The U.S. military is one of the largest militaries in terms of number of personnel. It draws its personnel from a large pool of paid volunteers; although conscription has been used in the past in various times of both war and peace, it has not been used since 1972. As of 2016, the United States spends about $580.3 billion annually to fund its military forces and Overseas Contingency Operations. Put together, the United States constitutes roughly 40 percent of the world’s military expenditures.
I Fought For You 4:14 min.
A moving, patriotic tribute to our military, past and present. Thank you for your service!
Those Who Serve 15:12 min.
LCMS military chaplains and the troops to whom they show spiritual care explain how the LCMS and her congregations are uniquely poised to show Christ’s mercy to these heroes in our midst, both active duty and veterans.