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  • 709th MP Battalion Equips, Empowers and Educates in the Pursuit of Eliminating Sexual Assault

    Apr 18, 2014

    SHARP Stand-Down Day Equips, Empowers and Educates local Soldiers in the Pursuit of Eliminating Sexual Assault.

  • New Picatinny chaplain adjusts to new assignment

    Apr 18, 2014

    Replacing the Picatinny chaplain, Lt. Col. Kwon Pyo., the asrenal's new chaplain Lt. Col. David Jacob shares his plans and goals while at Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Corps workers stay spiritually fit with fellowship

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Army installation holds SHARP Summit, encourage culture of prevention and trust

    Apr 18, 2014

  • Vulnerability key to emotionally coming home from warzone

    Apr 16, 2014

    Watch a buddy barely survive an accidental vehicle rollover. Put that emotional rock in the rucksack. Live through yet another improvised explosive device on a route clearance. Another one goes in. Attend one too many memorial services for brothers in arms. Push that emotional boulder in too. The emotional burdens of war can pile up quickly. Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin likens these stressful experiences as rocks that Soldiers put into imaginary rucksacks. When Soldiers come home those emotional rucksacks often stay on, however, and can create emotional distance with friends and family.

  • Army Family Honors the Fallen at Fort Hood

    Apr 15, 2014

    On April 9, 2014, Fort Hood, TX hosted a memorial ceremony for the Soldiers killed in the April 2 shooting attack on the installation. This article shares the full remarks from Chaplain (Col.) Matthew Goff, III Corps Command Chaplain.

  • Conference promotes international interfaith dialogue

    Apr 11, 2014

    The USARCENT Command Chaplain attended the 11th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue sponsored by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) in Doha, Qatar, 25-26 March 2014. Leaders from religious groups, academic institutions, nongovernmental organizations and government officials from 50 countries attended. The conference theme for 2014 was �"The Role of Youth in Enhancing the Value of Interfaith Dialogue."

  • Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 8, 2014

    The annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Amphitheater begins at 6:30 a.m., Sunday April 20. Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, deputy chief of Navy chaplains will provide the sermon. There will be an interpreter for the hearing impaired.

  • Army Reserve couples strengthened through Strong Bonds Program

    Apr 8, 2014

    The strength of the Army Reserve is only as strong as the relationships that support the Soldiers within it. The Army Reserve works to improve the resiliency of those relationships with a chaplain-led program called Strong Bonds.

  • A Community Responds to Violence and its Grief - A Chaplain Reflection on Fort Hood

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fort Hood was the scene of a shooting tragedy that brought grief to the surface of our collective consciousness. An Army Chaplain with Family Life training shares on how to cope with grief that may be complicated by the "insider threat" nature of an attack from one within our own ranks.

  • National Prayer Breakfast brings faiths together

    Apr 4, 2014

    Members of the Fort Leonard Wood community gathered at the Pershing Community Center March 27 to join together and pray for the nation, military members, president and elected officials as part of the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • Former NFL quarterback continues fight against suicide and depression

    Apr 4, 2014

    Former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple played 10 football seasons in the National Football Conference's Central Division. That division was also infamously nicknamed "The Black and Blue Division." Concussions and broken bones were part of Hipple's black and blue football career throughout the 1980s, but black and blue mental health lingered past his football retirement. Now an advocate for mental fitness and a major supporter of service members, Hipple visited the Pentagon auditorium as a guest of the Office of the Pentagon Chaplain March 27 to speak about suicide awareness and recognizing early signs of depression.

  • Pre-deployment prayers and pancakes

    Apr 4, 2014

    Prayers and pancakes were plentiful among the Soldiers and families of the 45th Sustainment Brigade during a prayer breakfast, April 2, at Leleihua Golf Course, Wahiawa, Hawaii.

  • Japanese students tour Camp Zama Chapel, meet USAGJ chaplain

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (April 2, 2014) -- Nine students and nine staff members from the Japanese Christian Student Association toured the Camp Zama Chapel on March 24 and met two U.S. Army Garrison Japan chaplains during a recent visit to the installation, here.

  • Corsair women build resiliency through self-defense

    Apr 2, 2014

    The women of 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade trained for self-defense during "protect your body and your soul" training at the 82nd Airborne Division Combatives and Advanced Tactics School, March 27.

  • Joint Task Force-Bravo's 1-228th welcomes local orphanage

    Apr 2, 2014

    Members of 1-228th Aviation Regiment hosted the San Antonio Padua Boy's Home to Soto Cano Air Base for fun and games, March 22, 2014.

