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  • Chaplains, assistants receive Tactical Religious Support Training in GTA

    Apr 22, 2016

    Chaplains and their assistants from 21st Theater Sustainment Command participated in Tactical Religious Support Training, April 19-20, 2016, here.

  • Program Graduates Commit To Healthier Lifestyle

    Apr 22, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Life changes begin with changing the way people think. That's the premise of The Daniel Plan, a 40-day program to living a healthier lifestyle through optimizing the five key essentials of faith, food, fitness, focus and friends. As students graduated from The Daniel Plan on April 12, Aviation and Missile Command Chaplain (Lt. Col) Adolph DuBose encouraged them to incorporate its principles and teachings in their everyday living.

  • 3-160th SOAR (A) hosts father/son retreat

    Apr 20, 2016

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- "Once more, amid the breeze, the shouting, the slanting sunlight on the high mountain, was shed; that glamour, that strange invisible light of friendship, adventure and content… This day promised, like the others, to be a sunbath under a blue dome." This combined passage from William Golding's "Lord of the Flies," describes a simple day filled with fun, laughter and play. Where the cares of the outside world have melted away and boys soak in everything that nature can give.

  • Annual ball nurtures father, daughter relationships

    Apr 14, 2016

    It looked like a scene from "Cinderella" as dads and their "little girls" of all ages arrived at Nutter Field House Friday and Saturday for the annual Fort Leonard Wood Father Daughter Ball.

  • Army Materiel Command chaplain recalls path to chaplaincy

    Apr 14, 2016

    Retired Chaplain (Col.) Scott Carson, Army Materiel Command, remembers the many paths he took to become an Army chaplain

  • Purim tells story of Queen Esther

    Mar 31, 2016

    The annual reading of the Book of Esther, also known as the Megillah, was at Quarry Hill Chapel, March 23. Chaplain (Capt.) Mark Edelstein of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, Altus Air Force Base, officiated.

  • Lifestyle Plan Designed For Total Well-Being

    Mar 30, 2016

    "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 For the past couple months, a group of about 25 Aviation and Missile Command employees have been sharing their lunch time together once a week to explore the effect healthy choices have on building a positive lifestyle. Known as "The Daniel Plan: Forty Days to a Healthier Life," the program encourages participants to focus on living healthier through faith, food, fitness, focus and friends.

  • Field Artillery Soldiers, spouses meet for Strong Bonds retreat

    Mar 24, 2016

    2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Soldiers met for a Strong Bonds couples' event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lawton, March 12.

  • FH Chapel announces Easter, Sunrise services

    Mar 18, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona--Installation chapel personnel have set Holy Week and Easter Sunday services on post for March 20-27.

  • USAREUR fortifies chaplaincy teams with 'CASTLE'

    Mar 11, 2016

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Chaplains and chaplain assistants from throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz gathered at Daenner Kaserne for the U.S. Army Europe Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training Lite-Europe symposium March 1-2.

  • Community members gather to pray for post, nation, leaders

    Mar 10, 2016

    Hundreds of Fort Leonard Wood community members gathered Tuesday at Pershing Community Center with one common goal, "Strengthening the Warrior Soul," which served as the theme of the installation's observance of the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • Soldiers and families gather to learn better relationship skills

    Feb 29, 2016

    The Dugway Hope Chapel sponsors a Strong Bonds Retreat in Salt Lake City to strengthen relationships in military families and with in the single Soldier community.

  • Special Forces Tab, Green Beret, SFQC -- A vehicle for Chaplains

    Feb 5, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A Roman poet named Juvenal is credited with saying; "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" --a Latin phrase accepted to mean "who will guard the guardians?" Chaplains are often seen as these guardians, someone who looks after those who protect others.

  • Chaplains collaborate, share values during exercise

    Feb 3, 2016

    Chaplains, from the United States and South Africa, got the chance to meet and collaborate during Exercise Allied Spirit IV, which is taking place until Feb. 5 at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • As chapel nears completion chaplain and community cheer

    Jan 22, 2016

    One critical aspect of any military installation is a space that allows for service members to exercise their freedom of religion. For a military city, greater numbers and diversity demand more than just a single space. The first of four new chapels is nearing completion, and is slated to be put into use by mid-2016.

