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 Read more
Uniformed troops from a half-dozen nations carried their national colors in their annual participation in the pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna:
For more than 400 years, people throughout the Balkans have been making the pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more than a decade, KFOR’s Soldiers Read more
FoxNews repeats the Politico report noting the US Army pulled a cross off the front of a US military chapel at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, which was dedicated just a few months ago.
Before and after courtesy photo originally published at Politico.com.
At first, this situation seems similar to the US Army’s removal of crosses from the chapel in Kosovo a few years ago.
However, the current issue is actually somewhat more complex.
First, US military policies are not necessarily Read more
A military press release describes the interesting story of three California National Guard soldiers who were able to take part in the pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Kosovo.
Alongside the Balkan pilgrims…three California National Guard Soldiers [said the] trip was more than just an excursion to see the sights of Kosovo, but a journey to a higher calling. Read more