Today, we spend this hour honoring our men and women in uniform. We begin by getting the latest update on the so-called “transgender policy” in the military. What happened to all those groups who were subpoenaed because of their position on this topic? Then, a major event is being planned for 9/11 this year that will encourage those who are hurting that they need only surrender to One.
Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, a highly respected worldview training program whose graduates are making a difference in politics, law, academics, medicine, science, and business. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Through his appearances on Fox News and other media programs, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through Lumerit and Belhaven University.
Elaine Donnelly is founder and president of the Center for Military Readiness, a public policy educational organization concerned with military personnel issues. She is also a former member of the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces. Donnelly has made numerous television appearances to debate and discuss military readiness and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines nationwide, including the Washington Post, USA Today, and the Boston Globe among others.
Lt Col Damon Friedman, a decorated combat veteran of the United States Air Force, originally received his commission in 2000 as a Marine Corps Officer. Damon later transferred to the Air Force Spec Ops elite and served four combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Damon’s personal decorations include three Bronze Stars, one with Valor, and the Air Force Combat Action Medal.
In April 2010, Damon — then Captain — deployed as the lead Joint Terminal Attack Controller to the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan, tasked to defend U.S. forces during the closure of the Korengal Combat Outpost. He engaged multiple Taliban fighters with air support, resulted in killing and wounding more than 40 enemies.
In 2011, Damon accompanied by his wife Dayna, established SOF Missions, a faith-based non-profit organization serving locally and globally. SOF Missions has served an estimated 65,000 people through various projects. As an active Spec Ops warrior, who has experienced the darkest hours of combat, Damon knows first hand the struggles of veterans returning home and led him to create the next mission project.
Damon then produced the film Surrender Only to ONE, a faith-based film following true-life stories of elite combat warriors. Along with the film, SOF Missions established The Surrender Project: A 3-step holistic program dedicated to helping veterans battle PTSD and find their true purpose after combat.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.