Gen. John Abizaid, commanding general U.S. Central Command, speaks prior to the amphibious landing exercise, Sept 15. 2005. Associated Press / Hussein Malla. Syria US Turkey By Jeff Schogol on April 3, 2018 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.