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  • 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.

  • Buchanan: Trial-and-error, humility at core of leadership

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general led the first Memorial Chapel-hosted series of leadership discussions at JBM-HH.

  • The new suicide prevention awareness

    Nov 20, 2014

    Chaplain Charles Walker, the 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Tiger" Squadron Chaplain, Capt. Brenan, Capt. Patterson and Spc. Welsh, members from the 528th Combat Stress Team, began a series of suicide prevention awareness classes.

  • Soldiers fishing with God

    Nov 20, 2014

    A Soldier stood on the side of the lake for hours trying to catch a fish, but no fish came. The Soldier didn't scream, get mad or give-up. Instead, he just stood there embracing the moment. How many times have you tried to reach out to your battle buddy and they didn't want to listen?

  • Camp Zama hosts father, daughter date night

    Nov 19, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The first "Father-Daughter Date Night" was held Nov. 15 hosted by the Camp Zama Protestant and Gospel Chapels at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • Chaplain trains civilian counterparts on military funerals

    Nov 13, 2014

    A chaplain with the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School offered training to hospice chaplains about conducting funerals for veterans.

  • American flags receive proper disposal during flag retirement ceremony

    Nov 13, 2014

    More than 20 weathered and tattered American flags that were displayed at homes, government offices and military cemeteries across the U.S. were properly disposed of during a flag retreat and retirement ceremony held Friday at the Old Fort Bliss Replica here.

  • 3-2 ADA takes spiritual hike

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- On Oct. 8, Soldiers and leaders from 3rd Battalion 2nd Air Defense Artillery ascended Mount Scott in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, tuning in their spirits to the natural world.

  • Remembering Fallujah Part 1: A chaplain, an infantryman and the fallen

    Nov 10, 2014

    Every Nov. 8, Chaplain Ric Brown posts a photo and bio to his Facebook timeline of his friend, Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Faulkenburg. This year will mark 10 years since he died.

  • Wounded Warrior Shares Journey Of Faith

    Nov 10, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Let your conscience -- and the Bible -- be your guide. A slightly different spin on the classic "Pinocchio" adage, but one that Vietnam veteran and wounded warrior Allen Clark lives by. Clark, now an author and speaker, spoke Nov. 2 at Bicentennial Chapel and shared his journey from the central highlands of South Vietnam where in 1968, he was injured in a mortar attack at Dak To Special Forces Camp and as a result, had both legs amputated below the knees.

  • Chaplains to offer holiday food assistance

    Nov 7, 2014

    More than 150 commissary gift cards will be given to Fort Jackson Soldiers in need this holiday season thanks to the Fort Jackson Installation Chaplain Office.

  • Family Life Matters: Combating Codependency

    Nov 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ.) Donald Ehrke takes a moment to describe codependency and the often negative impacts it has on relationships.

  • The Combined Arms Support Command chaplain capabilities developer

    Nov 3, 2014

    Having a chaplain working alongside Combined Arms Support Command capabilities developers ensures religious support is accounted for in future operations.

  • Chaplain Assistants Provide Religious Support to Soldiers and Families World-Wide

    Nov 3, 2014

    This year all current and former U.S. Army Chaplain Assistants will celebrate 105 years of supporting and protecting Army Chaplains in their mission of providing religious support to Soldiers and Family members in all aspects of military operations around the world.

  • BACH celebrates life with annual Walk to Remember

    Oct 31, 2014

    During Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's 8th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Oct. 23, Families and parents gathered to remember and honor children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age. The event, held on the hospital's "A" Building veranda, was organized by BACH's chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.

  • USARAF Command Chaplain honors fallen Liberian Soldiers

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds discusses his attendance at a memorial ceremony in Liberia honoring seven Soldiers with Armed Forces Liberia (AFL) who died of Ebola.

  • NC Guard chaplain fights breast cancer on her own terms

    Oct 28, 2014

    On Oct. 12, 2014, in Franklinton, North Carolina, National Guard Chaplain Maj. Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works, while her signature red hair was braided into five braids.

