Friday, April 17, 2015
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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesGeneral Mark A. Welsh III, United States Air Force Chief of Staff

Mark Anthony Welsh III was born in January 1953 in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and numerous other study programs and courses, including an M.S. in computer resource management from Webster University. He is a pilot as well as a flight instructor, with many state-side assignments. He has also served in South Korea and Germany, where he was Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Commander of the Allied Air Command.

Welsh previously served as Associate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency for Military Support and Associate Director for Military Affairs. In May 2012, Welsh was nominated to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force. He testified in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation and won the support of the Senate.

Welsh is married to Betty, who accompanied him on his visit to Colorado.

IN THE NEWS: New technologies, new methods and new domains will change the way airmen do their jobs in the future, General Mark Walsh told a group of defense writers. “The hot jobs will be probably in the cyber domain and they will be in remotely piloted aircraft,” he said. The remotely piloted aircraft career field is growing by leaps and bounds, he said. Airmen currently working in this field are figuring out what the technology can do and how it can be worked into today’s and tomorrow’s service. “Many of them came to do this, which is a change from 10 years ago,” Welsh said, referring to new recruits. “They are really excited about the potential and what it brings.”