From the traditionalist, catholic conservative* retired soldier.
One of the brilliant things in the Age of Trump. As he notes, "our military" is the only remaining respected national institution even though it hasn't won a war that amounted to a hill of beans since 1945. Under Trump, they get even more money and don't have to fight- they just serve as backdrops at political events and run around unilaterally threatening whomever.
*a lot of those -vich's and -ski's in NW IN had ancestors who fairly recently came into the US under special cold war refugee visas through Catholic Relief Services. They got the good union steel jobs through the church and family connections in the unions, to the displeasure of many of the locals.
They do tend to be pretty loyal to the ones that helped them, though.