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  • South Carolina Guard chaplain receives Soldier's Medal for heroism

    May 6, 2015

    Chaplain (Captain) Kyle Franklin is awarded the Soldiers Medal for extracting two people from a burning vehicle and rendering medical aid to two others who were involved in a head-on collision

  • 88th RSC chaplain helps strengthen Army Reserve couples marriages

    Apr 30, 2015

    For 88th Regional Support Command Chaplain Nickolas Gaines, there's no such thing as the perfect marriage- because we aren't all perfect people.

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance reminds crowd of valuable lessons

    Apr 29, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Lily Brull was only 10 years old when her family had to leave everything they knew behind them to escape the German soldiers in Antwerp, Belgium, during World War II.

  • Fort Stewart, Italy-based U.S. Soldiers volunteer at camp in Latvia

    Apr 29, 2015

    ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia -- Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart, Ga., and 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team out of Vicenza, Italy participated in a community engagement in Sigulda, Latvia, April 25.

  • Prayer luncheon provides 'time of solace, renewal of spiritual strength' for attendees

    Apr 29, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 29, 2015) -- bout 250 Fort Lee community members attended the April 23 National Prayer Luncheon observance at the Lee Club. The 90-minute event featured remarks by Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford, U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, and patriotic music by Richard Moore and Mary Beth Weathington.

  • 'No Slack' spouses focus on reintegration

    Apr 27, 2015

    Redeployment and reintegration briefs are conducted as part of Joint and Army operations and are Army core competencies, mandated by the Department of Defense. Units ensure service members, and those who support them, have access to the information, resources and assistance they need throughout and beyond the deployment cycle.

  • Kandahar Airfield celebrates 10th anniversary of Fraise Chapel

    Apr 24, 2015

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The Soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, multi-national forces and civilians assigned to Kandahar Airfield commemorated 10 years of services conducted at the airfield chapel April 3.

  • Helping troubled Soldiers

    Apr 23, 2015

    Chaplains from Fort Jackson gathered with about 20 of their Civilian counterparts on Tuesday to work together on meeting the needs of Soldiers returning from combat. The event -- part of what is intended to become a semiannual series called the Fort Jackson Soldier/Family Ministry Forum -- included information and resources on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and other family stressors related to combat and deployment. The organizer, garrison chaplain Col. James Palmer, established the cooperative-ministry series because not all Fort Jackson Soldiers worship on post.

  • Chief of Chaplains select speaks at DivWest prayer breakfast

    Apr 23, 2015

    First Army Division West hosted a prayer breakfast at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel here, April 17, featuring words of prayer and preparation from the incoming U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains.

  • Days of Remembrance: Reserve Soldiers' firsthand look at Holocaust memorial

    Apr 23, 2015

    Seven decades have passed since U.S. Soldiers liberated prisoners from Konzentrationslager Flossenbürg, a Nazi concentration camp near the Czech border.

  • 'Operation Support Our Own' NC Guard Soldiers Volunteer for Recovering Chaplain

    Apr 23, 2015

    "Leave it cleaner than you found it," is one of the oldest sayings in the military. For 11 North Carolina National Guard Soldiers in Youngsville, it was more than an order this April 18, 2015, it was a privilege as they put years of military muscle, training and discipline into 'Operation Support Our Own'.

  • Lightning Brigade chaplain ministers to Fayetteville children

    Apr 23, 2015

    Students at Cornerstone Christian Academy were visited and ministered to by a "Lightning Brigade" Soldier in the campus chapel April 10 here.

  • Chaplain assistants train minds, bodies

    Apr 23, 2015

    Chaplain assistants can do it all, from knowing everything about religions in a country that their unit serves in to throwing an attacker to the ground to protect their chaplain. Chaplain assistants from across Fort Carson conducted training, including religious research briefings and level one combatives during an all-day event March 31.

  • Chaplains gather, discuss training and readiness issues

    Apr 22, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force gathered here at Fort Bragg for the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum (SORTAF), April 14-16.