  • Chaplain's boyhood hobby inspires lifelong passion

    Jan 21, 2016

    The next time you think about throwing out an item you don't think has value, ask yourself, "Does it have a story?" That item could be the beginning of a great collection, according to Chaplain (Maj.) Jeffrey Roberson, U.S. Army Engineer School ethics instructor, who procures and preserves items from as far back as the 17th century as a hobby.

  • Chaplain collects things from the past

    Jan 7, 2016

    For one Fort Leonard Wood chaplain, a package of toy Army Soldiers from a five-and-dime store marked the beginnings of an appreciation for things that are old.

  • Hitchin' a holiday ride

    Jan 7, 2016

    Sleigh bells were jingling throughout the historic main post on Christmas Eve as the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard gave carriage rides to families on post during the afternoon and evening before the Christmas Eve service at the Main Post Chapel.

  • The fashion of values

    Jan 5, 2016

    The Army teaches its Soldiers to adhere to a strict set of values in their daily lives. These values aim to make them honorable and professional in everything they do, whether it be fighting the enemies of our nation, physical training or shopping at the local grocery store. Soldiers assigned to 1st Theater Sustainment Command flexed their creative muscles as they designed and crafted outfits based upon the Army Values for a Values Fashion Show on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 31.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Jan 4, 2016

    A list of answers to the Office of the Chief of Chaplains frequently asked questions.

  • Chaplains expose the pitfalls of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression

    Dec 17, 2015

    Editor's Note: This is the first in a three-part series of articles designed to generate awareness and provide resources for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder and depression.

  • Diwali celebrates unity across the DOD

    Nov 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON (U.S. Army Public Affairs, Nov. 20, 2015) For the first time, commanders from across the nation sent soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines to light the Diya, a small lamp that is lit in honor of Diwali, during this year's 4th Annual Pentagon Diwali Celebration.

  • Cognitive Dissonance

    Nov 3, 2015

    Chaplain (Chaplain (Major) Donald W. Ehrke, Pentagon Life Chaplain, takes a moment to discuss Cognitive Dissonance and tips on how to recognize and manage the behavior.

  • Chapel-sponsored programs offer opportunity to give back during upcoming holidays

    Oct 23, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are coming and the Fort Huachuca Chapel staff sponsors annual activities to help those in the community "give back" to Soldiers in need through the Chaplain's Food Locker, Thanksgiving Voucher and Giving Tree programs.

  • Opening of 210th FA BDE's Spiritual Resiliency Center

    Oct 22, 2015

    Camp Casey Korea

  • Furry friends recognized at pet blessing

    Oct 15, 2015

    Maya and her human, Victoria Stawik-Raven, who is also the Catholic parish coordinator, were at the Frontier Chapel for the Blessing of the Pets conducted by Chaplain (Maj.) Jim O'Neil, Oct. 7.

  • SC Guard chaplains provide care, comfort to Guardsmen during disaster

    Oct 8, 2015

    Chaplains serve as a vital role in today's National Guard as they have in the past and immediately following a disaster, like the floods which have recently devastated South Carolina, that role is even more important.

  • Need Help?

    Oct 6, 2015

  • Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Major General) Paul K. Hurley

    Sep 29, 2015

  • Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Brigadier General) Thomas L. Solhjem

    Sep 29, 2015

  • Regimental Sergeant Major Alvin J. Chaplin

    Sep 29, 2015

    Biography of Regimental Sergeant Major Alvin J. Chaplin

  • Assistant Chief of Chaplains - USAR, Chaplain (Brigadier General) Carlton Fisher

    Sep 29, 2015

  • Assistant Chief of Chaplains - ARNG, Chaplain (Brigadier General) David E. Graetz

    Sep 29, 2015

  • Life Lessons on building resilience

    Sep 21, 2015

    Resilience is not a trait that people either have or do not have. It involves behaviors, thoughts and actions that can be learned and developed in anyone. But, it always helps to have a counselor, or a religious leader, close for guidance and advice.