  • Army Reserve chaplain celebrates three decades of service

    Apr 2, 2014

    It has been said that he who cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. Chap. (Col.) Mark Sachs has persevered through both the bad and the good during his nearly 32 years serving in the Army and army Reserve.

  • Area IV Sexual Assault Awareness Month Prayer Luncheon

    Apr 2, 2014

    April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and observed not only among civilians but also in the military. This year at Team 19, the month kicked off with a prayer luncheon with the Chaplain in support of SAAM at Camp Henry, Apr. 1.

  • Leaders Lead in Prayer; Soldiers Follow

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 28, 2014) -- In honor of promoting spiritual wellness among Soldiers, civilians and family members within the community, 5th Signal Command hosted a prayer breakfast Friday at the Community Activity Center.

  • 5th Signal Command gets "SHARP" with Bystander Intervention training

    Apr 1, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (March 19, 2014) -- 5th Signal Command has continued to follow the Army's lead by aggressively addressing Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention and by making SHARP the focus of its Operation Solemn Promise campaign.

  • What's on your dog tag?

    Apr 1, 2014

    For Soldiers, what to put on their dog tag for religious preference is serious business, because spirituality is important.

  • Post-traumatic growth--thriving through life's crises

    Apr 1, 2014

    Many people who experience crises and adversity are able to resolve and grow from these events, drawing upon internal strengths previously unrecognized.

  • Strong Bonds builds resiliency in returning single Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2014

    Single Soldiers redeploying can sometimes find it hard readjusting back to barracks life. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is using the Strong Bonds program to combat the difficulties of returning to home station.

  • Volunteers make prayer packets for Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2014

    A unique program teams up Catholic and Protestant volunteers on Fort Jackson to create prayer packets for Catholic Soldiers in Basic Combat Training.

  • Chief of Chaplains promotes power of prayer

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 300 attendees to the APG National Prayer Luncheon at Top of the Bay March 19 listened to a message encouraging prayer and spiritual guidance during times of anxiety over personal and worldly matters. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford assured APG Soldiers, civilians and contractors that they are making a difference regarding the strength of Army and its missions.

  • Building Stronger Family Bonds

    Mar 26, 2014

    GARMISCH, Germany (February 8, 2014) -- A group of senior leaders within 5th Signal Command left the confines of their duty stations and traveled with their families to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, located in the mountainous region of Bavaria, to participate in a Strong Bonds family retreat.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Assistant earns best warrior title

    Mar 26, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Kathleen (Amy) Justice earned the 2014 80th Training Command Best Warrior title surprising herself and many of her family and friends.

  • Chapel restoration at Fort Indiantown Gap

    Mar 26, 2014

    Volunteers from the 201st RED HORSE Squadron Alumni Association, which includes former members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard's 201st RED HORSE, are renovating the 109th Infantry Regiment's Chapel located at Fort Indiantown Gap as part of an initiative to preserve the installation's and the Pennsylvania National Guard's history, and traditions.

  • The Last Amen

    Mar 25, 2014

    The view from Greer Chapel's steps gives pause. To the left is a plaza of new cottages, built for visiting dignitaries. Directly in front is the White House, in that spot since 1937, serving first as the camp commander's quarters and now as the adjutant general of Mississippi's camp command post. To the right stand rows of monuments dedicated to soldiers whose lives abruptly ended while in service to United States of America.

  • A teacher of more than faith

    Mar 25, 2014

    As we embrace this month-long celebration recognizing outstanding women service members, it can be difficult to single out just one among the multitude of inspirational individuals in uniform. These exceptional people have paved the way for future generations, motivated others to follow in their footsteps and continue to lead our military and our nation into a brighter future.

  • Fellowship with families of 'Fallen Warriors'

    Mar 25, 2014

    Combat is more than a soldier's story, it's a story of how families of "fallen warriors" adjust to life after they've lost a loved one. U.S. Army Central's Chaplains reached out to families of fallen warriors and invited them to attend the Soldier Family Ministry Forum held at Patton Hall March 19.

  • Care to the caregiver: Fort Riley conducts chaplain training

    Mar 24, 2014

    Fort Riley chaplains participated in an inaugural Care to the Caregiver event on March 3 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, marking a move to proactively support an important group of professionals who support leaders, Soldiers and their families.

  • Women in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

    Mar 24, 2014

    The first female chaplains officially began serving in the military during the 1970s. Today, women of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps serve in diverse roles at all levels and represent a variety of faith groups. This article shares the history, milestones, and stories of female chaplains and chaplain assistants that have served across the U.S. Army.

