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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander, U.S. Central Command, returns salutes from Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13, 2020.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander, U.S. Central Command, returns salutes from Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13, 2020. Gen. McKenzie visited the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, which contributes to the command and control function of the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Melissa Harvey)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, salutes an Army Soldier during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, salutes an Army Soldier during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks about capabilities of the Avenger Air Defense System with Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks about capabilities of the Avenger Air Defense System with Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, talks to a group of Army Soldiers during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, receives a briefing about the capabilities the Avenger Air Defense System during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., United States Central Command commander, receives a briefing about the capabilities the Avenger Air Defense System during a visit to the Alpha Battery 5-52 Air Defense Artillery Battalion, Sept. 13, 2020, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. CENTCOM maintains the capability to perform all critical missions in the region, ensuring the protection of U.S. forces, and takes all necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of the forces in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles Taylor)

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, United Arab Emirates -- U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander, U.S. Central Command, returns salutes from Airmen at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 13, 2020. Gen. McKenzie visited the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, which contributes to the command and control function of the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Melissa Harvey)