I love to read these messages in my mailbox.
Wow, I was shocked to discover you’re planning to bring the next Rock Beyond Belief to Camp Pendleton. I’m an 18 yr veteran of the AF (formerly AD, now a reservist at March.) After 9/11 I was activated for 2 years to Camp Pendleton.
I’ve been an atheist the entire time, and I’ve kept my mouth shut from the beginning. Tonight I posted your article to my Facebook page and “came out”. Admittedly, I still haven’t come out to anyone in my unit since I don’t accept friend requests from unit members, but it was still a huge step. I can’t wait for you to succeed in your efforts and I’ll be at that event, no question. I’m looking forward to being surrounded by others like me, at least once, before I retire. Good luck, and nice job!
If any service members are out there with ‘NO RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE’ on your official records – fix it now. You can fix it in five minutes, and Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps can even do so online. The consequences of not doing this can be quite extreme.