  • Army Chaplain sisters support each other as they serve God and Country

    Mar 21, 2014

    Chaplain (Capt.) LeyAnne Ward and Chaplain (Capt.) Alison Ward are the first biological sisters ever known to serve together as Army chaplains. They are both assigned to battallions at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • NCO makes long journey back from TBI

    Mar 20, 2014

    A Fort Jackson NCO is education Soldiers about Traumatic Brain Injury after suffering a moderate TBI during an accident in 2012.

  • PWOC creates Easter baskets for special needs children

    Mar 20, 2014

    Protestant Women of the Chapel members put together Easter baskets March 12 during an annual outreach for children in Army Community Service's Exceptional Family Member Program. The women put together 100 baskets, filled with candy and other items, at Woodlawn Chapel after the monthly tea party, according to Michele Fortenberry, PWOC president. The monthly tea parties are designed to give the women an opportunity to talk to each other about some of the difficulties of being a military spouse.

  • Confirmation of faith

    Mar 19, 2014

    Military family members confirm their faith at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel, March 15, during a sacrament held by Bishop Neal Buckon, the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. The Confirmation establishes young adults as full-fledged members of the faith or reconfirms that faith in adults who have strayed from the church.

  • Soldier's faith leads to new calling

    Mar 19, 2014

    It's Sunday afternoon and Sgt. Peter Adams is at it again. He prepares his base guitar for a weekly worship service along with other church band members as he has done every Sunday during the last three and a half years while stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. When he isn't playing an instrument during church services or volunteering in other events across Camp Humphreys, Adams, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with Headquarters Support Company, 602nd Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and native of Kenai, Alaska, has an even bigger passion for leading people in faith.

  • Long awaited chapel dedicated

    Mar 19, 2014

    After much anticipation, the ribbon was cut on the new Trooper Chapel at the Joint Task Force, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Feb. 28.

  • Soldier first female chaplain in 25 years

    Mar 13, 2014

    Angela White knew at a young age she wanted to wear a uniform and serve her country. So one day when she saw a Marine Corps recruiter at her high school in Montana, she walked up and said she wanted to enlist. The recruiter told her no. Twenty-five years later, White was sworn in as a major and the second female chaplain in the Kentucky National Guard during an appointment ceremony in Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 21.

  • USMA Events Proactively Encourage Moral Awareness in Future Army Leaders

    Mar 12, 2014

    A Bible Study at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has developed a proactive approach to address the Army's strategic concerns of sexual assault, women in combat, and self-esteem amongst female Army officers.

  • Casualty notification process emphasizes dignity, respect

    Mar 11, 2014

    Casualty notifications have changed in a number of significant ways over recent years, and two chaplains who have been involved in the process explain the demanding duty.

  • Soldiers use Strong Bonds to strengthen marriage

    Mar 11, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, March 10, 2014)-- Marriage takes patience, time, effort and these attributes don't always receive appropriate attention when the mission comes first.

  • Online ToolBox offers Army leaders a gateway of resources, references, tips

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command unveiled March 12 the FORSCOM Leader Development ToolBox, an online resource for leaders across all Army components and cohorts: Officer, NCO, Warrant Officer, Army Soldiers and Civilian employees.

  • Resiliency stressed at Nat'l Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 11, 2014

    "Being here today is a very special opportunity to recognize the influence, the direction and what authenticates freedom, and that's faith," said Dave Roever to the large gathering of Soldiers and family members who packed into the Main Post Chapel, here, in the early hours of Tuesday for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's 2014 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • Soldier performs first lead role in local theater production

    Mar 6, 2014

    KILLEEN, Texas -- A Division West Chaplain's Assistant performed her first title role during a three-weekend run of Kushner's "Calorine, or Change," at the Vive Le Arts Performing Arts Theatre here.

  • Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

    Mar 6, 2014

    Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt. Denises Veitia would get bored easily. When it came to her physical fitness, though, she felt she needed a new challenge. So, she became a competitive bodybuilder.

  • LANG Yellow Ribbon events evolve with changing needs

    Mar 6, 2014

    In March 2014, the Louisiana National Guard will host its 29th Yellow Ribbon Reintegration training event on behalf of its Army and Air Guardsmen and family members who are involved in the current overseas deployment cycle.

