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  • Strong Bonds Program

    Oct 26, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds includes four subprograms applied across the Army Force Generation model: single-Soldier, couple, family, and deployment. Strong Bonds is conducted in an offsite retreat format in order to maximize the training effect. The retreat or "get away" provides a fun, safe, and secure environment in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments and military lifestyle stressors.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Chaplain recognized for building Strong Bonds

    Oct 26, 2009

    U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell presented the Army Commendation Medal to Command Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Pies in appreciation of his efforts with the Strong Bonds program.

  • Chaplain Brings Faith to his Soldiers

    Oct 22, 2009

    Al Asad, Iraq - A 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team Chaplain, Capt. Michael Lanigan, interacts with Soldiers prior to their convoys every night before sending them off with a prayer.

  • Senior chaplain visits Fort Dix

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Dix, NJ ,Sept. 27, 2009 - "Earlier this year, I was informed that I had three more skin cancers on my ear and they were going to have to take my ear off," Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Eugene R. Woolridge, assistant chief of chaplains for mobilization and readiness, said during a sermon Sept. 27 at the Fort Dix Main Chapel. And they did.

  • Battlemind: Training helps spouses, couples cope with deployment challenges

    Oct 21, 2009

    In a room of 20 military spouses, about 15 raised their hands as Chaplain (Capt.) Josh Metz asked, "Who's gone through a deployment before'" The number wasn't surprising.

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 19, 2009

    Soldiers, civilians and other attendees were asked to consider their purpose in life and to focus on maintaining a healthy life balance at the final Task Force Lightning Prayer Luncheon, sponsored by the 25th Infantry Division and hosted by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at the South Dining Facility, Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Oct. 11.

  • Chaplain assistants are more than just bodyguards

    Oct 19, 2009

    For the past 100 years Army chaplain assistants have been protecting and teaming up with chaplains to provide religious support for Soldiers and families across the full spectrum of military operations.

  • Chaplains offer diverse experiences

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Prayer luncheon spotlights spiritual fitness

    Oct 16, 2009

    Story regarding spiritual fitness

  • Chaplain-led program reinforces relationships

    Oct 14, 2009

    CRYSTAL CITY, Va. (Oct. 8, 2009)-Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Strohm, assigned to the Army Office of the Chief of Chaplains, and Chaplain (Col.) Bradford Fipps, a U.S. Army Forces Command Staff Chaplain, reached out to FORSCOM Family Readiness Group leaders today, offering information for the Strong Bonds curriculum. Strong Bonds is a commander-initiated-but chaplain-led-program designed to help strengthen relationships through skill-training for singles, couples, Families and deployment cycle support. All sub-programs aligned under this curriculum are focused on sustaining life-long relations and building up the future force, according to Strohm.

  • Chaplain assistants fill time-honored role in Afghanistan

    Oct 10, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The role of the U. S. Army chaplain assistant can be traced back to the American Civil War. Officially, the military occupational specialty now identified as 56M began in 1909 when the Chief of Staff of the Army authorized that each chaplain have one enlisted Soldier assigned to him as an aid. One hundred years later, chaplain assistants still fill a crucial need by supporting their assigned chaplain in a broad range of areas, from secretarial work to physical protection.

  • From prisoners to Soldiers: One chaplain's ministry

    Oct 10, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Remote Forward Operating Base Baylough lies nestled beneath the mountains. During an evening in late May, the Soldiers attending a small service held by a visiting chaplain heard an explosion and felt the small, recreational building shaking. Believing they were under attack, the troops ran out of the service, wielding their weapons and ready to fight.

  • Chaplain Provides Guidance in Time of Need

    Oct 9, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq - "As a civilian pastor I can't go to your office to check up on you, but as an Army chaplain, everywhere you go, that's where I am," said Maj. Michael J. King, chaplain, 17th Fires Brigade, from Vine Grove, Ky.

