Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) leads a formation of ships, including Cyclone-class patrol crafts USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Chinook (PC 9), U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), a Kuwaiti naval vessel and an Iraqi naval vessel during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. The exercise is a surface engagement between the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies focused on improving proficiency in maritime security tactics to help ensure the freedom of navigation throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC2 Lucas Askew/Released)
Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) leads a formation of ships during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC2 Lucas Askew/Released)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off in front of the Kandahar International Airport, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2018. The A-10 flew in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel providing aide to Afghan forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off in front of the Kandahar International Airport, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)
A sailor deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Group 52.3, left, and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) Sailors conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. Eagle Response 18 is an explosive ordnance disposal and diving exercise with the ENF conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
A sailor deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Group 52.3, left, and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) Sailors conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, welcomes His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the U.S., to MacDill Air Force Base, July 31, 2018. The two leaders discussed mutual security concerns in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, welcomes His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the U.S., to MacDill Air Force Base, July 31, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, U.S. Central Command deputy director of operations, left, and Hillsborough County Veterans Council member Walt Raysick, right, address attendees during a Field of Honor ceremony July 14, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Park near Tampa, Fla. The ceremony honors the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Glenna Lambert)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, U.S. Central Command deputy director of operations, left, and Hillsborough County Veterans Council member Walt Raysick, right, address attendees during a Field of Honor ceremony July 14, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Glenna Lambert)
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives in-flight fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during an aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, July 6, 2018. The F-22 is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives in-flight fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during an aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, July 6, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, incoming commander for Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, deputy chief of staff for operations for Resolute Support and the deputy commanding general for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, center, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Lathrop, outgoing commander for TAAC-South, right, face the audience, June 30, 2018, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lathrop, assigned to the 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard, relinquished authority of TAAC-South to Smiley, assigned to the 40th Inf. Div. 

"Serving as the TAAC-South commander has been the most extraordinary experience of my career,” said Lathrop. "No commander can ask for more than what the team has given in bravery, compassion, and strength of character. I cannot think of a better leader to assume command than Brig. Gen. Smiley, whose experience in Afghanistan and passion to accomplish the mission will be vital to his team’s success.” 

The command is composed of U.S. Army Soldiers from 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The command’s mission is to train and advise Afghan security forces. Its U.S. forces also assist with counterterrorism operations in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, incoming commander for Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, deputy chief of staff for operations for Resolute Support and the deputy commanding general for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, center, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Lathr ...More
Senior Chief Navy Diver Mike McInroy (right) conducts pre-dive equipment checks with Navy Diver 3rd Class Dennis Krzanak during exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18. RR18 is a bilateral explosive ordnance disposal, diving and visit, board, search and seizure engagement with the U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces to enhance military-to-military cooperation and counter maritime threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Neal Blair/Released)
Senior Chief Navy Diver Mike McInroy (right) conducts pre-dive equipment checks with Navy Diver 3rd Class Dennis Krzanak during exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Neal Blair/Released)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses the Marines and Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 22, 2018. Votel, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and other distinguished visitors took a tour of Iwo Jima and spoke with crew members and Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, who are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses the Marines and Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 22, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)
Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 8, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV)
Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 8, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV)
Guided-missile destroyer USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) leads a formation of ships, including Cyclone-class patrol crafts USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Chinook (PC 9), U.S. Coast Guard Island-class patrol cutter USCGC Monomoy (WPB 1326), a Kuwaiti naval vessel and an Iraqi naval vessel during a trilateral exercise with Iraq and Kuwait. The exercise is a surface engagement between the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, and the Iraqi and Kuwaiti navies focused on improving proficiency in maritime security tactics to help ensure the freedom of navigation throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC2 Lucas Askew/Released)
An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off in front of the Kandahar International Airport, on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2018. The A-10 flew in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel providing aide to Afghan forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)
A sailor deployed to U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Group 52.3, left, and Egyptian Naval Force (ENF) Sailors conduct a familiarization dive during Eagle Response 18. Eagle Response 18 is an explosive ordnance disposal and diving exercise with the ENF conducted to enhance interoperability and war-fighting readiness, fortify military-to-military relationships and advance operational capabilities of all participating units. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, welcomes His Royal Highness Prince Khalid bin Salman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to the U.S., to MacDill Air Force Base, July 31, 2018. The two leaders discussed mutual security concerns in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt. Dana Flamer)
2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, Alpha Battery, 2nd Platoon fires artillery in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, July 23 2018.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Elliot Hughes
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Paul Bontrager, U.S. Central Command deputy director of operations, left, and Hillsborough County Veterans Council member Walt Raysick, right, address attendees during a Field of Honor ceremony July 14, 2018 at the Veterans Memorial Park near Tampa, Fla. The ceremony honors the U.S. military and law enforcement personnel who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Glenna Lambert)
Lieutenant General Carl E. Mundy, III, the new commander of United States Marine Corps Forces, Central Command addresses the service members and attendees during the MARCENT change of command ceremony, at the Vince Tolbert Building at MacDill Air Force Base, July 11. Mundy assumed command from Lt. Gen. William D. Beydler, who has served as the MARCENT Commander since Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Tom Gagnier)
A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives in-flight fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during an aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, July 6, 2018. The F-22 is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley, incoming commander for Train, Advise and Assist Command-South, left, U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas, deputy chief of staff for operations for Resolute Support and the deputy commanding general for operations for U.S. Forces Afghanistan, center, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John Lathrop, outgoing commander for TAAC-South, right, face the audience, June 30, 2018, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Lathrop, assigned to the 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard, relinquished authority of TAAC-South to Smiley, assigned to the 40th Inf. Div. 

"Serving as the TAAC-South commander has been the most extraordinary experience of my career,” said Lathrop. "No commander can ask for more than what the team has given in bravery, compassion, and strength of character. I cannot think of a better leader to assume command than Brig. Gen. Smiley, whose experience in Afghanistan and passion to accomplish the mission will be vital to his team’s success.” 

The command is composed of U.S. Army Soldiers from 40th Infantry Division, California National Guard and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The command’s mission is to train and advise Afghan security forces. Its U.S. forces also assist with counterterrorism operations in southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Neysa Canfield/TAAC-South Public Affairs)
Senior Chief Navy Diver Mike McInroy (right) conducts pre-dive equipment checks with Navy Diver 3rd Class Dennis Krzanak during exercise Resolute Response (RR) 18. RR18 is a bilateral explosive ordnance disposal, diving and visit, board, search and seizure engagement with the U.S. and Lebanese Armed Forces to enhance military-to-military cooperation and counter maritime threats. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Bryan Neal Blair/Released)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses the Marines and Sailors aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), June 22, 2018. Votel, Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, and other distinguished visitors took a tour of Iwo Jima and spoke with crew members and Marines with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, who are currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet of operations in support of maritime security operations to reassure allies and partners and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner/Released)
Iraqi Security Forces fire at known ISIS locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border using an M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer, June 8, 2018. Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners provided fire support as they continued Operation Roundup, the military offensive to rid the final pockets of the terrorist organization from the Middle Euphrates River Valley in Syria. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV)

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