Marine Corps Forces Central Command

 

Marine Corps Forces Central Command

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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.
Joint Forces celebrate Marine Corps birthday in Iraq
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.
CENTCOM commander honored at MARCENT Ball
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)
MARCENT Marines celebrates 241 birthday!!
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)
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.
Central Command visits MARCENT
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.
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.
MARCENT marches into 241st birthday!
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. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with U.S. Marine Sgt. Mathew Smith, an operations planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, aboard AFB MacDill, Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4.   Brown visited the MARCENT headquarters for a brief by its commander, Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler (center) and a tour of the facility.  Smith was recognized by the CENTCOM leader for his superior performance on the job, his pursuit of a college degree, and the selfless hours of community service he has given.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
Bravo Zulus from CENTCOM Deputy Commander
U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, deputy commander, U.S. Central Command, speaks with U.S. Marine Sgt. Mathew Smith, an operations planner with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Central Command, aboard AFB MacDill, Tampa, Fla., Oct. 4. Brown visited the MARCENT headquarters for a brief by its commander, Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler (center) and a tour of the facility. Smith was recognized by the CENTCOM leader for his superior performance on the job, his pursuit of a college degree, and the selfless hours of community service he has given. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Master Sgt. Will Price)
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.
MARCENT marches into 241st birthday!
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.
United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command bid farewell to its senior enlisted leader and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held at the Davis Conference Center aboard Air Force Base MacDill, in Tampa, Fla., June 30.
Sergeant Maj. William T. Thurber replaced Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran as sergeant major of MARCENT.  Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, MARCENT commander, presided over the event, that also doubled as a retirement ceremony for Fineran. (Photo by Sgt. Alan Belser)
MARCENT welcomes new senior enlisted leader, retires another
United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command bid farewell to its senior enlisted leader and welcomed another during a relief and appointment ceremony held at the Davis Conference Center aboard Air Force Base MacDill, in Tampa, Fla., June 30. Sergeant Maj. William T. Thurber replaced Sgt. Maj. Lawrence P. Fineran as sergeant major of MARCENT. Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, MARCENT commander, presided over the event, that also doubled as a retirement ceremony for Fineran. (Photo by Sgt. Alan Belser)
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, meets with Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Moh'd Al-Masri and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tera Denial, at the Combined Joint Task Force logistical officers for Exercise Eager Lion 2016, at the Joint Training Center, just outside Amman, Jordan, May 24.  Eager Lion 16 is a bilateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.
Lieutenant Gen. Beydler meets with Jordanian Lt. Col. Moh'd Al-Masri
Lieutenant Gen. William D. Beydler, commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, meets with Jordanian Armed Forces Lt. Col. Moh'd Al-Masri and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Tera Denial, at the Combined Joint Task Force logistical officers for Exercise Eager Lion 2016, at the Joint Training Center, just outside Amman, Jordan, May 24. Eager Lion 16 is a bilateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen military-to-military relationships, increase interoperability between partner nations and enhance regional security and stability.
Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces work alongside U.S. Marines with 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 16.2, to direct air support during Exercise Eager Lion 16 at Armor Range, Quick Reaction Force, Kingdom of Jordan on May 16, 2016. Eager Lion 16 is a US military bi-lateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations while conducting contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk 5th MEB COMCAM/Released)
Eager Lion 2016 Air Support Training Image 1
Members of the Jordanian Armed Forces work alongside U.S. Marines with 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force 16.2, to direct air support during Exercise Eager Lion 16 at Armor Range, Quick Reaction Force, Kingdom of Jordan on May 16, 2016. Eager Lion 16 is a US military bi-lateral exercise with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan designed to strengthen relationships and interoperability between partner nations while conducting contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lauren Falk 5th MEB COMCAM/Released)
The Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Forces Central Command hosted a 5K, April 29, to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.  More than 200 service members and family members ran to support fighting sexual harassment and creating awareness for bystander intervention. 
Pictured left to right, Col. Brad Close, MARCENT Chief of Staff and grand marshal of the run, Army Specialist Chris Ubias (Male 3rd place: 19:59), Marine Lance Cpl.  Lenadjah White (Male 2nd place 19:18), Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Altimari (Male 1st Place: 18:16), Navy Electrician Tech 1st Class Valerie Blasewitz (Female 1st place: 22:34), Ms. Betsy Allen (Female 2nd place: 24:39), Ms. Theresa Winterhalter (Female 3rd place: 25:00), and Lt. Col. Maureen Murphy, MARCENT's senior administrative officer and event organizer.
"We were very happy to have hosted more than 200 runners to bring in the month of events on a high note," said Murphy.  "Even if just one participant from today's run steps up to prevent even one case of sexual harassment, we consider our event a huge success."
MARCENT hosts 5k to create awareness
The Marines and Sailors of Marine Corps Forces Central Command hosted a 5K, April 29, to recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month. More than 200 service members and family members ran to support fighting sexual harassment and creating awareness for bystander intervention. Pictured left to right, Col. Brad Close, MARCENT Chief of Staff and grand marshal of the run, Army Specialist Chris Ubias (Male 3rd place: 19:59), Marine Lance Cpl. Lenadjah White (Male 2nd place 19:18), Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Altimari (Male 1st Place: 18:16), Navy Electrician Tech 1st Class Valerie Blasewitz (Female 1st place: 22:34), Ms. Betsy Allen (Female 2nd place: 24:39), Ms. Theresa Winterhalter (Female 3rd place: 25:00), and Lt. Col. Maureen Murphy, MARCENT's senior administrative officer and event organizer. "We were very happy to have hosted more than 200 runners to bring in the month of events on a high note," said Murphy. "Even if just one participant from today's run steps up to prevent even one case of sexual harassment, we consider our event a huge success."
TAMPA, Fla. – 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.
Purple Heart Presentation
TAMPA, Fla. – 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.
TAMPA, Fla. – 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.
Purple Heart Ceremony
TAMPA, Fla. – 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.
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)
Maritime fast roping
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 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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl/RELEASED)
Long Range Raid
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. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Briauna Birl/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)
Fox Co, BLT 2/6 speed reload drills
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)
7th Marines train for TRAP
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)
It's a TRAP!
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. Marines, Iraqi Soldiers place barriers, reinforce protection for base
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)
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CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 9 of 9]

