New Air Force Slogan: “Above All”

According to a press release, the Air Force has replaced its “No one comes close” with “Above all” for its future recruiting efforts.

No word yet on when Weinstein’s Military Religious Freedom Foundation will sue the Air Force for using the title of a popular evangelical Christian worship song as its new slogan.

(Above All, written by Lenny LeBlanc and Paul Baloche, was popularized by Michael W. Smith’s 2001 Worship CD.  Weinstein’s 2005 lawsuit accusing the Air Force of advancing Christianity was dismissed.  He is currently using a lawsuit against the Army to accuse the Secretary of Defense of allowing the entire American military to become a vehicle for Christianity.)


  • Elizabeth Plumley

    How do you feel about sharing a slogan with the Nazis? Uber alles, was after all their’s first. If you are a Christian fighter pilot, then would you say God or the Air Force is above all. Doesn’t seem very turn the other cheek, or love your neighbor as yourself to me. I apologize if you find this letter offensive, it is not my intention. My father served in Vietnam and he came home psychotic. They never cared for him, or debriefed him or anything. When I saw this ad tonight, I lost it. I have been trying to find every outlet I can to communicate my anger and dismay at the stupid corporate evil that is the U.S. armed forces. I do not want them to recruit more boys and destroy more families. And, if they must, do they have to be so ignorant as to plagiarize the Nazis. Above All, Lordy Day, that’s offensive. It is not cool to kill people. 81 million dollars for uber alles, what about hospitals for vets? Thank you for your time. Thank you for your service.

  • To be accurate, the phrase Uber Alles is German, not Nazi, in origin. It was part of a song penned in the mid-1800s as a call to put “Germany,” rather than individual prinicipalities, “first.” (As you may recall, “Germany” was no more than a very loose confederation of states at that point, and was not an independent nation.) It is true that the German armed forces in World War II wore the phrase on their uniforms. It is also true that the phrase, still known for its unifying meaning, continues to be the first line of the German national anthem.

    It doesn’t seem to me that you actually care about the slogan, though; it appears you have an issue with the military in general.