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From left during the presentation of the “Reverend Melvin E. Witt Memorial Award” are Brigadier General (Ret.) Tracy Beckette, governor of the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), holding the plaque of winners; Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker, winner of this year’s award, with his citation; Admiral Philip Davidson, commander, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces; and Michael Schoedel, MAC president. (Don Wolfinger)

‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director

The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.

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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speak to troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr)

Defense Secretary Mattis: DoD/DHS panel will review president’s transgender guidance

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis says he will delay implementing President Trump’s military transgender policy pending further review.

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KFUO Audio: Religious freedom in the U.S. military

Roger Drinnon, a U.S. Air Force veteran and LCMS Director of Editorial Services and Media Relations, joined Worldwide KFUO’s Kip Allen during a “Free to be Faithful” program to discuss religious freedom in the U.S. military.

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Military chaplains needed now ‘more than ever’

A new video from the Synod’s armed forces ministry features LCMS chaplains explaining the requirements, rewards and unique environment of serving in today’s military.

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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid stands next to a vintage aircraft display outside Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. First Liberty Institute represents Madrid on the basis he was unlawfully punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality. (Courtesy of First Liberty Institute)

Synod, other advocates speak for religious liberty in secularized military

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Madrid allegedly was punished because of his religious beliefs about marriage and sexuality.

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Video: If not us, then who?

Who better to deliver the Gospel to our nation’s troops on the front lines of conflict – while also caring for their families – than an LCMS chaplain? Could that chaplain be you?

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