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Lieutenant Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, along with other general officers from five different continents, watch during a tour of the USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez, as a 60-ton M1 Abrams tank is lifted aboard the Maritime Pre-Positioning vessel, May 28, at the Port of Aqaba, in the Kingdom of Jordan, in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
AQABA, Jordan (May 28, 2014) Lieutenant Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, walks up the ramp of the USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez for a ship’s tour with Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Al-Noamat, deputy commander, Royal Jordanian Naval Forces, along with more than 30 different general officers and military officials from five different continents. The Lopez, a maritime pre-positioning vessel was moored at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base for a four-day offload of military vehicles and gear in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
Prince of Jordan Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Jordanian Chief of Defense Gen. Mashal Al Zaben, along with general officers and military officials from more than 20 different countries, watch the Combined Armed Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) demonstration during Exercise Eager Lion 2014 in Jebel Petra, Jordan, June 5.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo Master Sgt. Will Price, MARCENT/Released)
Military officials throughout the region observe Maritime Prepositioning Force operations during Eager Lion 14
AQABA, Jordan (May 28, 2014) The Maritime Pre-Positioning vessel, USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez, named after Korean War veteran and Marine Medal of Honor recipient,  moored at the Port of Aqaba’s Royal Jordanian Naval Forces Base, in the Kingdom of Jordan for a four-day offload of military vehicles and gear in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014. Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
U.S. M1 Abrams tanks with Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 22 Marine Expeditionary  Unit,  fire at targets during the Combined Armed Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) demonstration in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014, June 5, at Jebel Petra, Jordan.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo Master Sgt. Will Price, MARCENT/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Robert Neller, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Central Command, presented the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism to nine MARCENT "Civilian" Marines  at the base theatre aboard
MacDill Air Force Base, May 6. With the civilian service medals pinned to their chests, Lt. Gen. Neller posed with the recipients. Pictured left to right, were Don Lorkowski, Jerry Lyons, John Marques, Terry Moores,  Charles "Gramps" Peterson, Ben Philhower, and Allen Rupenski. Notable guests at the ceremony were Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources.  Not present, but also recipients of medal, were Jeff "Bird" Hibbard and Jim McSpadden.
The medal was established by the Secretary of Defense to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of civilian employees of the DoD in direct support of the armed forces engaged in operations to combat terrorism, since Sept. 11, 2001.
Lieutenant Gen. Robert Neller and Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Fineran, commander and
sergeant major of U.S. Marine Corps Central
Command, affix the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer to the MARCENT
Battle Colors during an awards ceremony at the base theatre aboard
MacDill Air Force Base, May 6.  MARCENT received the unit award from the
Commandant of the Marine Corps for exceptionally meritorious service during
assigned missions from January 2010 to December 2011 in support of national
security objectives in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. 
Notable guests at the ceremony were Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant
of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant
for Programs
and Resources.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Paul D. Haagenson, commander of C Company, 1st battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, a brief aboard Forward Operating Base (FOB) Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Neller was visiting U.S. Marines and Sailors deployed in Helmand to review current plans, and retrograde operations.
(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan/ Not Released)
United States Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Tryon, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe, and Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania both speak to the local press in Tbilisi, March 19, 2014. Tryon visited Georgia to attend the departure ceremony for the Georgian Special Mountain Battalion and 23rd Bn., who are deploying to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force, and he met with Georgian military officials. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting, BSRF PAO/ Released)
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 10, 2014) Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) participate in a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and increasing theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (March 18, 2014) Marines participate in rifle training aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and U.S. Navy Sailors with Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare vehicles and equipment for transport on a landing craft, air cushion aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in support of an exercise. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 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 Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell/Released)
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), board an MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd MEU, aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in support of an exercise. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 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 Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell/Released)
Marines with the tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 2/1), part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the 120mm smoothbore cannon of four M1A1 Abrams tanks during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 20. Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (RUTMEUEX) 14-1 allows the Marines and sailors of the 11th MEU the opportunity to employ techniques and tactics applicable to their future deployment. RUTMEUEX incorporates the majority of the ground combat element, aviation combat element, logistics combat element and command element of the MEU for the first time in the predeployment cycle.
A landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force gives hand and arm signals to a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, during a Helicopter Support Team exercise at Davis Airfield aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 19, 2014. Marines with CLR-2 were hooking a M777 howitzer to the Super Stallion.
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force connect cables to a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, during a Helicopter Support Team exercise at Davis Airfield aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 19, 2014. 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment brought two M777 howitzers for 2nd MLG LS specialists to train with.
The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos looks on as Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barret speaks to the Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces Africa and Crisis Response during a command visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 16, 2013. The commandant and sergeant major of the Marine Corps spoke to the Marines and Sailors about the importance of their missions. Since deploying in January, Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa has trained over 500 host nation personnel in Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Bolla/Released)
Kurt Tong, left, retired Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, center, and Gen. James F. Amos pay respect at the Reunion of Honor memorial on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 19 during the annual Reunion of Honor ceremony. This year’s ceremony commemorated the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. "When I founded the Joint Reunion of Honor in 1995, it was my intention that it was for that year only," said Snowden, the oldest surviving Marine of the battle. "It was such a success that we have been doing it each year since." Tong is the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Japan, and Amos is commandant of the Marine Corps.
Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, right, Regional Command (Southwest) commanding general, speaks with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili during the president's visit to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 15, 2014. This was the first time President Margvelashvili has visited his troops in Afghanistan since taking office during November 2013.
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Lieutenant Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, along with other general officers from five different continents, watch during a tour of the USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez, as a 60-ton M1 Abrams tank is lifted aboard the Maritime Pre-Positioning vessel, May 28, at the Port of Aqaba, in the Kingdom of Jordan, in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
AQABA, Jordan (May 28, 2014) Lieutenant Gen. Robert B. Neller, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, walks up the ramp of the USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez for a ship’s tour with Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Al-Noamat, deputy commander, Royal Jordanian Naval Forces, along with more than 30 different general officers and military officials from five different continents. The Lopez, a maritime pre-positioning vessel was moored at the Royal Jordanian Naval Base for a four-day offload of military vehicles and gear in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
Prince of Jordan Faisal Bin Al-Hussein, Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander, U.S. Central Command, and Jordanian Chief of Defense Gen. Mashal Al Zaben, along with general officers and military officials from more than 20 different countries, watch the Combined Armed Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) demonstration during Exercise Eager Lion 2014 in Jebel Petra, Jordan, June 5.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo Master Sgt. Will Price, MARCENT/Released)
Military officials throughout the region observe Maritime Prepositioning Force operations during Eager Lion 14
AQABA, Jordan (May 28, 2014) The Maritime Pre-Positioning vessel, USNS 1st LT Baldomero Lopez, named after Korean War veteran and Marine Medal of Honor recipient,  moored at the Port of Aqaba’s Royal Jordanian Naval Forces Base, in the Kingdom of Jordan for a four-day offload of military vehicles and gear in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014. Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price/Released)
U.S. M1 Abrams tanks with Battalion Landing Team 1/6, 22 Marine Expeditionary  Unit,  fire at targets during the Combined Armed Live Fire Exercise (CALFEX) demonstration in support of Exercise Eager Lion 2014, June 5, at Jebel Petra, Jordan.  Eager Lion is a recurring, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.   (U.S. Marine Corps photo Master Sgt. Will Price, MARCENT/Released)
Lieutenant Gen. Robert Neller, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Central Command, presented the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism to nine MARCENT "Civilian" Marines  at the base theatre aboard
MacDill Air Force Base, May 6. With the civilian service medals pinned to their chests, Lt. Gen. Neller posed with the recipients. Pictured left to right, were Don Lorkowski, Jerry Lyons, John Marques, Terry Moores,  Charles "Gramps" Peterson, Ben Philhower, and Allen Rupenski. Notable guests at the ceremony were Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources.  Not present, but also recipients of medal, were Jeff "Bird" Hibbard and Jim McSpadden.
The medal was established by the Secretary of Defense to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of civilian employees of the DoD in direct support of the armed forces engaged in operations to combat terrorism, since Sept. 11, 2001.
