group/MEU's execution of mission essential tasks in preparation for their upcoming deployment.
Corporal Brian P. Johnson is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler, Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Johnson received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 26 July 2006, during combat operations with Combined Regimental Combat Team 5, in Fallujah, Iraq. Johnson completed his active service in November of 2006. Beydler is the commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
Master Sgt. Adrian M. Marquez Ayala is presented the Purple Heart medal by Lieutenant. Gen. William D. Beydler, Mar. 17, 2016, at a ceremony at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Marquez received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained on 8 November 2004, during Operation PHANTOM FURY in Fallujah, Iraq. Marquez is currently assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion, Tampa Detachment. Beydler is the commander of Marine Corps Forces Central Command.
Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps and U.S. Marines with Task Force Southwest disembark a CH-47 Chinook during Operation Maiwand Six near Gereshk, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2017. Key leaders from both forces met to discuss recent progress and develop plans for the mission. Maiwand Six combines multiple elements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces with advising and assistance from the Task Force, and is designed to bolster security in Gereshk and surrounding areas. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
Soldiers fire an artillery weapon, creating clouds of smoke.
Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commanding general for Task Force Southwest, greets British Army Maj. Gen. Charles Herbert, the Resolute Support senior advisor to the Minister of Interior, at Bastian Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2017. The purpose of the visit for the Afghan Minister of Interior  was an introduction to the leadership of 505th Zone National Police and an opportunity to meet some of the MOI forces at Bost Airfield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)
GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2017) – A Landing Craft Air Cushion approaches USS San Diego (LPD 22) during exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. The MEU-ARG team is deployed as a crisis response and contingency force prepared to conduct operations and partner nation training. Alligator Dagger is a dedicated, unilateral combat rehearsal led by Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade, in which combined Navy and Marine Corps units of the America Amphibious Ready Group and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit are to practice, rehearse and exercise integrated capabilities that are available to U.S. Central Command both afloat and ashore. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jeremy Laboy)
U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit convoy troops and supplies during Alligator Dagger – a two-week exercise that prepares incoming Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit teams to integrate and synchronize  warfighting capabilities in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.
U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit set up camp during Alligator Dagger – a two-week exercise that prepares incoming Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Unit's Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit teams to integrate and synchronize  warfighting capabilities in the U.S. Central Command's area of operations.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (Aug. 17, 2017) U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, commanding general of Marine Forces Central Command (MARCENT), greets with Marines of Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 224 and Deployed Joint Command and Control (DJC2). Lt. Gen. Beydler and Sgt. Maj. William T. Thurber, MARCENT Sergeant Major, visited the Marines to address evolving topics in the future of the Marine Corps. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex J. Cole)
U.S. Marine Brig. Gen. Roger Turner, the commanding general of Task Force Southwest, and Brig. Gen. Wali Mohammed Ahmadzai, the commanding general of 215th Corps, await CH-47 Chinooks during Operation Maiwand Five near Nawa, Afghanistan, Aug., 21, 2017. Several advisors with the Task Force are assisting their Afghan counterparts throughout the operation, which is designed to clear insurgents from the Nawa district in Helmand province and help promote security and stability in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Harrison)
U.S. Marine Maj. Sean Kaiser, a communications advisor with Task Force Southwest, helps track troop movements with Afghan National Army soldiers from 215th Corps during Operation Maiwand Five near Nawa, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2017. Various elements of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, including the ANA, Afghan National Police and Afghan Border Police are clearing the Nawa area of enemy presence with assistance from Task Force advisors. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Tyler Harrison)
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An Afghan Air Force Mi-17 Helicopter prepares to land at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan during casualty evacuation training Aug. 14, 2017. More than 30 Afghan National Army soldiers with 215th Corps rehearsed and refined their CASEVAC process in preparation for future real-world missions. Quickening the CASEVAC process greatly enhances the survivability and recovery rates for wounded personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Lucas Hopkins)