• Around 70 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attend a barbecue-style lunch to mark the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary Aug. 1. The luncheon concluded the afternoon's event which took place in the Main Post Chapel.

    Around 70 Soldiers, Civilians and Family...

    Around 70 Soldiers, Civilians and Family members attend a barbecue-style lunch to mark the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary Aug. 1. The luncheon concluded the afternoon's event which took place in the Main Post Chapel.

  • Capt. Christopher Sproul, commander, 18th Military Police Detachment, recognizes the Outreach Ministries program during the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration and presents a certificate to Jo Moore, Outreach Ministries director, for her support of the 18th Military Police Detachment. Volunteers Pat Wells and Edith Shaeffer also received awards for their contributions, as well.

    Capt. Christopher Sproul, commander, 18th...

    Capt. Christopher Sproul, commander, 18th Military Police Detachment, recognizes the Outreach Ministries program during the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration and presents a certificate to Jo Moore, Outreach Ministries director, for her...

  • Attendees at the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration look at photos and read displays on the walls of the Main Post Chapel as they tour the building Aug. 1. The visuals helped Soldiers, Civilians and Families get better acquainted with the history and roles of chaplains and chaplain assistants.

    Attendees at the 239th Chaplain Corps...

    Attendees at the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary celebration look at photos and read displays on the walls of the Main Post Chapel as they tour the building Aug. 1. The visuals helped Soldiers, Civilians and Families get better acquainted with the...

  • From left, Col. Thomas Boone, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, and Spc. Adam Williams, chaplain assistant, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, cut the cake to mark the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary. The event took place after lunch Aug. 1 in the Main Post Chapel Activity Room.

    From left, Col. Thomas Boone, Fort Huachuca...

    From left, Col. Thomas Boone, Fort Huachuca garrison commander, and Spc. Adam Williams, chaplain assistant, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, cut the cake to mark the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary. The event took place after lunch Aug. 1 in the...

  • Greg Grue, director of Internal Review, Network Enterprise Technology Command, visits a display to the Main Post Chapel's walk-through tour Aug. 1. The planned activity was part of the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary.

    Greg Grue, director of Internal Review, Network...

    Greg Grue, director of Internal Review, Network Enterprise Technology Command, visits a display to the Main Post Chapel's walk-through tour Aug. 1. The planned activity was part of the 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary.

  • Spc. Benjamin Sepulveda, main post chapel chaplain assistant, talks about the history of the chaplain assistants, their training and contributions to the Chaplain Corps and the Army. This year there are 11 chaplain assistants assigned on post.

    Spc. Benjamin Sepulveda, main post chapel...

    Spc. Benjamin Sepulveda, main post chapel chaplain assistant, talks about the history of the chaplain assistants, their training and contributions to the Chaplain Corps and the Army. This year there are 11 chaplain assistants assigned on post.

Chaplain (Capt.) Bruce Duty, chaplain resource manager, spoke of the unit's various responsibilities stating that these Soldiers' schedules can range from time spent educating children on post to caring for grieving Families during the death of a loved one.

"You never know, in ministry as a chaplain, it's always about life, it's always about death as well," he said. "As a chaplain, you have a privileged opportunity to serve in love in both instances."
After participating in the singing of the Army Chaplain Song and a closing prayer, attendees toured the building for a walk-through display of photos, posters and short videos in several rooms depicting the lives of these Soldiers deployed and at home.

The event concluded with a lunch provided by Texas Roadhouse and cake cutting.

"The 239th Chaplain Corps Anniversary is an awesome time to recognize the care givers who get overlooked," said Sgt. 1st Class Sharlene Lynch, installation senior chaplain assistant. She added that this is an opportunity for the corps to support peers while informing them of its history.
According to Duty, observing a Chaplain Corps Anniversary with the Fort Huachuca Community is new this year.

"It was a terrific turn-out. Opening up the chapel this year to celebrate was the right idea," he said.
This year there are 12 chaplains and 11 chaplain assistants serving on the installation.

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