Ministry to the Armed Forces

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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Air National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman, left, receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal from Navy Chaplain (Capt. Ret.) Craig Muehler, director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Ministry to the Armed Forces Oct. 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, Lake Forest, Ill. The award recognizes Buckman, Faith’s pastor, for his outstanding pastoral service to the military. (Dave Huxsoll)

Buckman honored for service to military

Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman of Lake Forest, Ill., receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal.

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KFUO Audio: U.S. Air Force colonel suspended for marriage beliefs

Free to be Faithful® program on discusses the case of U.S. Air Force Colonel Leland Bohannon, who was suspended from command in May 2017 after he refused to sign a certificate of appreciation and publicly affirm the same-sex spouse of a retiring subordinate.

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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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So Help Me God: October-November-December 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter highlights the story of Dr. Martin Luther, the Lutheran Reformation and its impact on those who serve God and country in the military.

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