Troops Pray Before Deployment

Chaplain (Capt) Marc Lhowe of the 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment, leads the unit in prayer prior to their departure for Kosovo on May 5, 2019. The unit is deploying to Kosovo in support of peacekeeping operations in the region.

US Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class R.J. Lannom Jr

While some have complained (rather loudly) about pre-mission prayers, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines continue to participate in them and take courage from them.

And that’s military religious freedom.

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