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Marine Corps Forces Central Command

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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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Gregory/released)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct speed reload drills aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Jan 22, 2016. The 26th MEU is embarked with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins/26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) conducts a command visit of  5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 15, 2015. Lt. Gen. Beydler discussed readiness and the training necessary for  the staff to respond as a command element for crisis response and contingencies.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk, 5th MEB Combat Camera/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., prepares to relinquish command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Surf’s Edge aboard Air Force Base MacDill, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. Sergeant Maj. Larry Fineran, MARCENT sergeant major, salutes after passing the MARCENT battle colors to McKenzie, who in turn would hand the colors over to Beydler symbolizing the transfer of command.  General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, presided over the ceremony.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Walkerstill, a Weapons and Tactics Instructor with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 (VMM-165), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, fires an M240 machine gun during Aerial Gunnery Training aboard an MV-22 in an Southwest Asia, July 15, 2015. The Marines of VMM – 165 celebrate the unit’s 50th anniversary while deployed with the SPMAGTF; providing long range assault support, troop transport and cargo delivery in the Central Command Area of Operations, as well as support to the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Leah Agler)
U.S. Marine Col. John McDonough, commanding officer of II Marine Expeditionary Force's Advise & Assist Team and Task Force Al Taqaddum, speaks about the unit’s mission, his intent, and the current status of Iraqi Security Force training aboard Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission pairs U.S. coalition members in a mentoring capacity with Iraqi Security Force leadership in operational and logistics planning.
U.S. Marines come to a security halt during a patrol at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. The Task Force Al Taqaddum Security Force runs regular mounted and dismounted patrols of the area to ensure the safety of the Al Taqaddum personnel. Task Force Al Taqaddum is part of Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission, which places U.S. coalition members in mentorship positions with Iraqi Security Force leadership in subjects like logistics and operations planning. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Baker)
Flames explode behind the U.S. Navy Blue Angels'  F/A-18 Hornets during the night portion of the 2014 Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 4. The wall of fire is the last event of the night air show.
Brig. Gen. Carl Mundy, commander, Combined Task Force 51, speaks with Capt. Alvin Holsey, commanding officer, USS Makin Island before departing the Makin Island, Sept. 29.  Mundy visited the Marines and sailors deployed with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/ RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, the Task Force commanding general, speaks to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the USS Makin Island Sept. 29.  The 11th MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force embarked with the Makin Island Amphibious ready Group in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/NOT RELEASED)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Marines with Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, render honors to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commander, Regional Command and Marine Expeditionary Brigade–Afghanistan, during the battalion’s transfer of authority ceremony aboard Tactical Base Dwyer, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2014. The ceremony signified the battalion’s transfer of authority of the base and their area of responsibility to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, a U.S. Army command based out of Fort Hood, Texas. The ceremony also meant the end of combat operations for 7th Marines – a regiment which has been actively supporting Operation Enduring Freedom for several years.
Sgt. Maj. Troy Black, sergeant major of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses Marines embarked aboard the USS Comstock during a visit, Sept. 27. The 11th MEU is deployed with the Makin Island ARG as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/ Released)
Col. Matthew Trollinger, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses Marines embarked aboard the USS Comstock during a visit, Sept. 27. The 11th MEU is deployed with the Makin Island ARG as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/ Released)
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, right, meritoriously promote Cpl. William R. Gelroth with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, during their visit at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2014. Amos and Barrett visited Marines with Regional Command Southwest to thank and update them on current events within the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
A Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment recites a practical phrase used to simulate the time it takes to send a burst of live fire at KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks, Sept. 19, 2014 as part of the Island Viper exercise. The exercise is meant to prepare Marines for real-world combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Harley Thomas)
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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. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler C. Gregory/released)
U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2/6, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), conduct speed reload drills aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), Jan 22, 2016. The 26th MEU is embarked with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and is deployed to maintain regional security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jeraco Jenkins/26th MEU Combat Camera/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Akeel Austin/Released)
U.S. Marine Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command (MARCENT) conducts a command visit of  5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 15, 2015. Lt. Gen. Beydler discussed readiness and the training necessary for  the staff to respond as a command element for crisis response and contingencies.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk, 5th MEB Combat Camera/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr., prepares to relinquish command of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command to Lt. Gen. Dave “Smoke” Beydler during a change of command ceremony at the Surf’s Edge aboard Air Force Base MacDill, Oct. 27, at 9:00 a.m. Sergeant Maj. Larry Fineran, MARCENT sergeant major, salutes after passing the MARCENT battle colors to McKenzie, who in turn would hand the colors over to Beydler symbolizing the transfer of command.  General Robert B. Neller, 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps, presided over the ceremony.
