CAPT Mark Melson, commanding officer, USS Makin Island, speaking at his ship’s LGBT pride event:
“Pride Month shows the importance of diversity in our Navy, and how that diversity makes us stronger.”
How, precisely, does diversity in sexual behavior make the Navy stronger? “Pride month” doesn’t make that explicit (no pun intended), and the Department of Defense has not said homosexuality has improved the ability of the military to accomplish its mission.
If diversity in itself is what “makes [the military] stronger,” the US military is doing it wrong with Read more
Chaplain (Cmdr) Timothy Moore and Chief Aviation Ordnanceman James A. Henry baptize one of 27 Sailors and Marines, Nov. 21, in the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) in the Gulf of Aden as it connects to the Red Sea.
These Sailors and Marines specifically Read more
A few examples of the US military’s commitment to supporting its servicemembers through their religious celebrations:
At Ali Al Salem in Kuwait, a Christmas Eve candlelight service was the “culminating event over the month of celebration.”
US Army Chief of Chaplains MajGen Donald Rutherford presided over a Christmas Eve Catholic Mass at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Norton Schwartz Read more