Gen. John Abizaid, commanding general U.S. Central Command, speaks prior to the amphibious landing exercise, Sept 15. 2005. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde Marines in Marjah, Helmand province, Afghanistan By Brian Adam Jones on January 13, 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.