  • Soldiers build 'strong bonds'

    Oct 8, 2009

    More than 200 Soldiers of the 189th Infantry Brigade and their Families. Brigade Chaplain, Lt. Col. Philip Futoran, hosted a "Strong Bonds," marriage and single Soldiers' seminar Sept. 25 to 27 at the Landmark Resort in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The marriage seminar was based on the book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Stephen R. Covey.

  • Family life chaplains bridge the gap

    Oct 6, 2009

    1st AD bridges gap with family life chaplain

  • Sgt. Boatwright knocks to enter the boards

    Oct 1, 2009

    Sgt. Jason E. Boatwright, National Capital Region, knocks on the door to enter the Soldier of the Year Board at the Best Warrior Competition on Fort Lee, Va., Sept. 28, 2009. Soldiers participating in the competition are tested on mental endurance as well as physical.

  • Soldiers Receive Coffee, Counsel at God's Grounds

    Sep 25, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - You can find tucked away in a quiet corner of Contingency Operating Base Adder, next to the chapel, and near the cafeteria, an area of repose and comfort; an oasis called God's Grounds.

  • Chaplain travels to FOB Ghazni in Afghanistan

    Sep 25, 2009

  • Army chaplains ready to provide assistance for those contemplating suicide

    Sep 25, 2009

    Chap. (Lt. Col.) Peter Brzezinski typically finds that 75 percent of the staff members briefed at the Madigan Army Medical Center New Employee Orientation knows someone who has committed suicide within the past five years. As a Presbyterian chaplain trained in helping people of all faiths on their spiritual journey through life, he knows that suicide is a "permanent solution to a temporary problem," as he calls it, and doesn't affect just those wearing the uniform. "Suicide in the military is more visible and noticeable because we are in a closed setting," said Brzezinski, chief of Madigan's Ministry and Pastoral Care. "The military is just a small microcosm of the epidemic occurring in society."

  • 3HBCT chaplains sponsor marriage retreat, prepare families for deployment

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Chaplains assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment and the Brigade Special Troops Battalion sponsored a marriage retreat in Panama City Beach, Fla., for 72, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and their spouses, Sept. 12-14.

  • Army chaplains ready to provide assistance for those contemplating suicide

    Sep 24, 2009

    Stopping the suicide crisis drives the Ministry and Pastoral Care chaplains assigned to Madigan. Multiple deployments, break-ups, and death are just a few of the stresses that can lead Soldiers, retirees, Family members, Department of the Army civilians, or contractors - anyone with a tie to the military - to have suicidal thoughts. When someone commits suicide, it doesn't just affect close Family and friends, but the larger community as a whole. This is why Brzezinski, a Presbyterian chaplain, believes his job, his calling, is to communicate and educate everyone about suicide through the words of religion.

  • Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 100 Muslim Soldiers gathered at the Joe E. Mann Center Sunday to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

  • Congregation moves to 'next' home

    Sep 24, 2009

    After three years of worshipping at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Chapel Next has found a new home at Bayonet Chapel. The contemporary Christian congregation celebrated its first service there Sunday in front of a packed house.

  • Strength for the Journey

    Sep 21, 2009

    Children scurried from floor to floor waving magic wands in front of treasure chests in hopes of completing the quest and earning the right to battle the dragon. The battle of dealing with the stresses of having a family member deployed were tackled in a series of talks during the Strong Bond three-day family retreat at the Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Wash., Aug. 26 to 28.

  • Chaplain Fulfills Lifelong Calling

    Sep 21, 2009

    Shawls adorned with braided tassels covered the shoulders of the male service members while Maj. Avroham Horovitz sang out a prayer to welcome the Sabbath.

  • Partnership and peace at Schinnen: Celebrating across generations

    Sep 21, 2009

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands - Seventy years ago, Schinnen built a chapel dedicated to peace on top of a rugged hill in the Town of Schinnen. With a Second World War threatening and amid uncertain times, great effort was undertaken by the citizens of Schinnen to muster resources and prepare the site on a hard-to-reach hill with thick trees and bushes that had to be cleared. The peace chapel was consecrated as the Chapel of Our Lady June 16, 1939. May 10, 1940, the Netherlands was invaded and World War II was underway.

