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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)
U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 howitzer in Syria, June 2, 2017. The Marines 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. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to the Marines and Sailors with Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) during a town-hall meeting aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 21. During the town-hall, Neller discussed updated social media guidance, his expectation that Marines will treat each other with dignity and respect, as well as, the importance of naval integration.
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.
Sergeant Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visits Marine Forces Central Command.
Brigadier General Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, cuts the cake in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at FOB Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016. Traditionally, a piece of cake will be presented to the Guest of Honor, the oldest Marine present, and the youngest Marine present.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, march into the 241st Marines Birthday Ball ceremony, in downtown Tampa, Fla., Nov. 12.  The evening's guest of honor, General Votel, spoke to more than 900 servicemembers and guests thanking the Marines for their warrior ethos and service to CENTCOM and the region.
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command donned uniforms from the Continental Marines of 1775 era to the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present day during the MARCENT and Tampa Bay Marine Corps Birthday Ball in downtown Tampa, Nov. 12.  (Photo by Penny Rogo/MamaRazzi foto)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, leads the Marines and sailors of MARCENT on a 12-mile hike, throughout Air Force Base MacDill, to celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command met with Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, at MacDill Airforce Base on November 8.
General Votel visited the MARCENT Headquarters for a staff brief and tour of the facility. Additionally he recognized six MARCENT Marines for superior performance in their duties and provided them each one of his 4-star challenge coins.
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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)
U.S. Marines fire an M777A2 howitzer in Syria, June 2, 2017. The Marines 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. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan
Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert B. Neller speaks to the Marines and Sailors with Naval Amphibious Forces, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5) during a town-hall meeting aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 21. During the town-hall, Neller discussed updated social media guidance, his expectation that Marines will treat each other with dignity and respect, as well as, the importance of naval integration.
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.
Sergeant Maj. Ronald L. Green, 18th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, visits Marine Forces Central Command.
Brigadier General Rick A. Uribe, Deputy Commanding General-Baghdad of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, cuts the cake in a cake cutting ceremony for the Marine Corps’ 241st birthday at FOB Union III, Baghdad, Iraq, November 10, 2016. Traditionally, a piece of cake will be presented to the Guest of Honor, the oldest Marine present, and the youngest Marine present.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, march into the 241st Marines Birthday Ball ceremony, in downtown Tampa, Fla., Nov. 12.  The evening's guest of honor, General Votel, spoke to more than 900 servicemembers and guests thanking the Marines for their warrior ethos and service to CENTCOM and the region.
Marines from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command donned uniforms from the Continental Marines of 1775 era to the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to present day during the MARCENT and Tampa Bay Marine Corps Birthday Ball in downtown Tampa, Nov. 12.  (Photo by Penny Rogo/MamaRazzi foto)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, leads the Marines and sailors of MARCENT on a 12-mile hike, throughout Air Force Base MacDill, to celebrate the 241st Marine Corps Birthday, Nov. 10.
U.S. Army General Joseph L. Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command met with Lieutenant General William D. Beydler, Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, at MacDill Airforce Base on November 8.
General Votel visited the MARCENT Headquarters for a staff brief and tour of the facility. Additionally he recognized six MARCENT Marines for superior performance in their duties and provided them each one of his 4-star challenge coins.