Breaking news: "Bibles in Afghan languages sent to a U.S. soldier at a base in Afghanistan were confiscated and destroyed to ensure that troops did not breach regulations which forbid proselytizing, a military spokeswoman said."
And who collected the Bibles and destroyed them? The chaplains.
And here is another reason for Christians to not join or to get out of the military: "U.S. Central Command's General Order Number 1 forbids troops on active duty--including all those based in Iraq and Afghanistan--from trying to convert people to another religion." Since the Bible commands Christians to try to convert people, this means the U.S. military is anti-biblical. Christian soldiers, you should obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29). If you can't obey God in the military then get out.
And then there is the matter of the unjust war in Iraq. But that is something I have written about many times before.