  • Helping Hawaii's homeless Veterans

    Oct 28, 2014

    Volunteers from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Schofield Barracks Health Clinic (SBHC), and 18th MEDCOM teamed up to help homeless veterans in need on October 25, 2014 at the Waianae Civic Center.

  • Chaplain's mission continues as combat missions end in Afghanistan

    Oct 27, 2014

    While the drawdown of service members begins to dwindle, as Operation Enduring Freedom ends this year, there are still many deployed Soldiers that still face the challenge of handling deployment stress or seeking spiritual nourishment, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, October 11.

  • US Army chaplains train with a force from the north

    Oct 27, 2014

    Army Reserve chaplains spend a week training with Canadian military chaplains on religious analysis training.

  • Fort Drum community members renovate Spiritual Fitness Trail

    Oct 27, 2014

    Fort Drum Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered September 9 at the Riva Ridge Chapel to officially open the Spiritual Fitness Trail to the public after months of restoration.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain delivers hope in Ebola-stricken Liberia

    Oct 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, Chaplain (Col.) Charles Reynolds, and his chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Chris Corbett, are in Liberia providing religious support to personnel from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and the United States Embassy.

  • Religious leaders discuss how to keep faith in minds of mission planners

    Oct 23, 2014

    Religious leaders from 10 countries came to U.S. Southern Command Sept. 8-10 to discuss faith and its importance in ongoing operations around the world.

  • Life Skills University aimed at helping professionals learn skills early in their careers

    Oct 22, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A new 66th Military Intelligence Brigade initiative is aimed at helping people learn various life skills earlier in their careers, rather than later by trial and error, according to Col. Dave Pendall, 66th MI Brigade commander. "It's really about family life and family life skills," said Pendall. "We all have different challenges … and there are different stressors over here in Germany."

  • DOD celebrates Diwali with spirited music, dancing

    Oct 22, 2014

    Spirited music and high-energy dancing filled the Pentagon auditorium, Oct. 22, 2014, as the Department of Defense celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • 3-7 Inf. conducts personality based leadership development

    Oct 20, 2014

    Leaders of 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attended a leadership development workshop, Oct. 14, on Fort Stewart, Ga., to learn how personality types affect the way they lead.

  • Holiday program ensures families don't go without

    Oct 17, 2014

    The community has an opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of military families through the annual Fort Gordon Unit Ministry Teams Holiday Gift Card Program. Each chapel service will have a designated offering on Sunday to collect funds for the program.

  • Fort Rucker welcomes local clergy to bolster spiritual strength

    Oct 16, 2014

    Leaders of faiths spanning the religious spectrum convened on post Oct. 9 in recognition of Clergy Appreciation Day, sponsored by the Fort Rucker Religious Support Office.

  • Young Survivor gets his flag

    Oct 14, 2014

    On Oct. 3, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden presented Jaleel Thomas-Tamrat one more piece of his father's legacy: an American flag.

  • Soldiers shifting to Pacific via new 'pathway'

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army has more Soldiers assigned to the Pacific theater this year and more of them are involved with engagements in regional countries, thanks to a program called Pacific Pathways.

  • Enhancing leadership skills

    Oct 10, 2014

    Soldiers from around the Nation learned about the facets and challenges of command during the Company Commanders and First Sergeant Course (CCFSC), from Oct. 6-9, 2014. The course was hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at the National Defense University at Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C.

  • Husband, wife coordinate, run Army 10-Miler Shadow Run

    Oct 7, 2014

    Task Force Muleskinner hosted the Army 10-Miler Shadow Run for U.S., coalition service members and civilians deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 26.

  • Family Night starts new season with resiliency-building kick-off

    Oct 3, 2014

    Family Night kicked off Sept. 17th with 404 individuals participating in the 17 classes being taught by chaplains, Army Community Service and Family Advocacy, here.