  • Leaders tackle tough issue

    Sep 21, 2009

    Zane Biddle knows what it's like to hit rock bottom and feel completely hopeless. However, he also knows what it's like to have friends, Family and his faith lift him out of despair.

  • Chaplaincy Archived News

    Sep 17, 2009

  • Czech Army Chaplain Honors Task Force Spartan Chaplain With Coveted Award

    Sep 16, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - Maj. Bradley West, Task Force Spartan, chaplain, was presented the Gen. Methodej Kuban Medal by Chaplain Mirek Jordanek, chaplain for the Czech 3rd Contingent, based with the 41st Mechanized Battalion, 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade at Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5.

  • Chaplain among recently naturalized citizens

    Sep 14, 2009

    Chaplain (1st Lt.) YoHan Lee, right front, a recent Chaplain Basic Office Leader Course graduate, became a U.S. citizen during a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 10. Lee and 30 other foreign-born U.S. military members, from 20 different nations, were naturalized.

  • He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith

    Sep 14, 2009

    He ministers to returning warriors- Chaplain reaches out to soldiers who have questions about faith upon return from war

  • Mannheim chapel's coffeehouse offers Soldiers, families place for fun, fellowship

    Sep 11, 2009

    Tucked away in the basement of the Coleman Barracks Chapel in Mannheim, you'll find a weekly gathering of pool players, musicians, singers and everyday folks gathered for fellowship on the last day of the work week. This is "Jacob's Well," and this is where men and women from all walks of life - both military and civilian - come to break bread, talk, listen and learn. This is the place where conversations range from religious faith and Christianity to the rigors of the past week and plans for the weekend.

  • Family Life Ministries Center offers guidance in time of need

    Sep 10, 2009

    Three words sum up the counseling services offered at the Family Life Ministries Center: experienced, confidential and free.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • Chaplain, unit cope with loss

    Sep 8, 2009

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - For Soldiers in combat zones it can be difficult dealing with the loss of a teammate, but one chaplain here at Victory Base in Baghdad is helping his troops through a ministry of presence.

  • Army Chief of Chaplains visits Kandahar

    Sep 7, 2009

    Army Chief of Chaplains visits Kandahar

  • Operation Headrest

    Sep 6, 2009

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - More than 180 preschool through eighth grade students decorated pillowcases with pictures and welcome home messages for single Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Battalion Combat Team (IBCT) expected to return home to Hawaii in September.

  • Suicide prevention takes a village

    Sep 4, 2009

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, and across post, commanders, directors and behavioral health professionals are teaming to raise awareness of this senseless loss of life.

  • Pilgrimage to the Black Madonna

    Sep 3, 2009

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -The village of Letnica/Letnice is a beautiful sight to see. Once a year, this quiet and unassuming little village, nestled into the Karadak hills of Kosovo gets transformed into a bustling community where Roman Catholic pilgrims come to worship and pray.

  • Deployed chaplains minister to 'both sides of the world'

    Sep 3, 2009

    For many chaplains, providing spiritual and mental support for Soldiers is a calling.

  • Ramadan Kareem

    Sep 2, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Aug. 22 marked the beginning of Ramadan, the most holy month for members of the Islamic faith. Ramadan is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic, or lunar, calendar. Muslims attempt to strengthen their spirit by abstaining from food, drink, sexual activity, becoming angry, smoking or any form of insincerity from sunrise to sunset.

  • Footsteps in Faith: Strong Bonds retreats should be a 'must do' for couples

    Aug 28, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - While more than 30,000 Solders and family members have attended Strong Bonds events in the past, the Army will continue to provide significant funding to this vital and important training in 2010.

  • Long Knives strengthen marriages after deployment

    Aug 28, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - When Capt. Alcario Serros returned from Iraq a few months ago, he was like many of the approximately 4,000 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, "Long Knife" troopers who really didn't know what to expect.

