Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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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

PrayFocusArmedForcesMajor General Jay B. Silveria, Commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

Jay B. Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He also earned a Masters of Social Science from Syracuse University New York. He completed undergraduate pilot training, and his subsequent flying assignments include positions as a flight commander, chief of wing standardization and evaluation, and operations officer. Recently, he served as the Director, Security Assistance in the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq. Prior to his current assignment, he was Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, Vandenburg, California.

He has flown combat sorties over the Balkans and Iraq and served as Vice Commander at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. He is a command pilot with more than 3,800 hours in the F-37, T-38 and F-15C/E aircraft.

He was promoted to Major General in June 2014.

IN THE NEWS: Major General Jay Silveria, the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis AFB, Nevada, wrapped up his seven-week training filling approximately five hours of F-35 seat time with back-to-back sorties and a hot pit refuel. “His qualification training was seamless. He met all his requirements on the ground and in the air to be a newly qualified F-35 pilot,” said Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger, the Fighter Squadron commander and Silveria’s trainer. The general was chosen to become qualified based on his leadership position at the USAFWC and pilot experience. The center he leads is responsible for current and future F-35A operational testing, tactics development and eventual advanced training exercises and weapons school. Based on his interaction with the F-35 integrated training center and the Fighter Wing, Silveria said the Air Force is on the right path forward.