  • Rangers honor fallen students with memorial swamp expedition

    Oct 2, 2014

    Almost 20 years ago, four Army Ranger students lost their lives in the cold, wet darkness of the range swamps.

  • Gold Star Mother's Day

    Oct 2, 2014

    The 108th Training Command (IET) Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) staff sponsored a special day for the Gold Star Mothers, Sept. 27. Representatives from the Veteran's Center were present to discuss, address and assist with any needs or concerns in order to support the attendees.

  • Leaders remind Iron soldiers that tough questions are central to suicide prevention

    Oct 2, 2014

    Soldiers trained to have each other's back in combat need to use that mindset to protect against the ever-present threat of suicide. Iron Division leaders stressed the importance of vigilance and asking direct questions of a buddy during a briefing Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at Fort Indiantown Gap.

  • Patron Saint of Warriors discussed

    Oct 1, 2014

    St. Michael, the patron saint of warriors, was the topic of discussion during the St. Michael Medallion luncheon hosted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington Chaplains Office at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • ACC conducts Strong Bonds event in Texas

    Oct 1, 2014

    Almost 20 Army contracting Command Soldiers and their spouses recently spent a weekend in Galveston, Texas, working on their communication skills as part of the Strong Bonds program.

  • Soldiers travel to VBC to celebrate the Jewish New Year

    Sep 24, 2014

    As the years add up on the 21st century, another calendar is more than 3000 years ahead of today.

  • 'Spiritual fitness can help lighten your load'

    Sep 23, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Instead of hitting the road, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers hit their knees (so to speak) to work out another aspect of fitness Sept. 12. During a time usually designated as physical training, Soldiers gathered to hear inspirational words and song at a quarterly Prayer Breakfast assembly in the Community Activity Center to bolster spiritual fitness.

  • Unit ministry teams train to combat Paratrooper suicide

    Sep 17, 2014

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from units throughout the 82nd Airborne Division came together on Fort Bragg, Sept. 10, to participate in team-building activities and receive training on how they can help unit leaders and Paratroopers prevent suicide within the ranks of the Army.

  • Service members at KAF 'Run for the Fallen' on 9/11

    Sep 16, 2014

    For 13 years, Soldiers from all over the world have fallen in the fight against terrorism. In the afternoon haze on Sept. 10 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, coalition service members began running to remember those fallen.

  • Two Vietnam War Soldiers receive Medal of Honor

    Sep 15, 2014

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Medals of Honor for valor in Vietnam, during a ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2014.

  • Vietnam veteran carries old scars as symbol of resiliency

    Sep 15, 2014

    Sinking hopelessly to the bottom of a river in the middle of Vietnam, the skin burning from his face and chest, Dave Roever knew he was done.

  • Building stronger bonds

    Sep 15, 2014

    How important is it to have a strong bond in a relationship?

  • Service members remember 9/11 in Kandahar Airfield ceremony

    Sep 15, 2014

    American and NATO service members from units around Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, gathered at the Boardwalk in what was the last 9/11 remembrance ceremony to be held by troops during Operation Enduring Freedom, Sept. 11, 2014.

  • In suicide prevention, repairing problems earliest is best

    Sep 12, 2014

    People considering suicide as an option may be dealing with one small issue left unrepaired, or they may be dealing with multiple issues. Typically, issues, whatever they may be, start out small and grow over time.

  • Kenner expert discusses grief, resilience in wake of shooting

    Sep 12, 2014

    It is important to distinguish the difference between normal grief and depression. When an individual loses someone or something dear to them, it's natural to feel pain and grief. The grief process is normal, and most people go through it. But when grief takes over a life and an individual begins to feel hopeless, helpless and worthless, then it's time to talk to a doctor.

  • Hainerberg Chapel opens for Night of the Churches

    Sep 10, 2014

    Hainerberg Chapel opens for Night of the Churches

  • Soldiers connect with community during Tough Mudder

    Sep 9, 2014

    "When they see us representing the Army and our units, they make the connection that we are team players and people who are willing to help out other people. They see that it's not just about the Army and their little group, it's about the Army being part of the community."