  • Chapel in Park event brings community together for fellowship

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Fort McPherson post chapel held Chapel in the Park festivities Aug. 22 at Jacobs Park. "This is an opportunity for people to invite others to become part of the faith-based community here," said Chap. (Capt.) Fred Wendel, catholic chaplain.

  • Citizenship path ends at Fort Jackson

    Aug 27, 2009

    Jae Kim, a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve, prayed that he would become a U.S. citizen before he graduates this week from Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.

  • Post parishioners anticipate new chapel

    Aug 24, 2009

    Construction plans for a 22,600 square-foot chapel on Guthrie Airfield stand in the works, according to Installation Management Command Chaplain (Maj.) Mark Mitera.

  • Jewish chaplain serves diverse community in Europe, plans Jewish New Year retreat

    Aug 24, 2009

    He's the only Army rabbi in Europe, with a flock that's scattered all over the continent and follows a variety of religious traditions. Now he's organizing a retreat for the Jewish New Year next month, but you don't even have to be Jewish to attend.

  • 69th ADA Top-notch NCO is a Chaplain Assistant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In conjunction with the Year of the Non-commissioned Officer, the 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is making an effort to highlight its top-notch NCOs throughout the year.

  • 1st SFG(A) Unit Ministry Team Organizes White Water Rafting Trip

    Aug 18, 2009

    About 20 single Soldiers of 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) took a white-water rafting trip near White Salmon, Wash. Aug 5.

  • Muslim chaplain brings unique perspective to Army

    Aug 13, 2009

    Ten years ago, when he was a battalion commander at Fort Sill, Okla., then - Col. Jim Davis received a call that the Army had a new chaplain for his Soldiers - and he was a Muslim.

  • Serving Soldiers from pew to pulpit

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are many things that influenced Sgt. Thomas Miller to quit his full-time construction business and part-time ministry at age 33 to become an Army chaplain's assistant. But he said God provided the primary motivation - a desire to support Soldiers.

  • Spartan Soldiers make time for worship during training

    Aug 13, 2009

    Despite the heavy demands of training, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers found a way to relax and unwind - spiritually. On Aug. 5, after training was done for the day, 3rd ID and all associated Soldiers gathered together in building 6000 of the National Training Center's area of operation at Fort Irwin, Calif. for a mid-week Bible study session.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • 'Muck wars' brings Club Beyond youth group together

    Aug 11, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 local teens slid into an evening of fun and fellowship during a Club Beyond event held at Stoneman Field, here, July 29.

  • Rabbi visits post to speak with fellow Jews, form bonds, discuss beliefs, address issues

    Aug 11, 2009

    An ancient Jewish wise man wrote in the Tanakh, the Jewish bible and basis of the Christian Old Testament, in the book of Mishlei (known as Proverbs in the Old Testament) that, "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Mishlei / Proverbs 27:17)." Modern-day Jews gathered to sharpen each other, make connections and help build the Jewish community in the Fort McPherson area July 30.

  • APG Unit Ministry Teams celebrate Chaplain Corps anniversary in Arlington

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Army's Chief of Chaplains celebrates with Fort Knox ministry leaders

    Aug 7, 2009

    The occasion of the Chaplains Corps 234th anniversary provided an opportunity to talk with Gen. Carver and Sgt. Maj. Marrero about the roles of chaplains and chaplain assistants in today's Army.

  • Heidelberg Soldier to compete at Army level

    Aug 5, 2009

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sgt. Jason Boatwright can now add two new titles to his resume after being named both the Installation Management Command and National Capital Region Soldier of the Year.

  • Yongsan Catholics donate tons of rice to community

    Aug 4, 2009

    Since 2000, the Yongsan Garrison Catholic Community has given more than 100,000 pounds of rice to charitable organizations in Korea.

  • Chaplain Corps completes another year of honorable service to Soldiers, Famlies, and community

    Jul 30, 2009

    Gen. George Washington signed a general order July 29, 1775, authorizing the position of one chaplain for each regiment, and the Chaplain Corps was born. While Washington wanted the chaplains to be religious leaders, they also visited the wounded, took care of the dead, wrote letters home for Soldiers who couldn't write and gave discourses of a patriotic nature to keep Soldiers from deserting.

