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 Lance Cpl. Osvaldo L. Ortega III Marines reach first objectives By Lauren Katzenberg on July 6, 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.