Gen. John Abizaid, commanding general U.S. Central Command, speaks prior to the amphibious landing exercise, Sept 15. 2005. DoD photo From camp to castle: 173rd Airborne Brigade, Maryland National Guard compete in Admiral Pitka Recon Challenge By Lauren Katzenberg on July 16, 2016 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.