  • Religious support teams promote spiritual health

    Sep 4, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Spiritual health is one of the five pillars of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Army Chaplain Corps is charged with maintaining that pillar to the highest caliber to ensure Soldiers are spiritually fit -- on and off duty.

  • Staff ride emphasizes spiritual fitness, resiliency

    Sep 3, 2014

    Army Public Health Command employees participated in a staff ride held Aug. 28 that included a tour of many USAPHC buildings with information about their history.

  • Signs of suicide: Watching your buddy's "6"

    Aug 29, 2014

    We must continue to support our fellow Soldiers because one suicide is too many.

  • Post Leaders Stand Up For Wellness

    Aug 27, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As both a government entity and an employer of a 37,000-member workforce, Redstone Arsenal and its tenants are on the front line of the Army's commitment to ensuring a ready and resilient workforce among civilian employees.

  • Army National Guard Chaplains: Past and Present (Part 1)

    Aug 26, 2014

    Chaplains in the Army National Guard have been providing spiritual guidance and counseling to Soldiers since before the birth of the country, either at home or abroad.

  • Garrison's New Chaplain Returns To Spiritual Roots

    Aug 25, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Gary Payne has come home to where he found God.

  • RST supports spiritual health through competition, praise

    Aug 25, 2014

    Religious Support Teams throughout Afghanistan met Aug. 19 & 20, 2014, at Bagram Air Field for a conference focused on spiritual health, counseling, and how each RST will carry on as the mission shifts from Operation Enduring Freedom to Resolute Support.

  • TAMC Hosts CPE Graduation

    Aug 22, 2014

    Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) honors eight graduates from its first ever Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Accredited Intern Program on August 11, 2014.

  • Clergy attend Fort Jackson ministry forum

    Aug 21, 2014

    Members of the local clergy and post chaplains gathered Aug. 19, 2014, at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club to learn about on- and off-post resources available to service members who worship at local churches.

  • National Guard creates new Chaplain Corps Handbook

    Aug 19, 2014

    In an effort to provide Army National Guard Chaplain Ministry Teams an updated reference for their operations at the tactical level, the Army National Guard's Training Analysis Feedback Team, stationed at Mission Training Complex- Leavenworth developed and released the Chaplain Corps Handbook.

  • Chaplain Lt. Col. Coyle retires

    Aug 19, 2014

    Lt. Col. Edward Coyle, chaplain of the 213th Regional Support Group and a Girardville native, celebrated his final mass in uniform Aug. 3 at the Allentown Readiness Center.

  • 'Devil Brigade' Soldiers stand ready and resilient A Soldier's journey through depression

    Aug 19, 2014

    Spc. Nathan Anderson, air defense battle system operator with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., has been fighting a silent battle against sadness, anxiety, and depression since arriving to the region more than a month ago.

  • Camp Zama youth members experience 'Rainforest' adventures during Vacation Bible School

    Aug 13, 2014

    About 105 Camp Zama youth members participated in the "SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School" held Aug. 4 through Aug. 8 at the Camp Zama Religious Education Center on the installation, here.

  • Chaplains assess readiness, plan strategies for coming year

    Aug 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Chaplain Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum took place Aug. 10-13, 2014, at the command's Marshall Hall headquarters complex at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Family Life chaplains complete training

    Aug 12, 2014

    The Fort Benning Family Life Training Center graduated its newest class of chaplains Aug. 7 at The Infantry Chapel.

  • Strong Bonds program builds stronger Soldiers, Families

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Building Army Family resiliency is part of a strategic approach to cope with the high operational demand placed on today's Army. One way of doing this is through the Strong Bonds program.

  • Troopers Take Part in Resiliency Week

    Aug 7, 2014

    Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) participated in a week-long training event July 28 to Aug. 1, as part of Fort Irwin's focus on resiliency.