  • Daegu Soldiers open up during suicide prevention training

    Mar 6, 2014

    Suicide remains a very real issue in Army communities everywhere, and for that reason, the U.S. Army continues to do what it can to raise awareness among Soldiers, Family members, and Department of Defense Civilians regarding its risks. USAG Daegu and the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) leadership found wisdom in making suicide awareness training available to Soldiers, KATUSAs and Civilians throughout Area IV both during and after the recent holiday season.

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

    There are three types of resources available to prevent, intervene and assist people with suicidal behaviors in the Franconia Military Community.

  • Father Daughter Ball brings fathers, daughters together

    Feb 28, 2014

    Nutter Field House has never seen so many tiaras -- which was fitting since the Father Daughter Ball is all about dads spending time with their princesses.

  • First Cup then & now

    Feb 28, 2014

    At Mustang Ramp, the noise of helicopters drowns out everything. The buildings in and around the ramp reverberate with the sound of rotors cutting the air and engines whining up with power. Soldiers must shout to be heard over the noise. Eventually, the helicopters always take off or power down, leaving a silence broken by the clanging of wrenches on engines and a bit of music here and there.

  • Arizona Army Guard families learn habits for success

    Feb 28, 2014

    Members of the Arizona Army National Guard and their families came together to learn to be more efficient military families at the Strong Bonds Family Retreat at the Hyatt Regency Feb. 22.

  • Special Forces soldiers, families learn love languages

    Feb 28, 2014

    Special Forces soldiers and families gathered to learn the "5 Love Languages" during a three-day retreat held at the Sandestin Resort on Florida's Gulf Coast beginning Friday, Feb. 14.

  • Higher calling: Family life chaplain called to heal, offer guidance

    Feb 27, 2014

    Eight years ago, Chaplain (Capt.) Troy Allan, Fort Rucker Family Life Chaplain, reported for his first day of his new job as an Army chaplain, and since he answered that higher calling to help others, he has spent it doing nothing less.

  • Vanguard Brigade hosts marriage retreat in Orlando

    Feb 25, 2014

    Families of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, primarily of soldiers who returned from a recent deployment to Afghanistan, enjoyed a Strong Bonds marriage retreat weekend in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 21-23.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war on PTSD

    Feb 24, 2014

    NATICK, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2014) -- Staff Sgt. Ty Carter has two words for Soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, "Get help." The Medal of Honor recipient brought this message to the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center Feb. 19.

  • JFHQ NCR-MDW Employee Spotlight - Sgt. 1st Class Bernardo (Bernie) Escarcega

    Feb 21, 2014

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight Sgt. 1st Class Bernardo (Bernie) Escarcega.

  • Aviators revisit World War II history during castle retreat

    Feb 18, 2014

    Wiesbaden aviators visited a German castle for a lesson in history and leadership.

  • Lee prayer breakfast underscores importance of spiritual resiliency

    Feb 12, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 12, 2014) -- Faith is among the most common denominators among deployed military personnel, according to Chaplain (Col.) Charles Egert, Combined Arms Support Command and senior U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee chaplain

  • Chaplain Counseling Center opens

    Feb 12, 2014

  • New chaplain comes from eclectic background

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Maj. James B. Collins was answering a lifelong calling when he decided to become a Catholic priest. It just took him a while to realize it.

  • Being a chaplain assistant is an act of good faith

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Spc. Billy Jack Pardue likes to tell an amusing anecdote. It's about an evening when he was having dinner with a priest and a rabbi who were sharing a timeworn joke about a priest and a rabbi having dinner.

  • 11th Signal Brigade Strong Bonds

    Feb 7, 2014

    Seventeen families from the 62nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, spent the weekend of Jan. 24-26 at the Lakeway Resort and Spa in Austin, Texas, as part of the unit's Strong Bond program.

  • Religious Accommodation in the Armed Services

    Feb 7, 2014

    On 29 January, 2014, leadership from the Army, Navy, and Air Force testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Military Personnel regarding Religious Accommodations in the Armed Services. Witnesses included Rear Admiral Upper Half Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, U.S. Navy; Chaplain Brigadier General Charles R. Bailey, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army; Brigadier General Bobby Page, Deputy Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Air Force; Ms. Virginia Penrod Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, Department of Defense; and Rev. James B. Magness, Bishop Suffragan of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries, Washington National Cathedral.

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford, spoke to Vicenza Military Community members during the annual prayer breakfast Feb. 7.

  • Battalion's 'Operation Fix-it' includes resiliency events

    Feb 6, 2014

    The 168th Brigade Support Battalion fulfilled its quarterly maintenance mission with the completion of Operation Fix-it, which also gave special attention to other maintenance: resiliency and spiritual fitness.

