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Air Force’s Europe commander, a Church of Christ member, retires

U.S. Air Force Gen. Roger A. Brady, outgoing Europe commander, gives a last inspection during a change of command ceremony Dec. 13 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caleb Pierce)

Gen. Roger A. Brady, the Air Force’s top commander in Europe and a member of the Kaiserslautern Church of Christ while stationed in Germany, is retiring.
Air Force public affairs reports:

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — U.S. Air Forces in Europe Airmen bid farewell to Gen. Roger A. Brady, the USAFE commander since 2008, who retired Dec. 13 as the longest-serving Air Force officer currently on active duty.
“Being the commander of USAFE is really something – it just doesn’t get much better than this,” General Brady told the audience at his change of command and retirement ceremony. “To our hosts in this community and others throughout Europe, thank you for your friendship and support. You have been critical to our success for more than 60 years, and you remain so today.”
The ceremony was co-officiated by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Adm. James Stavridis, U.S. European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe.

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    There are several high ranking USAF Officers that are members of the church. I served with then Major,now General William M. Fraser III Commander Air Combat Command, with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command. I attended church with him and his wife while we were stationed at Grand Forkd AFB in the early, mid 1980’s
    Greg Fite
    December, 20 2010

    It was a tear of joy to learn that an Air Force Commander of the U.S. Military is a member of the Church of Christ. Many of our brethren here in Liberia do not believe a Christian should join the army. This information posted on the Christian Chronicle website is very helpful and as a frequent browser on the website,I will share it with some of my brethren.
    While serving the U.S. Air force, Gen. Roger A. Brady was a soldier for his country, America, and at the same time a brave soldier in the Lord’s army. Now that he is retired from active service in the U.S. military, he is left with only the GREATEST ARMY to serve in and that is the Lord’s army, the ETERNAL ARMY We are serving as soldiers.
    Congradulate General on your earthly retirement from service to your felow human beings. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless you as you command His soldiers on battle field of sin.
    J. Worlobah Momolu
    Double Bridge Church of Christ
    Monrovia, Liberia
    West Africa
    J. Worlobah Momolu
    December, 31 2010

    J. Worlobah Momolu,
    Greetings to my Brothers and Sisters in Christ in Liberia!
    I want to pass on that there are many of us who serve/served honorably in the military as Church of Christ members. When I was a new officer, we even had a CoC preacher as a US Air Force (AF) chaplain. I was recently at the AF basic training site in Texas for several months. A hundred or more trainees would attend services each Sunday morning.
    I myself had doubts before I joined until I met a brother in Christ who showed me we are commanded not to murder – a premeditated taking of life (not kill). I know that Liberia has seen many horrible military actions and many church members rightly have an aversion to the people who carried them out; however, I’d like to point out that the Spirit chose many soldiers (many examples in the book of Acts), including Cornelius, the first Gentile to be baptised with the Holy Spirit, to be part of God’s family. I know the world would be a darker place if there were no Christians to bring Christ’s light to the military.
    In Christ’s love,
    Margie Bleau
    Dale City Church of Christ
    Woodbridge, VA
    Margie Bleau
    January, 4 2011

    Congratulations to General Brady on his long service to the country, and his enduring service to the cause of Christ. I knew General Brady and his wife, Litha, when he was a Captain, and stationed at Rickenbacker AFB in Columbus, Ohio, in the mid 70’s. We attended the Reynolsaburg church of Christ at that time. It is so refreshing to hear of the success he has attained in his career, through blessings from God, and his service to Him. May God continue to bless him in the future.
    Harold WIlliams
    January, 7 2011

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