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)
A 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer is prepared for departure at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 19, 2018. The B-1 returned to the area of operations in April to combat Taliban and other terrorist groups after two years of supporting the United States Pacific Command’s AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)
A 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer is prepared for departure at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 19, 2018. The B-1 returned to the area of operations in April to combat Taliban and other terrorist groups after two years of supporting the United States Pacific Command’s AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. ...More
French soldiers, assigned to Task Force Wagram, fire a French Ceasar in support of Operation Roundup, in Al Qa'im, Iraq, May 16, 2018. As a non-permanent force the Coalition aims to enable the Iraqi security forces to be self-sufficient. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zakia Gray)
French soldiers, assigned to Task Force Wagram, fire a French Ceasar in support of Operation Roundup, in Al Qa'im, Iraq, May 16, 2018. As a non-permanent force the Coalition aims to enable the Iraqi security forces to be self-sufficient. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zakia Gray)
U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, meets with members of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs May 17, 2018. Votel was in France to meet with senior leaders to discuss topics of mutual interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, meets with members of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs May 17, 2018. Votel was in France to meet with senior leaders to discuss topics of mutual interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
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)
A 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer is prepared for departure at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 19, 2018. The B-1 returned to the area of operations in April to combat Taliban and other terrorist groups after two years of supporting the United States Pacific Command’s AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)
French soldiers, assigned to Task Force Wagram, fire a French Ceasar in support of Operation Roundup, in Al Qa'im, Iraq, May 16, 2018. As a non-permanent force the Coalition aims to enable the Iraqi security forces to be self-sufficient. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Zakia Gray)
U.S. Army Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, meets with members of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs May 17, 2018. Votel was in France to meet with senior leaders to discuss topics of mutual interest. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)

U.S. Central Command Photo Gallery

Sailors and Marine conduct flight operations
170906-N-ZS023-029 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (Sept. 6, 2017)An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 (Reinforced) lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in support of exercise Alligator Dagger 2017. 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Vance Hand/Released)