  • Fort Sill Unit Ministry Teams ascend to reflect, boost trust

    Apr 16, 2015

    Fort Sill unit ministry teams gathered atop Mount Scott for a day of spiritual reflection and team-building exercises.

  • Faith on Wheels: Mobile Ministry at the National Training Center

    Apr 14, 2015

    An expando-van, normally used for tactical operation centers, has been converted by the 11th ACR Unit Ministry Team to visit Soldiers in the field. The Ministry Team has nicknamed it the "God Van."

  • Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

    Apr 10, 2015

    Chaplain (Major) Donald W. Ehrke discusses Borderline Personality Disorder and the effect it may have on marriage

  • Annual Easter Sunrise Service draws crowds to Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 10, 2015

    Before the sun rose over Arlington National Cemetery April 5, thousands gathered inside Memorial Amphitheater for the National Capital Region's annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Michael D. Henderson.

  • 3-160th SOAR (A) hosts daddy/daughter riverboat cruise

    Apr 9, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (USASOC News Service, April 9, 2015) -- The trumpets echoed as the announcement of Lord Jeffrey and Lady Ava Grace was made. They walked beneath raised swords as their entrance was hailed. At the bottom of the walkway, Jeffrey handed Ava a rose and told her he loved her. She smiled and said, "I love you too, daddy."

  • HRC builds resiliency among its workforce

    Apr 6, 2015

    Army Human Resources Command establishes Ready and Resilient Campaign to support its Soliders, civilians, contractors and family member

  • Prayer breakfast focuses on humility, trust, leadership, identity

    Apr 3, 2015

    The Army community gathered at the Nehelani for the annual U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii National Prayer Breakfast, March 25.

  • Strong Bonds event brings couple skills into focus

    Apr 2, 2015

    Grapevine, Texas -- More than a dozen Soldiers and their families gathered for a weekend of family fun, bonding and skills enrichment here, March 27-29.

  • Military Chaplains enhance readiness in the U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT BUCHANAN, PR- The role of the military chaplains in support U.S. Army Reserve-Puerto Rico mission, takes a special relevance during the observance of the Holy Week and as hundreds of local troops continue serving in Afghanistan and others prepare to deploy in the near future.

  • The Mojave Crucible: Building Resiliency in the 11th ACR

    Mar 31, 2015

    Through using resources such as the 11th Armored cavalry Regiment, Chaplains and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Soldiers and their families can build resiliency through counseling, mentorship and guidance at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • TAMC Reaches Out To the Homeless

    Mar 30, 2015

    Soldiers from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks (USAHC-SB) teamed up with community resources for a homeless outreach event held in Waimanalo, Hawaii on March 28, 2015.

  • Training together to help troops: Chaplains, spiritual leaders learn about post-traumatic stress

    Mar 27, 2015

    Fort Campbell is known for having some of the most supportive surrounding communities of any Army post. So when the Installation Chaplain's Office set up a training for their chaplains and chaplain assistants, they invited local spiritual leaders in the community to join them in learning how best to care for Soldiers and their Families dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder March 19 at Liberty Chapel.

  • German students, US Army chaplain mark 70th anniversary of Rhine River crossing in friendship

    Mar 25, 2015

    Chap. (Col.) Carleton Birch, 5th Signal Command chaplain, spoke about living as an American in Germany and about the role of Army chaplains to a class of about 150 upper-level high school students at the Kant-Gymnasium in Boppard, Germany.