U.S. Marine Sgt. Joseph Walkerstill, a Weapons and Tactics Instructor with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 (VMM-165), Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force—Crisis Response—Central Command, fires an M240 machine gun during Aerial Gunnery Training aboard an MV-22 in an Southwest Asia, July 15, 2015. The Marines of VMM – 165 celebrate the unit’s 50th anniversary while deployed with the SPMAGTF; providing long range assault support, troop transport and cargo delivery in the Central Command Area of Operations, as well as support to the Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Leah Agler)
U.S. Marine Col. John McDonough, commanding officer of II Marine Expeditionary Force's Advise & Assist Team and Task Force Al Taqaddum, speaks about the unit’s mission, his intent, and the current status of Iraqi Security Force training aboard Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission pairs U.S. coalition members in a mentoring capacity with Iraqi Security Force leadership in operational and logistics planning.
U.S. Marines come to a security halt during a patrol at Al Taqaddum Air Base, Iraq, July 3, 2015. The Task Force Al Taqaddum Security Force runs regular mounted and dismounted patrols of the area to ensure the safety of the Al Taqaddum personnel. Task Force Al Taqaddum is part of Operation Inherent Resolve’s Advise & Assist mission, which places U.S. coalition members in mentorship positions with Iraqi Security Force leadership in subjects like logistics and operations planning. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Baker)
Flames explode behind the U.S. Navy Blue Angels'  F/A-18 Hornets during the night portion of the 2014 Miramar Air Show aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 4. The wall of fire is the last event of the night air show.
Brig. Gen. Carl Mundy, commander, Combined Task Force 51, speaks with Capt. Alvin Holsey, commanding officer, USS Makin Island before departing the Makin Island, Sept. 29.  Mundy visited the Marines and sailors deployed with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/ RELEASED)
Brig. Gen. Carl E. Mundy, the Task Force commanding general, speaks to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) aboard the USS Makin Island Sept. 29.  The 11th MEU is a forward-deployed, flexible sea-based Marine Air-Ground Task Force embarked with the Makin Island Amphibious ready Group in the 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Demetrius Morgan/NOT RELEASED)
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PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 16, 2014) An MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 (Reinforced) launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Makin Island, the flagship of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, is on a scheduled deployment with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) to the U.S. 7th and 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher Lindahl/Released)
Marines with Charley Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, render honors to Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, commander, Regional Command and Marine Expeditionary Brigade–Afghanistan, during the battalion’s transfer of authority ceremony aboard Tactical Base Dwyer, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2014. The ceremony signified the battalion’s transfer of authority of the base and their area of responsibility to 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, a U.S. Army command based out of Fort Hood, Texas. The ceremony also meant the end of combat operations for 7th Marines – a regiment which has been actively supporting Operation Enduring Freedom for several years.
Sgt. Maj. Troy Black, sergeant major of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses Marines embarked aboard the USS Comstock during a visit, Sept. 27. The 11th MEU is deployed with the Makin Island ARG as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/ Released)
Col. Matthew Trollinger, commanding officer of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, addresses Marines embarked aboard the USS Comstock during a visit, Sept. 27. The 11th MEU is deployed with the Makin Island ARG as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout U.S. Central Command and the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Wenger/ Released)
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, left, and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, right, meritoriously promote Cpl. William R. Gelroth with Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group, during their visit at Camp Leatherneck, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2014. Amos and Barrett visited Marines with Regional Command Southwest to thank and update them on current events within the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia/Released)
A Marine with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment recites a practical phrase used to simulate the time it takes to send a burst of live fire at KR-5 live-fire range aboard Schofield Barracks, Sept. 19, 2014 as part of the Island Viper exercise. The exercise is meant to prepare Marines for real-world combat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Harley Thomas)