  • APG quilters donate 37 quilts to Wounded Warriors

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Strong bonds: Two-day retreat draws couples close

    Jul 30, 2009

    Second Lt. Kevin Danner and his wife, Monica, had an opportunity to spend a night alone together for the first time since their 5-month-old son was born. And, as with many new parents, they wanted to make the most of that time.

  • Stewart holds first coin and covenant ceremony

    Jul 29, 2009

    The coin and covenant ceremony is something that has occurred on other installations, but is completely new to Fort Stewart. The 293rd MP Co. is the first to go through it here, but it wonAca,!a,,ct be the last.

  • Army Chaplain Corps celebrates 234th birthday at Arlington National Cemetery

    Jul 29, 2009

    Army Chaplains, their assistants, families and friends gathered at Arlington National Cemetery July 26, to celebrate the 234th birthday of the Army Chaplain Corps and the centennial anniversary of the chaplain assistant.

  • CSA visits Fort Hood, tours Resiliency Campus

    Jul 29, 2009

    After eight tough years at war the Army is taking steps to build more resilient Soldiers and families, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to Fort HoodAca,!a,,cs Resiliency Campus, July 28.

  • Soldiers, families stay connected using reading program

    Jul 29, 2009

    "That is good," said the fish. "He's gone away, yes. But your mother will come. She will find this big mess," goes the timeless story of the Cat in the Hat.

  • Soldiers see big benefit in small group worship service at Camp Taji

    Jul 28, 2009

    CAMP TAJI, Iraq Aca,!" The rattle of small arms fire from a nearby range didn't detract from the parishioner's joy in singing hymns. That the congregation was comprised of only four Soldiers didn't diminish the value of the chaplain's weekly message at the small fire base on the outskirts of the post.

  • Chaplains and churches help Afghan communities

    Jul 27, 2009

    Chaplain (CPT) Michael Wikstrom assists the Afghan National Police with a community relations project for refugees in Kabul. Chaplains frequently assist commanders with community outreach programs in Afghanistan. American churches, schools and civic organizations contribute clothing, school supplies and food aid.

  • Religious freedom brings hope, improves resolve

    Jul 23, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq - When I arrived in the United States seven years ago, I read the Constitution and found this document guarantees whoever lives within our borders freedom of religion, despite what I heard in Arabic media. I joined the U.S. Army and swore to protect and defend this document and I was surprised to find I enjoyed those same freedoms while in the Army.

  • Freedom Chapel reopens for worship at USAG Humphreys

    Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks to a rousing restoration effort led by USAG-Humphreys Directorate of Public Works, Shinkwang Ind, Construction Company Ltd. and Soldiers from the garrison's chaplain team, Freedom Chapel will reopen for regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday, July 19. It has been nearly seven months since a Christmas-night fire gutted Freedom Chapel just hours after final services and shut down the chapel. Since the fire, services have been held in the Super Gym's community room.

  • Year of the NCO: Wiesbaden chaplain's assistants serve as role models for fellow Soldiers

    Jul 15, 2009

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "The Army of the future depends on what I do now to mentor, lead and teach my fellow Soldiers," said Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Hagemann, a chaplain's assistant with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Religious Services Office.

  • Army Guardsman named 'Chaplain of the Year'

    Jul 13, 2009

    Chaplain (Capt) Rebekah Montgomery of the Army National Guard will be recognized as the Military Chaplain Association's Chaplain of the Year July 17. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. S. Patrick McCollum)

  • A Chaplain's Story--From Civil War Battelfields to Tobyhanna

    Jul 9, 2009

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. - I recently read an article printed in 1914 about one of the early Tobyhanna chaplains, Rev. Father Thomas Sherman, son of Gen. William T. Sherman of Civil War fame. The article was very brief, simply stating that the chaplain was leaving for New York City on that day, that he had been the chaplain for the Fourth Regiment of the Missouri National Guard, and a veteran of the Spanish-American War. The article also mentioned that Thomas accompanied his father on his Civil War campaigns. This scanty bit of information piqued my curiosity - I wanted to know more about Rev. Father Thomas Sherman. I was unable to uncover any details of his time at Tobyhanna; however, I did discover some of the details of his life.