  • Tenn. National Guard Soldiers hold impromptu wedding in formation

    Mar 24, 2015

    A first for the Tennessee National Guard, two Soldiers were wed on a whim in front of a military formation March 14 at the Volunteer Training Site in Smyrna, Tenn. Pfc. Daniel Dreaden, who had just recently completed his Army advanced individual training (AIT) and was only at his fourth drill with the Tennessee National Guard, married his wife, Pvt. Jessie Moore, during his unit's formation this past Saturday. Dreaden is assigned to Troop G, 1-230th Air Cavalry Regiment, and Moore to the 777th Maintenance Company, both located in Smyrna, Tenn. The couple were looking for a pastor to officiate their wedding in October, when they came across Chaplain (Capt.) Howard Avery, who would perform the impromptu ceremony. "We were looking for a chaplain for our wedding and he said he was able to do it that day," said Moore. "It was a big surprise for everyone."

  • Arizona National Guard chaplains receive visit from above

    Mar 24, 2015

    Arizona National Guard chaplains were visited by Brig. Gen. David Graetz, assistant to the Army Chief of Chaplains as the liaison to the National Guard here at Papago Park Military Reservation Mar. 19, 2015. The visit "from above," referring to the Chaplain Corps chain of command, focused on ensuring the capabilities to support service members and their families when called upon.

  • Providers live the Army values through competition

    Mar 24, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade participated in Living the Army Values week March 11-13, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The events for the three days consisted of a fun run, leadership bowl, prayer/values breakfast, unit values day and awards ceremony.

  • Dr. James Naismith: Sports Innovator and Army Chaplain

    Mar 24, 2015

    As "March Madness" makes its annual appearance on the American sports scene, fans that understand the history of basketball know Dr. James Naismith invented the game in 1891. What many fans probably do not know about Naismith is that he served as a chaplain in the Army National Guard and as a volunteer chaplain in France during World War I.

  • The Infantry Center Chapel celebrates 80 years of use

    Mar 24, 2015

    When Fort Benning celebrates Easter Sunday April 5, it will also mark an historic anniversary for one of the post's most iconic landmarks - The Infantry Center Chapel.

  • Chaplain Corps documents post's UMTs

    Mar 23, 2015

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps shadowed Fort Campbell chaplains and chaplain assistants to capture "A Day in the Life" of the installation's Unit Ministry Teams for a documentary.

  • 5-7 ADA Soldiers learning to assist, identify troubled comrades

    Mar 20, 2015

    Soldiers and civilians from around U.S. Army Europe came to U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland- Pfalz for a 5-day "train the trainer" course, March 2-6, to become certified in the Army-approved suicide prevention program called ASIST.

  • Chaplain Corps documents post's UMTs

    Mar 20, 2015

    U.S. Army Chaplain Corps communication consultants capture "A Day in the Life" of Ft. Campbell Unit Ministry Teams

  • Fort Leonard Wood's National Prayer Breakfast unites faith traditions

    Mar 19, 2015

    Community members from various faith traditions gathered to pray for the community, nation, leadership and military at the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Military Community 2015 National Prayer Breakfast Tuesday at Pershing Community Center.

  • Germans, Americans strengthen bonds through prayer, fellowship

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Protestant Women of the Chapel and the Illesheim parish of the Evangelical Church of Germany join together to observe the International Day of Women's Prayer, March 6.

  • International ethical training to strengthen alliances

    Mar 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Eric Dean strenghtens international relationships by providing a group of German Christian university students ethical training using the "Just War" theory.

  • Operation Atlantic Resolve brings Baltic chaplains together

    Mar 9, 2015

    Chaplains from Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway and the U.S. came together at the Chaplains Baltic Cooperation Exercise March 2 - 6, 2015, at the Alu Manor House. More than 25 chaplains from these NATO countries gathered for the weeklong conference that was held as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

  • 79th Ordnance Battalion hosts prayer breakfast

    Mar 9, 2015

    Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It energizes the body, improves concentration and thanks to the 79th Ordnance Battalion, soldiers had an opportunity to boost their minds and spirits.

  • 2nd Cavalry Regiment Troopers aid Latvian youth camp

    Mar 9, 2015

    Troopers from 3rd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment spent their Saturday collecting, chopping and stacking wood to help a Latvian Christian Camp Center near Sigulda, Latvia, Feb. 28, 2015.

