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Faith is a major factor in the lives of many U.S. soldiers. Military men and women lean on this pillar through deployments and combat, but also in dealing with challenges of missing milestone events and uprooting families due to frequent reassignments around the world. In the midst of these difficulties, military chaplains serve as spiritual advisors, mentors and leaders. As commissioned officers they lead religious services, offer sacraments, provide spiritual and moral counsel and accompany...


The Alaska Family Council, one of the most respected and long-standing pro-life and pro-family advocacy groups in Alaska was recently identified as a “hate group,” during a training session at Joint Base Elmendorf/Fort Richardson. Jim Minnery, the executive director of the organization was also identified as the leader of a hate group. Minnery, who discovered the situation after a soldier who attended the training session contacted him, alerted his supporters via email on Sept. 12....

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