Gen. John Abizaid, commanding general U.S. Central Command, speaks prior to the amphibious landing exercise, Sept 15. 2005. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jeremy D. Crisp Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester was awarded the Silver Star By Lauren Katzenberg on August 25, 2015 T&P on Facebook Enter to win a year's worth of mortgage or rent payments! BBMC's annual "We've Got Your Six Sweepstakes" is now open to veterans, active duty, and spouses. Learn more and enter.