  • Soldiers strengthen skills during Strong Bonds retreat

    Mar 9, 2015

    Thirty Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, participated in the Strong Bond Single Soldier retreat Feb. 26-28 at the Dragon Hill Lodge in Garrison Yongsan, South Korea.

  • PTSD: What Your Chaplain Can Offer

    Mar 8, 2015

    The mission of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is to comfort the wounded, care for the living and honor the fallen. Our job as a unit ministry team is to answer that call, here at Camp As Sayliyah or anywhere we are stationed.

  • Remembering Chaplain (Captain) Edwin J. Kozak

    Mar 6, 2015

    Remembering Chaplain (Captain) Edwin J. Kozak and his important role in America's fight for freedom during World War II.

  • A Great Getaway: Fort Bragg couples learn new ways to reconnect

    Mar 4, 2015

    After 15 years of Army service, two children and multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Edi Rodriguez and his wife, Araceli, are no strangers to life as an Army Family and the challenges military couples face.

  • Advocate offers message of hope for women, children at risk

    Mar 4, 2015

    At the Pentagon National Prayer Breakfast, March 4, Rebecca McDonald told the story of how her best friend was raped in Pakistan when she was 14 years old and how this incident propelled her to become founder and president of Women at Risk, International.

  • Searching for clues to the hospital chapel's history

    Mar 4, 2015

    There is a small panel in the stained glass window in the chapel at the Ireland Army Community Hospital dedicated to a fallen Soldier named Pvt. John F. Bush who died at the age of 20 in 1966. There is no further inscription or historical marker explaining who Bush was, why he was commemorated, and equally important, who designed the window. The symbolism behind the windows is apparent----military images, including a nurse and two Soldiers, all of whom are dressed in Vietnam- era fatigues. But what's not obvious is the story behind the design

  • USAG Ansbach holds Four Chaplains memorial service

    Feb 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Religious Support Office, working with local veterans, held a service Feb. 19 for the four chaplains who gave their lives and saved others when their ship sank after being struck by a torpedo from a German U-boat Feb. 3, 1943.

  • Minnesota, Norwegian Service members retrace successful World War II mission

    Feb 27, 2015

    Airmen and Soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard participating in the 42nd American - Norwegian Reciprocal Troop Exchange retraced the steps of U.S. and Norwegian special operators 70 years ago who, during the final months of World War II, waged a successful sabotage campaign against German forces occupying Norway.

  • 18th MEDCOM (DS) Helps Empower Leaders of the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program

    Feb 24, 2015

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii--The 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) Chaplain, Lt. Col. Steven Jones, supported the Hawaii Army National Guard Youth Challenge Program at Barbers Point by teaching the cadre and staff about different approaches to leadership development, January 12-16, 2015.

  • Recommitment: Ceremony rejuvenates ties

    Feb 20, 2015

    The Fort Campbell Family Advocacy Program held the first-ever couples recommitment ceremony at the Family Resource Center, Feb. 13. The ceremony allowed 15 couples to renew their vows going into the Valentine's Day weekend.

  • Guard chaplain 'drives the engine' to help veterans

    Feb 20, 2015

    As a young infantry officer candidate, Nathan Graeser experienced the death of his best friend, Brett Hershey, with whom he had joined the Indiana National Guard along with two of their high school lacrosse teammates. It was a devastating loss for Graeser, but he saw that his friends who had deployed to Afghanistan with Hershey were faring far worse.

  • Counseling Best Practices: Triangulation

    Feb 20, 2015

    Chaplain (Major) Donald Ehrke discusses methods on how to be an effective counselor, specifically the need to be aware of potential triangles.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at prayer breakfast

    Feb 17, 2015

    U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford spoke for the second year in a row at a prayer breakfast in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 6.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts annual training for chaplains, chaplain assistants

    Feb 11, 2015

    Approximately 50 Soldiers working as chaplains and assistants gathered in Landstuhl, Germany, Feb. 4-5, to discuss ways to improve outreach in their local communities.