  • Kids find a little bit of Heaven at Vacation Bible School

    Aug 7, 2014

    DAEGU GARRISON - The 2014 edition of Vacation Bible School, held at the Daegu American School on Camp George, was a resounding success, attended by nearly two-thirds of elementary school-aged children in Area IV who were mentored by more than 120 volunteers!

  • Family Life Chaplains, Part II: Strong Bonds and Beyond

    Aug 6, 2014

    Part two of an exploration of the history and impact of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' Family Life program within our Army in a two part series.

  • Why am I still thinking about deployment?

    Aug 1, 2014

    If the memories of a traumatic event are causing serious problems in your life, talk with a medical professional, behavioral health provider or chaplain.

  • New Recruits and the Chaplain Corps' Dedication to Soldier Wellness

    Aug 1, 2014

    Soldier difficulties and the Chaplain Corps' dedication to holistic Soldier wellness.

  • Wiesbaden Honors 239th Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps

    Jul 31, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany (July 29, 2014) -- Nearly 100 Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered at the Little Italy Restaurant on Clay Kaserne to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps.

  • Family Life Chaplains, Part I: The creation of the Family Life program

    Jul 30, 2014

    Exploring the history and impact of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' Family Life program within our Army over a two part series.

  • Chaplains commemorate 239th anniversary of Chaplain Corps

    Jul 30, 2014

    Paratroopers and family members gathered at Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the Army's Chaplain Corps, July 24.

  • III Corps welcomes new command chaplain

    Jul 29, 2014

    Fort Hood and III Corps celebrated the Chaplain Corps' anniversary and the passing of the III Corps stole in a ceremony held July 17 at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.

  • Chaplains remember Vietnam-era chaplains during 239th Anniversary

    Jul 29, 2014

    On July 25, 2014, the Chaplain Corps celebrates its 239th Anniversary by honoring those Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants who served in the Vietnam War.

  • Trekking back in time

    Jul 22, 2014

    Laughter filled the air as dozens of children ran around the main post chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., during the Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School July 14-18.

  • Wounded Warrior Hears Call To Ministry

    Jul 22, 2014

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- One small piece of paper. That's all it took to remind then Lt. Jared Vineyard of his faith in God. And it was a reminder that he sorely needed.

  • SD Guard shares knowledge with Suriname military on reserve force operations

    Jul 21, 2014

    The South Dakota National Guard hosted three key leaders from the Suriname Armed Forces at Camp Rapid, in Rapid City, S.D., July 10-14, 2014, to share information on the structure and operational processes of the National Guard as a reserve force.

  • 'Devil' brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

    Jul 21, 2014

    Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skills and resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kan.

  • Remembering fallen comrades with a celebration of life ceremony

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 110th Transportation Company, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, held a remembrance ceremony July 18 here for two heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice on the company's previous deployment in 2012.

  • Healing Soldiers with Horses

    Jul 18, 2014

    While deployed, he was on the road for 10 days driving from Kuwait to Iraq. He endured attacks from improvised explosive devices, mortars, sniper fire and small arms fire. Now, retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Hoops, a former motor transport operator, hangs his head low as he recounts a deployment he considers "one of the worst for truck drivers."

  • Army Reserve chaplains support RIMPAC mass casualty exercise

    Jul 18, 2014

    Eight Army Reserve chaplains and chaplain candidates from the 9th Mission Support Command provided pastoral support to mock casualties during a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) training exercise on Ford Island, Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, and Tripler Army Medical Center on July 11, 2014.

  • Chaplain's spiritual roadmap steered her to military service

    Jul 17, 2014

    A single moment of clarity during her college years led Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paige K. Heard into a life of service to the Lord.

  • Chaplains Assist With 2014's RIMPAC Exercise

    Jul 17, 2014

    Active Duty chaplains from Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), along with chaplains from the Reserve, Navy, Tripler Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Intern program candidates from 9th Mission Support Command, and the Combined Joint Task Force, joined efforts in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 Mass Casualty (MASCAL) exercise July 11, 2014.