  • Dark journeys need company, support, encouragement

    Sep 17, 2015

    His journey as a chaplain started at Fort Irwin, California. It didn't take long for him to learn that phone calls after midnight were never good. Arriving at a home after a 2 a.m. phone call, he stepped up to the screen door and looking into the house. He could see the arms a spouse were wrapped in towels and blood soaked. Seeing him, she stood up. She looked him right in the eye and said something like, "You can keep me from bleeding, but you can't keep me from dying." And then collapsed unconscious on the floor.

  • Camp Bondsteel community walks for suicide awareness

    Sep 15, 2015

    More than 200 deployed German, Polish and U.S. service members assigned to Multinational Battle Group-East, took time to walk together in the memory of suicide victims and raise awareness of outreach opportunities, during a Sept. 12 event organized by the MNBG-E unit ministry team at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo.

  • Chaplain builds strong bonds with Soldiers, Family Members

    Sep 10, 2015

    While competitive isn't a word typically used to describe an Army chaplain, it would be impossible to define Lt. Col. Tony Petros without it. Petros has been the 10th Mountain Division (LI) chaplain for past two years, and throughout his time here, he has put special emphasis into building the Strong Bonds program across the division.

  • Soldier chooses life over suicide

    Sep 9, 2015

    Capt. Abram Staten, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division, Chaplain, visited single parents and single Soldiers with the 17th Field Artillery Brigade during an open discussion and luncheon dinner at North Lewis Chapel.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 240th Anniversary during the Community Showcase

    Sep 4, 2015

    The Religious Support Office of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach celebrated the 240th Anniversary of the Chaplain Corps here, during the Community Showcase conducted at the new Katterbach Fitness Center.

  • U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Mission

    Sep 3, 2015

  • History

    Sep 3, 2015

  • Suicide prevention starts with you: Learn to identify and act on warning signs

    Sep 2, 2015

    Suicide prevention starts with you and your attention to the Soldiers you know best.

  • KFOR walks in Black Madonna Pilgrimage

    Aug 20, 2015

    Approximately 75 Kosovo Force soldiers joined religious leaders and local citizens in a 3-kilometer walk through the villages and countryside of Letnica, Kosovo, on Aug. 15 to celebrate mass outside the Church of the Black Madonna.

  • Army chaplain makes rare appearance at Air War College

    Aug 18, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Division West officer becomes the first Army chaplain to attend the United States Air Force Air War College at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama.

  • Chaplain/carpenter builds Fort Sill faith

    Aug 13, 2015

    It might be a good sign that the new Fort Sill installation chaplain once worked as a carpenter. There once was another carpenter who taught a few misfit men and changed the world, and while Chap. (Col.) John Morris is humbled simply to walk in Jesus' footsteps, his ministry goals are no small task.

  • Chaplains Valued For Their Service As Moral Compass

    Aug 12, 2015

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Speaking from an Army leader's point of view, retired Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury told a group of Army Materiel Command chaplains on Aug. 5 that they must be the moral compass for their units, and lead the way for Soldiers in the spirit of acceptance and inclusion.

  • Joint base SOS coordinator stands ready to assist 'thrivers' of the fallen

    Aug 6, 2015

    Survivors of the fallen have a new advocate on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrate 240th Anniversary

    Jul 31, 2015

    Legacy was the theme of the day during the 240th Chaplain Corps Anniversary activities at Arlington National Cemetery and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Chaplain brings 'wild hope' to Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2015

    Chaplain (Maj.) George Wallace doesn't always reach Soldiers through traditional sermons, prayers or group discussions. Sometimes, a simple little nudge will do.

  • Mount Everest comes to JBM-HH

    Jul 23, 2015

    Children attending Vacation Bible School on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall had the chance to experience Mount Everest July 13-17, and they didn't have to leave the continental United States to do it.