  • 1st Armored Division welcomes new 'Iron Shepherd'

    Feb 10, 2015

    Commanders change command, sergeant majors change responsibilities and chaplains pass the stole.

  • Religious Support Office to single Soldiers: We have 'Got Your Back'

    Feb 10, 2015

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Religious Support Office conducted a Single Soldier Strong Bonds training event at Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, Jan. 25 through 27.

  • Eight chaplains, one team: Kaiserslautern's Chapel Next

    Feb 6, 2015

    In 1996, two Protestant chaplains at Fort Bragg, N.C., developed a novel form of contemporary Protestant worship. Their idea was to put more emphasis on the needs of young military families and to provide a Christ-centered spiritual experience in a come-as-you-are worship atmosphere. Barely four years later, the new concept has become known as "Chapel Next", a designation it retains to this day.

  • New Approaches in Religious Education Revitalizing Chapel Congregations

    Feb 6, 2015

    New Research findings are generating innovative approaches in garrison chapels across the Army.

  • Iron Brigade trains single parents

    Feb 6, 2015

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado -- Training in 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, isn't just at term reserved for field exercises or weapons qualifications. Soldiers and spouses from across 3rd ABCT, participated in Strong Bonds Single Parents retreat, hosted by the unit ministry team, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Feb. 6-8, 2015.

  • National Prayer Service at Fort McNair

    Feb 5, 2015

    Faith, fellowship, and food were on display during the Fort McNair National Prayer Luncheon held inside the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • Chaplain Corps History: The Four Chaplains

    Feb 2, 2015

    When the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester was struck by a German submarine, Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains spread out among the Soldiers, calming the frightened, tending the wounded and guiding the disoriented toward safety

  • Navigating a Split: Divorce Care offers support during legal, emotional process

    Jan 30, 2015

    Divorce Care is a course offered by the Fort Campbell Family Life Center. It is designed like a support group for people who are going through divorces and those who have already divorced to help them work through the process and the grief that comes along with it.

  • Missouri Guard chaplain performs record number of military funerals

    Jan 30, 2015

    As a Missouri National Guard chaplain prepares for retirement, he can reflect on a 15-year span that includes presiding over nearly 1,500 funeral services.

  • Day at 'races' builds teamwork, resilience

    Jan 29, 2015

    Twenty Soldiers from 68th Headquarters Support Company joined their battalion chaplain on a Warrior Adventure Quest to an indoor go-kart track in Oklahoma City.

  • Soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians pause to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Afghanistan

    Jan 23, 2015

    Pausing from their usual routines, a group of Soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians gathered Jan. 19 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with a breakfast held at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Organized by the Train, Advise, Assist Command-South (TAAC-S) chaplain's office, the event was an opportunity to reflect on and remember the contributions that Dr. King made to the civil rights movement in the U.S.

  • Event honors life, legacy of Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Rucker recognized the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a commemorative program Jan. 15 with the theme "Remember! Celebrate! Act! Remember the Dream -- Non-violence."

  • SD Guard delivers winter clothing to people in need

    Jan 16, 2015

    Volunteer members of the South Dakota National Guard delivered about 1,000 winter clothing items statewide this week to help bring warmth to people in need this winter season.

  • Couple returns to historic Presidio chapel after 50 years to renew marriage vows.

    Jan 16, 2015

    General Ronald H. Griffith and his wife Hurdis Griffith, returned to the Presidio of Monterey chapel to repeat their marriage vows 50 years and two days after they made the first trip down the aisle on 28 December, 1964.

  • Parents of special-needs kids turn to each other for support

    Jan 14, 2015

    Parents of special-needs children often carry a heavy burden and need someone to confide in, a family life chaplain said.

  • Vanguard, DIVARTY chaplains ASIST leaders in preventing suicide

    Jan 13, 2015

    Leaders from 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, attended a two day course focused on suicide intervention, Jan. 7-8, at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel.