  • Fort Myer, Va., NCO Spotlight: NCO goes for challenge, competence

    Jul 9, 2009

    Fort Myer spotlighted NCO was a chaplain assistant, but got a new MOS to Acquisition, Logistics and Technology contract specialist. This NCO lives by some principles useful for Soldiers and civilians, young and old.

  • Army Chaplains Corps: Serving 'God and Country' for 234 years with 25,000 chaplains

    Jul 9, 2009

    Barely six weeks after the Continental Congress established the Army and the first branch of the Army, the infantry, a second branch was established upon orders by General George Washington, according to Chaplain (Col.) Gary Moore, Fort Stewart's installation chaplain.

  • Scouts clean up Arlington National Cemetery site

    Jul 9, 2009

  • Army takes new approach to suicide prevention

    Jul 5, 2009

    Story highlights new Army suicide prevention program

  • Chaplain Vakoc leaves legacy of care

    Jul 2, 2009

    Maj. Henry Timothy Vakoc, the Army's sole chaplain to have been severely wounded in Iraq, died June 20, from a fall at his care facility, five years after an improvised explosive device injured him on the drive back to camp from celebrating Sunday Mass for Soldiers in the field.

  • NCO Chaplain's Assistant a force multiplier for command's religious program

    Jul 2, 2009

  • Army Chaplain adapts to better serve Soldiers

    Jun 30, 2009

    Army Chaplain (Maj.) Henry McCain is leading the way for military chaplains and their expanded role and duties helping Soldiers both in garrison and deployed environments.

  • Year of the Noncommissioned Officer - Spotlight NCO

    Jun 29, 2009

  • Army chaplain, doctor comfort survivors of Metro crash

    Jun 26, 2009

    Several Walter Reed Army Medical Center staffers survived the deadliest accident in Washington Metrorail's 33-year history Monday.

  • A chaplain's story-from Civil War battlefields to Tobyhanna

    Jun 25, 2009

    I recently read an article printed in 1914 about one of the early Tobyhanna chaplains, Reverend Father Thomas Sherman, son of Gen. William T. Sherman of Civil War fame.

  • Prayer luncheon celebrates Year of the NCO

    Jun 25, 2009

    NCOs from all over Fort Belvoir joined government civilians and other community members for the post's Year of the NCO Prayer Luncheon in the Mount Vernon Room of the Officers' Club June 18.

  • Yongsan NCO wins region title

    Jun 22, 2009

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - The Installation Management Command-Korea the best noncommissioned officer, leads by example and trains Soldiers to take care of community members.

  • Services lead to Global Day of Prayer

    Jun 20, 2009

  • Fort Campbell dads learn from those who know best

    Jun 19, 2009

    A recent seminar for new fathers at Fort Campbell was sweetly interrupted. During the question and answer session, a toddler suddenly burst into the Family Resource Center conference room. "Daddy, Daddy!" shouted little Emily Strother. The 2-year-old raced around tables and chairs to get to the arms of Pfc. Scott Strother. The roomful of soon-to-be fathers, rookie fathers and been-there-done-that fathers laughed out loud.

  • Strong Bonds- Building Strong and Ready Families

    Jun 19, 2009

    Strong Bonds Married Couple's Retreat at Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii is one of the many ways the Army Chaplaincy takes cares of the Army Team and their families.

  • 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team Unit Ministry Team Training at Fort Polk

    Jun 17, 2009

    Soldiers with the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, were tested on the Unit Ministry Team and Personal Security Detachment situational training exercise lane, June 15.

