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  • USAG Ansbach holds Four Chaplains memorial service

    Feb 27, 2015

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

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

    Feb 27, 2015

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

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

    Feb 24, 2015

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

  • Recommitment: Ceremony rejuvenates ties

    Feb 20, 2015

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

  • Guard chaplain 'drives the engine' to help veterans

    Feb 20, 2015

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

  • Counseling Best Practices: Triangulation

    Feb 20, 2015

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

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at prayer breakfast

    Feb 17, 2015

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

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

    Feb 11, 2015

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

  • 1st Armored Division welcomes new 'Iron Shepherd'

    Feb 10, 2015

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

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

    Feb 10, 2015

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

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

    Feb 6, 2015

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

  • New Approaches in Religious Education Revitalizing Chapel Congregations

    Feb 6, 2015

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

  • Iron Brigade trains single parents

    Feb 6, 2015

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

  • National Prayer Service at Fort McNair

    Feb 5, 2015

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

  • Chaplain Corps History: The Four Chaplains

    Feb 2, 2015

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

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

    Jan 30, 2015

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

  • Missouri Guard chaplain performs record number of military funerals

    Jan 30, 2015

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

  • Day at 'races' builds teamwork, resilience

    Jan 29, 2015

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

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

    Jan 23, 2015

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

  • Event honors life, legacy of Dr. King

    Jan 22, 2015

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

  • SD Guard delivers winter clothing to people in need

    Jan 16, 2015

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

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

    Jan 16, 2015

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

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

    Jan 14, 2015

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

  • Vanguard, DIVARTY chaplains ASIST leaders in preventing suicide

    Jan 13, 2015

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

  • Chaplain assumes rank of brigadier general

    Jan 12, 2015

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

  • Chaplain connects BCT Soldier dads, newborns

    Jan 8, 2015

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

  • Chaplain's mission in Liberia very important to Soldiers

    Jan 6, 2015

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

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

    Dec 31, 2014

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

  • Soldiers Celebrate Christmas at a Kosovo Orphanage

    Dec 29, 2014

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

  • A unique sacrifice

    Dec 24, 2014

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

  • Jewish Soldiers receive opportunity to celebrate Hanukkah in Liberia

    Dec 23, 2014

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

  • Military chaplains spread kindness at Fayetteville Urban Ministry

    Dec 23, 2014

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

  • Greywolf Soldiers pony up for increased resilience

    Dec 22, 2014

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

  • Chaplain assistant MOS celebrates 105 years of service

    Dec 19, 2014

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

  • Clear Thinking from the Chaplain Corps Regimental SGM

    Dec 19, 2014

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

  • Cardinal, former airborne chaplain continues to inspire troops

    Dec 18, 2014

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

  • Quick trip promotes resiliency in Liberia

    Dec 15, 2014

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

  • Spartans focus on the spiritual side of resiliency

    Dec 15, 2014

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

  • Chaplain assistant provides care, patience

    Dec 12, 2014

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

  • MEDDAC chaplain assistant provides extra care in hospital

    Dec 9, 2014

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

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

    Dec 9, 2014

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

  • Fort Huachuca Holiday Giving Tree is wrapping up

    Dec 5, 2014

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

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

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Partners in Care feeds Guard families

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Air Assault School donates food, toys to community

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Chaplain assistants: Service to God, service to country

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

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

  • What makes chaplain assistants unique

    Dec 4, 2014

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

  • RDECOM chaplain comes to assess Picatinny

    Dec 3, 2014

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

  • SHARP app puts help in Soldiers' hands

    Dec 2, 2014

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

  • Giving Thanks in the National Capital Region

    Nov 26, 2014

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

  • Chaplains bring hope, unity to service members, Liberians

    Nov 22, 2014

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

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

    Nov 21, 2014

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

  • 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.

  • Sharing Thoughts For Families Of Fallen Troops

    Nov 13, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Tears still come to her eyes when Keil Oliver remembers the military friends she has lost in the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 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.

  • Wounded Warrior spreads message of resiliency

    Sep 28, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Carlos Evans, former Sgt. of the United States Marine Corps and native of Puerto Rico, traveled nearly 7,000 miles to visit the Camp Humphreys community Sept. 27, 2014 here.

  • 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.