  • Chaplain assumes rank of brigadier general

    Jan 12, 2015

    Thirty-nine years ago, a young man joined the United States Navy after a friend, who had recently enlisted, suggested the idea.

  • Chaplain connects BCT Soldier dads, newborns

    Jan 8, 2015

    Eight Basic Combat Training Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, got face time with their newborn children, thanks to Chaplain (Capt.) Colt Randles, the battalion chaplain.

  • Chaplain's mission in Liberia very important to Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2015

    Singing, clapping, praying and the reading of words in a Bible are all commonplace in a church service. That scene hasn't changed, even in Liberia.

  • From first glance to vow renewal: love blooms at Camp Buehring for 1st Inf. Div. couple

    Dec 31, 2014

    Kevin Sipes first saw her briefly at the old dining facility at the overseas military base as he was preparing to enter Iraq for a combat deployment. More than eight years later, Sgt. 1st Class Sipes, senior noncommissioned officer for Company B, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, found himself back at Camp Buehring, renewing his vows with that same woman, Sgt. 1st Class Kathleen Sipes, the sexual assault response coordinator for 1st ABCT.

  • Soldiers Celebrate Christmas at a Kosovo Orphanage

    Dec 29, 2014

    Over fifty paratroopers with 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, deployed to Camp Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny, Kosovo, spent Christmas Eve playing, singing, and giving gifts to over 70 children from SOS Kinderdof's, an orphanage in Pristina, Family Strengthening Program.

  • A unique sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2014

    Whenever people talk about deployments, the list of the sacrifices that are made by both the service member and their families left behind, are usually lengthy but similar. Occasionally, you will meet someone like Lt. Col. Shmuel Felzenberg. Although you will almost never hear him talk about it, he too has a lengthy list, but his is a little different.

  • Jewish Soldiers receive opportunity to celebrate Hanukkah in Liberia

    Dec 23, 2014

    Whether it is a quick phone call home, a package from a loved one or a small celebration of a major holiday, it is a huge morale boost for deployed Soldiers when they are able to keep connection with some of the things they miss.

  • Military chaplains spread kindness at Fayetteville Urban Ministry

    Dec 23, 2014

    Fayatteville, NC - Five Army chaplains distribute holiday food bags for families in need as part of an outreach project by 1st Sustainment Command aimed at helping soliders connect with and give back to the civilian community

  • Greywolf Soldiers pony up for increased resilience

    Dec 22, 2014

    LAMPASAS, Texas -- In the heart of the central Texas countryside, tucked away through a long dirt road surrounded with horses, sits a retreat and wellness center, where Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division spent their day Dec. 12.

  • Chaplain assistant MOS celebrates 105 years of service

    Dec 19, 2014

    With Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall serving as the garrison for the Military District of Washington (MDW), the base's chaplain's corps stays busy. They wouldn't be able to successfully complete their missions without the help of chaplain assistants.

  • Clear Thinking from the Chaplain Corps Regimental SGM

    Dec 19, 2014

    Regimental SGM Alvin Chaplin discusses a brief history of chaplain assistants, their necessity, and the added value they provide the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

  • Cardinal, former airborne chaplain continues to inspire troops

    Dec 18, 2014

    Roman Catholic Cardinal Edwin O'Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, visited with paratroopers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and their Families for a holiday service in Vicenza, Italy, Dec. 14, 2014.

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

    Walking through the doors to the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the first things that can be noticed is the silence. Soldiers deployed and stationed at the Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Joint Forces Command-United Assistance, marveled at how quiet, clean and calm it was inside the Embassy.

  • Spartans focus on the spiritual side of resiliency

    Dec 15, 2014

    Two Soldiers and their spouses, from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Division "Spartans," 3rd Infantry Division, spent a night and a day at the Azalea Inn and Gardens, a historic Savannah bed and breakfast inn, April 10.