Lieutenant Gen. Robert Neller and Sgt. Maj. Lawrence Fineran, commander and
sergeant major of U.S. Marine Corps Central
Command, affix the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer to the MARCENT
Battle Colors during an awards ceremony at the base theatre aboard
MacDill Air Force Base, May 6.  MARCENT received the unit award from the
Commandant of the Marine Corps for exceptionally meritorious service during
assigned missions from January 2010 to December 2011 in support of national
security objectives in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. 
Notable guests at the ceremony were Gen. John Paxton, Assistant Commandant
of the Marine Corps, and Brig. Gen. John Jansen, Assistant Deputy Commandant
for Programs
and Resources.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Paul D. Haagenson, commander of C Company, 1st battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, gives U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, commanding general of Marine Corps Forces Central Command, a brief aboard Forward Operating Base (FOB) Boldak in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Neller was visiting U.S. Marines and Sailors deployed in Helmand to review current plans, and retrograde operations.
(Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Darien J. Bjorndal, Marine Expeditionary Brigade Afghanistan/ Not Released)
United States Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard Tryon, commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Europe, and Georgian Minister of Defense Irakli Alasania both speak to the local press in Tbilisi, March 19, 2014. Tryon visited Georgia to attend the departure ceremony for the Georgian Special Mountain Battalion and 23rd Bn., who are deploying to Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force, and he met with Georgian military officials. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting, BSRF PAO/ Released)
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MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 10, 2014) Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU) participate in a live-fire exercise aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is deployed in support of maritime security operations, providing crisis response capability and increasing theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)
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GULF OF ADEN (March 18, 2014) Marines participate in rifle training aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Gunston Hall is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and with the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jesse A. Hyatt/Released)
U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and U.S. Navy Sailors with Assault Craft Unit 4 prepare vehicles and equipment for transport on a landing craft, air cushion aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in support of an exercise. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 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 Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell/Released)
U.S. Marines with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), board an MV-22 Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd MEU, aboard the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) in support of an exercise. The 22nd MEU is deployed with the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group 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 Staff Sgt. Lukas Atwell/Released)
Marines with the tank platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (BLT 2/1), part of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, fire the 120mm smoothbore cannon of four M1A1 Abrams tanks during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., March 20. Realistic Urban Training Marine Expeditionary Unit Exercise (RUTMEUEX) 14-1 allows the Marines and sailors of the 11th MEU the opportunity to employ techniques and tactics applicable to their future deployment. RUTMEUEX incorporates the majority of the ground combat element, aviation combat element, logistics combat element and command element of the MEU for the first time in the predeployment cycle.
A landing support specialist with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force gives hand and arm signals to a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, during a Helicopter Support Team exercise at Davis Airfield aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 19, 2014. Marines with CLR-2 were hooking a M777 howitzer to the Super Stallion.
Landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force connect cables to a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, Marine Aircraft Group 29, Marine Corps Air Station New River, during a Helicopter Support Team exercise at Davis Airfield aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., March 19, 2014. 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment brought two M777 howitzers for 2nd MLG LS specialists to train with.
The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos looks on as Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal P. Barret speaks to the Marines and Sailors of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces Africa and Crisis Response during a command visit to Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, June 16, 2013. The commandant and sergeant major of the Marine Corps spoke to the Marines and Sailors about the importance of their missions. Since deploying in January, Special-Purpose MAGTF Africa has trained over 500 host nation personnel in Africa. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Bolla/Released)
Kurt Tong, left, retired Lt. Gen. Lawrence F. Snowden, center, and Gen. James F. Amos pay respect at the Reunion of Honor memorial on Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, March 19 during the annual Reunion of Honor ceremony. This year’s ceremony commemorated the 69th anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. "When I founded the Joint Reunion of Honor in 1995, it was my intention that it was for that year only," said Snowden, the oldest surviving Marine of the battle. "It was such a success that we have been doing it each year since." Tong is the deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Japan, and Amos is commandant of the Marine Corps.
Brigadier Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, right, Regional Command (Southwest) commanding general, speaks with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili during the president's visit to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 15, 2014. This was the first time President Margvelashvili has visited his troops in Afghanistan since taking office during November 2013.