  • Q-West Chaplains Introduce Video Teleconference Counseling for Couples

    Jun 15, 2009

    Maj. James Boulware, brigade chaplain, 16th Sustainment Brigade, is helping couples work on their marriages, despite being thousands of miles away from each other. He has started a program that allows Soldiers at Q-West to see and talk to each other video teleconference, and receive a two-way counseling. The chaplain's office offers this to couples within the brigade who are seeking to strengthen their marriages and work through marital problems

  • Fort Leavenworth troops named Combined Arms Center NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 12, 2009

    Sgt. Jovan Luna and Spc. Thomas Rincon, both of Fort Leavenworth, were named winners of the Combined Arms Center 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition at a ceremony June 5 at the Frontier Conference Center. A total of 12 NCOs and nine Soldiers from 10 different installations, schools and support activities in CAC participated in the competition June 1-5 at Fort Leavenworth. The physical and mental abilities of each NCO and Soldier were tested in several events including the Army Physical Fitness Test, day and night land navigation, marksmanship, warrior tasks testing, a written essay and oral knowledge assessment board.

  • Army chaplain assistants celebrate century of selfless servitude to Soldiers, community

    Jun 12, 2009

    Batman had Robin, the Lone Ranger had Tonto, Sherlock Holmes had Watson and Don Quixote had Sancho Panza. While these sidekicks may not share the fame of their mentors, they all helped their leaders accomplish their missions and earn their praise, while gaining their own popularity as well. This year, the Army and the Army chaplain corps are celebrating their own sidekicks, the chaplain assistants, who are celebrating a century of service

  • Chaplain recalls path to making history

    Jun 12, 2009

    Muslims, Jews and Christians usually worship on different days in different places. But the celebration of a U.S. Army Chaplain Corps pioneer brought members of the three faith groups together at the Main Post Chapel Friday. Chaplain Abdul-Rasheed Muhammad, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in a ceremony that Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, USACHCS commandant, called historic.

  • Retired Chaplain Fills Soldiers' Cups With Hope, Strength and Prayer

    Jun 12, 2009

    RAPID CITY, S.D. - Attendees at the second annual Golden Coyote Prayer Breakfast filled their breakfast cups with hope and strength at the Camp Rapid Chapel on June 8. The lighthearted Lt. Col. Lynn Wilson, chaplain with Joint Force Headquarters of Rapid City, S.D., led the morning service with songs of praise and prayer requests from service members. "We wanted to start Golden Coyote with an emphasis on prayer and spirituality. Soldiers are most ready when they are strong in a relationship with both their family and their God," said Lynn.

  • Army Takes New Approach to Suicide Prevention

    Jun 12, 2009

  • VIDEO: The 234th U.S. Army Birthday in the Year of the NCO

    Jun 11, 2009

    The 234th birthday commemorates the U.S. Army, which is achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong. In this Year of the NCO, we especially celebrate the long tradition of strength and leadership from the NCO Corps.

  • Couples reconnect and work to 'fireproof' their marriages

    Jun 6, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nearly 25 years after saying the words "I do" in a South Carolina church, Libby Bryant found herself inside a theater complex on Oahu, recently, watching the inspirational, gospel-centered movie "Fireproof" when she unexpectedly had an epiphany about her marriage.

  • Chaplains Reinforce More Than Faith

    Jun 5, 2009

    One of the reinforcements all branches of service have come to count on in time of need is the chaplain.

  • Fort Bragg stands shoulder to shoulder against suicide

    Jun 5, 2009

    Special Troops Battalion XVIII Airborne Corps completed Phase II of the Army's three-step suicide prevention training late last month. Chaplain (Capt.) Edward A. Coy, STB, hosted a series of Phase II training sessions known as "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" for senior NCOs at platoon level to provide skills for the recognition and early intervention for a potential suicide victim.

  • Soldiers dedicate chapel at Afghanistan forward operating base

    Jun 5, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - After almost a year in Afghanistan, the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Ramrod have experienced many hardships, including dozens of improvised explosive device strikes, a suicide bomber and the deaths of fellow Soldiers. The newly built FOB Ramrod chapel fills a spiritual and emotional need for Soldiers. In a special service, troops and civilians dedicated this new chapel May 31.

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