Sunday, August 2, 2015
Founded in 2001
5.2 Million Served

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. Milley, Nominee, Army Chief of Staff

Mark Milley was born in 1958 in Massachusetts. He graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and was commissioned in the Army in 1980. He earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Columbia University and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.

Milley has had multiple operational deployments including with the Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt, Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. He has held command positions in Airborne, Air Assault, Light Infantry, and Special Forces units. In May 2013, Milley commanded the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command.

He became Commander of the United States Army Forces Command in August 2014. He is currently in the confirmation process to become the Army Chief of Staff.

IN THE NEWS: “As a soldier, as a military officer, I’d have to say it is Russia,” General Mark Milley told a Senate Armed Services Committee when asked what he believed the greatest threat to America is. “Russia is the only country on earth that retains the nuclear capability to destroy the United States. It is an existential threat to the United States. General Milley is President Obama’s nominee to become the next Army Chief of Staff. “So it has the capability. Intent, I don’t know,” Milley said. “But the activity of Russia since 2008 has been very, very aggressive.”