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

    Only three days after Christmas, the Army will celebrate its 105th year since the creation of the chaplain assistant position, and will dedicate this day to honoring the men and women who were given the special duty of assisting chaplains in performing their duties by providing religious support for all Soldiers and their Families. Chaplain Assistant Sgt. Aaron LaBarge, 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, arrived at Fort Campbell in October and has been fulfilling his duties with enthusiasm since joining the Army in 2007.

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

    Within the walls of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, thousands of Fort Campbell Soldiers, Family members, retirees and civilians have come and gone -- receiving every type of diagnostic and preventative care one could imagine. On Zero Floor, there is a different type of care being administered, and it all starts within the small, inviting hospital chapel.

  • 1st TSC Chaplain's Office makes a difference in local community

    Dec 9, 2014

    With the holiday season approaching, many families will go through the holidays in need.

  • Fort Huachuca Holiday Giving Tree is wrapping up

    Dec 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Each year since 1988, the Chaplain's Office Outreach Ministries Program personnel, organize the event by collecting gift donations and distributing them to Service member Families, so they too can celebrate the holidays.

  • Life Skills University develops junior Soldiers in personal, professional lives

    Dec 5, 2014

    The 704th Military Intelligence Brigade developed its Life Skills University to help Soldiers develop personal and professional life skills. Each quarter, the discussion panel covers a different topic. Holiday and financial stress was the topic of discussion Nov. 24.

  • Partners in Care feeds Guard families

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Maryland National Guard's Partners in Care initiative donated 50 holiday meals to Soldiers and Airmen for Thanksgiving. The meals were delivered to the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 24, 2014.

  • Air Assault School donates food, toys to community

    Dec 5, 2014

    The Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., is spreading holiday cheer this season by sponsoring both a canned food and toy drive to benefit the local community.

  • Chaplain assistants: Service to God, service to country

    Dec 5, 2014

    While the MOS is concise, it was enough to capture the interest of Sgt. 1st Class Meaghan Davis, Fort Campbell Garrison Chaplain Assistant, when she first joined the Army 12 years ago. The job seemed ideal -- a position in the Army which would allow her to combine her passion for ministry with her goal of becoming a Soldier. She soon learned that the generalized MOS covered only a small part of what her job would entail. As the rest of the picture came into focus, Davis realized she had found her calling -- and it is a road on which she plans to continue.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • What makes chaplain assistants unique

    Dec 4, 2014

    We are celebrating 105 years since the Army officially introduced this unique Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). As the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Chaplain Assistant Sergeant Major, I am proud of all the chaplain assistants supporting our Soldiers, Families and Civilians.

  • RDECOM chaplain comes to assess Picatinny

    Dec 3, 2014

    Lt. Col. Juan Crockett, Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, assessed the spiritual welfare of the workforce, the availability of counseling venues and the primary concerns of the leadership.

  • SHARP app puts help in Soldiers' hands

    Dec 2, 2014

    A new app has launched which makes speaking up about suicide and sexual assault for Department of Defense civilians, Soldiers and dependents of Soldiers easier than ever before.

  • Giving Thanks in the National Capital Region

    Nov 26, 2014

    Staff, family members and friends from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region gathered to take part in a "Giving Thanks" prayer breakfast hosted by the JFHQ-NCR Chaplain's Office at the Fort McNair Officers' Club Nov. 25, 2014.

  • Chaplains bring hope, unity to service members, Liberians

    Nov 22, 2014

    When Lt. Col. David Bowlus, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division chaplain, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, thought about his next deployment, he assumed it would be to a combat zone. Over the past 20 years, this Soldier's deployment experience involved risks like bullets flying and insurgent attacks. Virus outbreaks were one of his least concerns.

  • Corps chaplain encourages Huntsvillle employees to take care of each other

    Nov 21, 2014

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chaplain (Col.) Phillip Wright and his chaplain assistant, Sgt. 1st Class Kamishia Stanfield visited Huntsville Center to provide ministry care and service to the workforce Nov. 20.

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