A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines supported Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting live fire demonstrations showcasing the unit's crisis response capabilities.  The de-confliction lines for air and ground operations are professional military exchanges to prevent accidental targeting or unnecessary escalation between Russian-backed Syrian regime forces and Coalition-backed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marin ...More
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. The two-day conference included chiefs of defense from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf countries – Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates – as well as Jordan and Egypt. The event was designed to underscore the U.S. commitment to the region, help gain a better understanding of regional concerns, and identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between defense chiefs and senior U.S. military leaders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
Kuwait City, Kuwait -- U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
Army General Joseph Votel, CENTCOM Commander, and Egyptian senior leadership visit the Logistic Staging Area to talk to Army personnel involved in Bright Star 2018. Bright Star 2018 is an important symbol of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. military and Egyptian Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Amanda Stanford)
Army General Joseph Votel, CENTCOM Commander, and Egyptian senior leadership visit the Logistic Staging Area to talk to Army personnel involved in Bright Star 2018. Bright Star 2018 is an important symbol of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. military and Egyptian Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA ...More
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), during a change of command ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 30, 2018. As the Combined Force Air Component Commander for CENTCOM, Guastella is responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia. AFCENT, in concert with coalition, joint, and interagency partners, delivers decisive air, space and cyberspace capabilities for CENTCOM, allied nations, and America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), during a change of command ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 30, 2018. As the Combined Force Air Component Co ...More
U.S. Marines with India Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise August 19, 2018. The training exercise provided Marines the opportunity to enhance combat readiness and crisis response skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks)
U.S. Marines with India Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise August 19, 2018. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks)
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)
A U.S. Marine with 3d Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command, fires a FGM-148 Javelin, a shoulder-fired anti-tank missile, at his target during a live fire demonstration near At Tanf Garrison, Syria September 7, 2018. SPMAGTF-CR-CC Marines supported Special Operations Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve, conducting live fire demonstrations showcasing the unit's crisis response capabilities.  The de-confliction lines for air and ground operations are professional military exchanges to prevent accidental targeting or unnecessary escalation between Russian-backed Syrian regime forces and Coalition-backed forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Carlos Lopez)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, addresses senior defense leaders from nine countries throughout the region during a conference here Sept. 12. The two-day conference included chiefs of defense from the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf countries – Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates – as well as Jordan and Egypt. The event was designed to underscore the U.S. commitment to the region, help gain a better understanding of regional concerns, and identify opportunities to strengthen relationships between defense chiefs and senior U.S. military leaders.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Dana Flamer/Released)
Army General Joseph Votel, CENTCOM Commander, and Egyptian senior leadership visit the Logistic Staging Area to talk to Army personnel involved in Bright Star 2018. Bright Star 2018 is an important symbol of the long-standing relationship between the U.S. military and Egyptian Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by SrA Amanda Stanford)
U.S. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), passes the guidon to U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph T. Guastella Jr., Commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT), during a change of command ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 30, 2018. As the Combined Force Air Component Commander for CENTCOM, Guastella is responsible for developing contingency plans and conducting air operations in a 20-nation area of responsibility covering Central and Southwest Asia. AFCENT, in concert with coalition, joint, and interagency partners, delivers decisive air, space and cyberspace capabilities for CENTCOM, allied nations, and America. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
U.S. Marines with India Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command conduct a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise August 19, 2018. The training exercise provided Marines the opportunity to enhance combat readiness and crisis response skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks)
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

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Soldier-linguist and Afghan native fulfills his American Dream
Staff Sgt. Mashal Shekib, a Military Language Instructor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Presidio of Monterey, California, teaches a Pashto class Nov. 3, 2017. Originally from Kabul, he immigrated to the U.S. in 2008 and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Bray/Released)