U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) has introduced a proposal that would require all members of the U.S. armed forces, including Air Force Academy cadets, to repeat the words “so help me God” as part of their oaths. If passed, the “Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act” would require Congress to approve any changes to military oaths.
The bill, H.R. 1425, was inspired by the Air Force Academy’s 2013 decision to allow cadets to skip the sectarian section of the oath. Read more