  • Master chaplain assistant serves in Afghanistan with pride

    Feb 5, 2014

    Master Sgt. Harry E. Slone Jr., 4th Infantry Division's master chaplain assistant, was a couple of months into his deployment in southern Afghanistan when he found out his son, Pfc. Aaron Slone, was stationed in Germany and would soon deploy to Afghanistan.

  • National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

    Feb 5, 2014

    In spite of snowfall on Monday and early Tuesday morning which delayed the beginning of the work day on Tuesday, the annual National Prayer Breakfast was held a few hours later than originally scheduled at the Thunder Mountain Activity Center here. The theme of this year's event was "The Healing Power of God."

  • Service to America's fallen heroes recognized

    Feb 4, 2014

    Providing support to the families of our nation's fallen heroes by the Arlington Ladies group is often described by its members as an honor and privilege. This past week, one such Lady received recognition for her actions.

  • Music means history at Old Post Chapel

    Jan 30, 2014

    Randall Sheets' fingers glided effortlessly across the keys of the organ at Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and the beginning of a smile tugged at his lips as he brought one of the most used musical instruments in the country to life Jan. 28.

  • The Dorchester at 71: The Moral Leadership of the Four Chaplains in Context

    Jan 29, 2014

    A historical analysis by the Chaplain Corps historian seeks to examine the events of February 3, 1943 from a broader point of view and explore some of the contextual aspects of the Four Chaplains' heroism. Access the full article via ChapNet: http://bit.ly/1baJIaZ

  • Chaplain Corps History: The Four Chaplains

    Jan 28, 2014

    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.

  • Fort Hood chaplains -- bonded by family ties and service to their country

    Jan 27, 2014

    Family upholds their chaplain legacy at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • World War II vets share memories with Spartan troops

    Jan 24, 2014

    Two World War II veterans, one of whom served in the 377th Field Artillery Regiment and the other as an artillery soldier, visited the Spartan Brigade on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Dec. 18, 2013.

  • Leaders attack brigade stress

    Jan 23, 2014

    With the goal of bettering the lives of their Soldiers, the 214th Fires Brigade assembled subject matter experts in numerous physical, spiritual and mental health arenas to form a leaders health promotion team to identify and reduce stressors in Soldiers' lives and improve their overall health and well-being.

  • Chaplain mobilizes to fill spiritual void at developing base

    Jan 23, 2014

    The small but spirited congregation of 21st Theater Sustainment Command soldiers gathered on a clear, crisp winter Sunday morning to sing hymns, discuss scripture, reflect on a sermon, pray and take communion.

  • 4th MEB hosts Ready and Resilient Seminar

    Jan 23, 2014

    "I want your honest feedback." That was the message delivered by Col. James F. Reckard III, commander, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, to the Soldiers and Family members gathered for the Dauntless Ready and Resilient Seminar at Fort Leonard Wood's Main Post Chapel on Jan. 16.

  • Army, Air Force Chaplains provide spiritual services during OCSJX-14

    Jan 23, 2014

    When planning began for the Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014, spiritual fitness was integrated into the exercise.

  • Through Vietnam, Somalia, 9/11 and Iraq, chaplain helped Soldiers find purpose and stability

    Jan 22, 2014

    Retired U.S. Army Chaplain Duncan Baugh, now an Army Civilian, served in Vietnam, Somalia, and Iraq, and was present at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. A common theme runs through his service as both an enlisted combat medic and a chaplain: helping others cope with the experience of war.

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new year often comes with questions. January is a time to take stock, reflect on past accomplishments and lost opportunities, and determine the way forward. Creating more happiness, achieving a longed-for goal, and making changes that lead to better health and more resilience can be part of the new you in the new year.

  • 94th AAMDC Chaplain Focuses Unit Event to Honor MLK

    Jan 22, 2014

    The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command hosted a prayer breakfast for its Soldiers Jan. 15, 2014 at the Hale Ikena Hotel on Fort Shafter.

  • 'Catholic Guy:' Families share stories about military life during radio commentator's visit

    Jan 14, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers, civilians and family members shared their experiences with the "Catholic Guy" during a visit to the Hainerberg Chapel Dec. 18-19. Lino Rulli, host of Sirius XM Radio's the "Catholic Guy," made stops in Kaiserslautern, Sembach and Wiesbaden to gather interviews with members of the U.S. military community in Germany for his satellite radio show on the Catholic Channel.