  • Chaplain "Grants" Civilians Marriage Enrichment Program

    Jul 20, 2015

    If you're in the Army or work for the government, you're probably familiar with the Strong Bonds program, where military personnel spend a weekend with their spouse in a group setting meeting with the chaplain about topics to grow their marriage. If you're a civilian, you might be jealous of that opportunity. But don't be. At Army Contracting Command, you can have it, too.

  • Chapel builds international bonds

    Jul 6, 2015

    Australian and American service members have gathered at St. Christopher's Chapel in Nerimbera, Australia, to celebrate the chapel's 60-year commemoration, July 5, 2015.

  • Pentagon celebrates Iftar, honors service of Muslims

    Jul 2, 2015

    The Pentagon Chaplain's Office hosted an Iftar observance, July 1, to celebrate diversity and strength while honoring the service of Muslims to the nation.

  • Soldiers honor Korean War chaplain, POWs

    Jun 25, 2015

    Over 40 Soldiers from forts Sill and Riley completed a 60-mile memorial march June 5-7, across Kansas in honor of Korean War POWs and Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun.

  • ATEC Family learns to 'bounce back' at spiritual resilience retreat

    Jun 22, 2015

    NORTH EAST, Md. (June 19, 2015) -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command's Chaplain Office hosted its Spiritual Resiliency Retreat for the workforce, June 5-7, at Sandy Cove Ministries in North East, Maryland.

  • HRC builds resiliency among its workforce

    Jun 19, 2015

    Army Human Resources Command has established a Ready and Resilient Campaign also known as R2C to support its Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members to work in conjunction with the Army campaign.

  • 4th MEB chaplain showcases skills on deadly island

    Jun 9, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- A white cross memorial juts from the rugged terrain as a group of bowhunters start their trek into the heart of a 7-by-4-mile island surrounded by some of the Caribbean's roughest waters.

  • Floods displace 25 Fort Sill families living off post

    Jun 4, 2015

    Twenty-five Fort Sill families were flooded out of their off-post residences.

  • Chaplains gather for Flags In

    May 28, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Military District of Washington gathered May 21 at Chaplains Hill, where they honored the fallen buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery by placing flags at their gravesites just prior to Memorial Day weekend in a tradition known as Flags In.

  • Hurley installed as new Army chief of chaplains, pins on two stars

    May 28, 2015

    The Army's new chief of chaplains was promoted to the rank of major general and installed in his post during a ceremony May 22 at Memorial Chapel on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • USARPAC chaplains, chaplain assistants gather at MCBH-Kaneohe for annual training

    May 21, 2015

    Chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Pacific region gathered together May 14 and 15 to discuss issues such as moral leadership, care to the caregiver, and religious operations at the Joseph Estabrook Chapel on Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

  • Ranger Chaplain relates strength of his faith to the resiliency of the American Ranger

    May 18, 2015

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (USASOC News Service, May 18, 2015) -- On a drive home from a major training exercise, Capt. John McDougall, 2nd Ranger Battalion chaplain, gave thanks in prayer for the safety of his Rangers over the previous weeks, and realized that his recent experiences had a basis for a book.

  • TRADOC recognizes 2014 Instructors of the Year

    May 15, 2015

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command leaders recognized the command's best instructors in a not-so-traditional way during a ceremony at TRADOC headquarters May 12.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers live the Army Values

    May 15, 2015

    Every Soldier takes an oath when they enlist to live by the following seven Army Values: 'Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.'

  • Navy Yard shooting chaplaincy response, power of prayer the themes at annual conference

    May 14, 2015

    On the 2015 National Day of Prayer, Navy Yard shooting survivor Jennifer Bennett explained her relationship with the power of spiritual conversation at the 9th Annual Military and Civilian Chaplain Interagency Conference held at the Fort Myer Officers' Club May 7.

  • Soldier's wife named Military Spouse of Year

    May 8, 2015

    Corie Weathers, an Army spouse, was named the 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year, May 8, which also happens to be Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • 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

  • 1st TSC single Soldiers strengthen relationship skills during Strong Bonds Retreat

    May 5, 2015

    The life of a single Soldier in the Army can be strenuous from personal to professional relationships.

  • 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 FlossenbĂĽrg, 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.