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:06:32 -0500

General Joseph Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attends a cake-cutting ceremony with U.S. Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, in honor of the 241st Marine Corps Birthday in Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is forward deployed in several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert)
CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 9 of 9]

CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 8 of 9]

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:05:57 -0500

General Joseph Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, attends a cake-cutting ceremony with U.S. Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, in honor of the 241st Marine Corps Birthday in Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is forward deployed in several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert)
CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 8 of 9]

CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 7 of 9]

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:05:44 -0500

General Joseph Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, cuts a birthday cake during a ceremony in honor of the 241st Marine Corps Birthday with U.S. Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, in Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is forward deployed in several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert)
CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 7 of 9]

CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 6 of 9]

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:05:29 -0500

General Joseph Dunford Jr., Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks to Marines with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, Erbil, Iraq, Nov. 10, 2016. SPMAGTF-CR-CC is forward deployed in several host nations, with the ability to respond to a variety of contingencies rapidly and effectively. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Donald Holbert)
CJCS visits SPMAGTF Marines in Erbil [Image 6 of 9]

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve
  

M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 12 of 12]

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:51:37 -0500

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division fire a M777 A2 Howitzer in support of Iraqi security forces during the Mosul offensive at Platoon Assembly Area 14, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2016. Charlie Battery conducted the fire mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)
M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 12 of 12]

M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 11 of 12]

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:51:24 -0500

U.S. Soldiers assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division fire a M777 A2 Howitzer in support of Iraqi security forces at Platoon Assembly Area 14, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2016. Charlie Battery conducted the fire mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)
M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 11 of 12]

M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 10 of 12]

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:51:13 -0500

U.S. Army Spc. Tristan Trammel. Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires a M777 A2 Howitzer in support of Iraqi security forces at Platoon Assembly Area 14, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2016. Charlie Battery conducted the fire mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)
M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 10 of 12]

M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 9 of 12]

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 02:50:57 -0500

U.S Soldiers assigned to Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division fire a M777 A2 Howitzer in support of Iraqi security forces during the Mosul offensive at Platoon Assembly Area 14, Iraq, Dec. 6, 2016. Charlie Battery conducted the fire mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, the global Coalition to defeat ISIL in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Christopher Brecht)
M777 A2 Howitzer fire mission [Image 9 of 12]

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MARCENT is designated as the Marine Corps service component for U.S. Central Command. MARCENT is responsible for all Marine Corps forces in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

MARCENT provides Marine Expeditionary Forces capable of conducting a wide range of operations, offering the command a responsive and unique set of capabilities. Marines deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as embarked aboard U.S. Navy amphibious ships provide a potent mix of capabilities that can project combat power rapidly to any location in the region.

The CENTCOM AOR is an area larger than the Continental United States, is comprised of 20 countries, 522 million people, 7 major languages and more than 12 major religions.

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