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

    His life has been a roller coaster, an experience he equates to the ups and downs of ocean waves. During his four decades as a chaplain in the U.S. Army, the tide was sometimes so high it washed over the embankments, but other times it was so shallow the fish clamored for their lives. Chaplain (Col.) Dave Neetz's story started out, like many great ones do, because of a girl ... the problem was she smoked.

  • Chaplain Kwon Pyo exits Team Picatinny, 'Love one another and take care of each other'

    Jan 9, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Chaplain Kwon Pyo arrived at Picatinny in the summer of 2011 and will be departing for his new assignment at Fort Bragg, N.C., in January.

  • Hundreds enjoy annual Breakfast with Angels

    Jan 9, 2014

    The Fort Belvoir youth community sang Christmas carols and enjoyed fellowship during the annual Breakfast with Angels event Dec. 24, at the Religious Education Center. Thirty young adults dressed as angels, served breakfast and ran the activities in the Heavenly decorated REC.

  • Command Sgt. Major Blankenbecler Resilience Center Dedication

    Jan 8, 2014

    Last month 1-44 ADA Battalion Unit Ministry Team officially opened the "CSM James D. Blankenbecler Resilience Center" with a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the beginning of a great new facility and program for the Soldiers.

  • Religious Support Teams Provide Hope and Comfort at Bagram, Afghanistan Hospital

    Jan 6, 2014

    Two teams of Air Force chaplains and chaplain assistants provide religious support and spiritual counsel to a wide range of patients and caregivers at Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Arc, the Howard Angel Sings

    Dec 27, 2013

    With the voice of an angel, the skills of a well-trained soldier and his faith in God, Staff Sgt. John Howard, chaplain's assistant for the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, prepares for his third deployment.

  • Task Force Demon Honors Aerosmith 35

    Dec 27, 2013

    Soldiers throughout Task Force Demon, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, paid tribute to their five fallen brothers of Aerosmith 35 in a memorial ceremony held at Kandahar Airfield, Dec. 21, 2013.

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

    Many family members of recently-deployed service members find themselves in a different role, with new responsibilities, upon their service member's return from combat.

  • Chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 20, 2013

    On Dec.29, 2013, chaplain assistants in the Army will celebrate their 104th anniversary. The Army officially created the position of chaplain assistant back on Dec. 28, 1909, authorizing a Soldier to provide full-time religious support.

  • Chaplain of the few serves the many

    Dec 18, 2013

    As a company of Soldiers takes a break from a field exercise in the crisp German morning breeze, Army chaplain and Los Angeles native Capt. Andrew Shulman from the 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion binds leather straps around the arm of Sgt. Zachary Gardner and prays.

  • Ironhorse chaplain fulfills higher calling through Army service

    Dec 18, 2013

    Soldiers choose to serve for any number of reasons, whether to support their families, to follow in a relative's footsteps, to make a better life for themselves, or simply to ensure a better life is possible for other Americans. One Ironhorse Soldier chose the path of service for a different reason. Maj. Marshall Coen, the chaplain for the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, made the decision to pursue a career in the Army, because he felt a higher power needed him to serve not only as a Soldier, but as a chaplain.

  • IMCOM chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 17, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 17, 2013) -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command Chaplain Assistant Sergeant Major reflects on the 104th anniversary of chaplain assistants

  • Community welcomes new rabbi to installation, celebrates Chanukah

    Dec 16, 2013

    Jewish Soldiers and community members were able to participate in the first Chanukah Ceremony in recent history last week at Soldier Memorial Chapel.

  • New wellness techniques empower soldiers

    Dec 16, 2013

    Military chapels are places where soldiers know they can go to learn coping skills for the challenges of life. At Enduring Faith Chapel on Bagram Air Field, Dec. 7, 2013, things were no different, except that they were very different.

  • The chaplain stole passes to Air National Guardian

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Minnesota National Guard Chaplain Corps became more "purple" today with the "passing of the stole" from Col. John Morris, Army chaplain, to Lt. Col. Tim Martenson, Air Force chaplain.

  • From tents to temples

    Dec 12, 2013

    To further the spirit of cultural understanding and bilateral partnership embraced by exercise Yama Sakura 65 chaplains assigned to I Corps took advantage of the opportunity to meet with the master of a local Buddhist temple, Dec. 9.

  • 400 soldiers receive turkeys

    Dec 12, 2013

    More than 400 soldiers and family members received turkeys and groceries for Thanksgiving during the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade's turkey-drop event at the unit's headquarters building Nov. 25.

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