  • Muslim Soldiers, battle buddies learn about Ramadan

    Jul 16, 2014

    Muslim Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment gathered at the Main Post Chapel July 12, 2014, to learn about Islam and to partake in the fast breaking, or iftar.

  • Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

    Jul 15, 2014

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team July 10 here.

  • Seminar offers free getaways for couples

    Jul 15, 2014

    If you are looking for a couples retreat, look no further than the seminars given at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.

  • Army chaplain seeks unity among American, Latvian soldiers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Forging friendships helps remove barriers during training

  • Pentagon hosts 16th Annual Iftar dinner

    Jul 10, 2014

    The Pentagon held its 16th Annual Iftar dinner July 1, in celebration of Ramadan and in recognition of the 4,500 Muslim Americans in uniform and the additional 1,000 civilians and contractors who work for the Department of Defense.

  • Chaplains' ministry to Nazis explored in "Mission at Nuremberg"

    Jun 30, 2014

    In his book, "Mission at Nuremberg," author Tim Townsend tells the fascinating story of Army chaplains Henry Gerecke and Sixtus O'Connor, who ministered to the Nazis on trial at Nuremberg, Germany, in the aftermath of WWII in 1945-1946. This largely untold story takes the reader into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where their crimes against humanity were prosecuted.

  • The Underdog

    Jun 26, 2014

    School's out, and this one man takes off his graduation cap and puts on a patrol cap. Another chapter in this young man's life begins. Being raised to help people, whether offering advice to his wrestling team or joining the Knights of Columbus through his church, this upstanding 19-year-old chooses to help another way and steps into the recruiting office.

  • A Soldiers' guide to Ramadan

    Jun 26, 2014

    The holy month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, prayer and charity for Muslims. As they prepare to observe the practices of Ramadan, Soldiers stationed in the Middle East must be mindful of how their actions may be perceived by Muslims during this time.

  • Chaplain Downrange: Daily Ministry with the Troops

    Jun 26, 2014

    Chaplain (Capt.) Andrea Baker describes her daily routine of ministry and counseling as a battalion chaplain in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation honors 6 with 2nd Bar Mitzvah

    Jun 26, 2014

    It's a coveted rite of passage, signifying that one has lived a full life of 70 years from the time they first came of age in the Jewish faith. Nowhere was that more true than at the Fort Belvoir Chapel, June 23, as six distinguished senior citizens -- including four World War II veterans -- from the Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation received their second Bar Mitzvah.

  • USARCENT uses ministry forum to partner with community

    Jun 20, 2014

    As the Army and the battlefield continue to transition, Soldiers are faced with more stress in life than ever before. As a result, chaplains continue to be called upon to act as everything from marriage counselor to career advisor to spiritual therapist. Fortunately, local agencies are partnering with Army chaplains to help minister and care for Soldiers and their families.

  • Soldiers participate in relationship enrichment training

    Jun 18, 2014

    The importance of growing personally as well as finding ways to relief stress is an important part of any well-balanced lifestyle. For service members it is no different. Especially for military reserve members that can experience stress while at annual training when they are away from home as well as stress at home. For Soldiers participating in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistic Exercise 2014 in Fort Lewis, Wash., relief of stress comes in the way of relationship enrichment training provided by Army Chaplain Maj. Sang Kim with the 380th Quarter Master Battalion out of Evansville, Ind.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center combats homelessness

    Jun 16, 2014

    On the dawn of the Army's 239th Birthday, Oahu area Soldiers, along with community partners rolled up their sleeves to serve the island's most needy neighbors -- Hawaii's homeless.

  • Chaplains provide stability during a crisis

    Jun 13, 2014

    Contingency management in the National Capital Region was the theme of the 8th annual military and civilian chaplain interagency conference held at the Spates Community Club and Conference Center on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., June 11, 2014.

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