O LORD God of Hosts, stretch forth, we pray thee, thine almighty arm to strengthen and protect the soldiers of our country. Support them in the day of battle, and in the time of peace keep them safe from all evil; endue them with courage and loyalty; and grant that in all things they may serve without reproach; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here it comes
A good report on what's about to happen may be found here, and is worth a listen. Where my first baby and only daughter is doing her duty as an American soldier, things are about to get quite lively. Or deathly. The "ant hill" is about to be knocked over, and these are fire ants. Deep breath ... here we go.