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  • Soldier's faith leads to new calling

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • Long awaited chapel dedicated

    Mar 19, 2014

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

  • Soldier first female chaplain in 25 years

    Mar 13, 2014

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

  • USMA Events Proactively Encourage Moral Awareness in Future Army Leaders

    Mar 12, 2014

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

  • Casualty notification process emphasizes dignity, respect

    Mar 11, 2014

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

  • Soldiers use Strong Bonds to strengthen marriage

    Mar 11, 2014

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

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

    Mar 11, 2014

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

  • Resiliency stressed at Nat'l Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 11, 2014

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

  • Soldier performs first lead role in local theater production

    Mar 6, 2014

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

  • Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

    Mar 6, 2014

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

  • LANG Yellow Ribbon events evolve with changing needs

    Mar 6, 2014

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

  • Daegu Soldiers open up during suicide prevention training

    Mar 6, 2014

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

  • Preventing, treating suicidal behaviors every day

    Mar 3, 2014

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

  • Father Daughter Ball brings fathers, daughters together

    Feb 28, 2014

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

  • First Cup then & now

    Feb 28, 2014

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

  • Arizona Army Guard families learn habits for success

    Feb 28, 2014

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

  • Special Forces soldiers, families learn love languages

    Feb 28, 2014

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

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

    Feb 27, 2014

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

  • Vanguard Brigade hosts marriage retreat in Orlando

    Feb 25, 2014

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

  • Medal of Honor recipient Ty Carter waging war on PTSD

    Feb 24, 2014

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

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

    Feb 21, 2014

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

  • Aviators revisit World War II history during castle retreat

    Feb 18, 2014

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

  • Lee prayer breakfast underscores importance of spiritual resiliency

    Feb 12, 2014

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

  • Chaplain Counseling Center opens

    Feb 12, 2014

  • New chaplain comes from eclectic background

    Feb 10, 2014

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

  • Being a chaplain assistant is an act of good faith

    Feb 10, 2014

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

  • 11th Signal Brigade Strong Bonds

    Feb 7, 2014

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

  • Religious Accommodation in the Armed Services

    Feb 7, 2014

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

  • Chief of chaplains speaks at Vicenza prayer breakfast

    Feb 7, 2014

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

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

    Feb 6, 2014

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

  • Master chaplain assistant serves in Afghanistan with pride

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • National Prayer Breakfast helps reaffirm faith

    Feb 5, 2014

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

  • Service to America's fallen heroes recognized

    Feb 4, 2014

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

  • Music means history at Old Post Chapel

    Jan 30, 2014

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

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

    Jan 29, 2014

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

  • Chaplain Corps History: The Four Chaplains

    Jan 28, 2014

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

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

    Jan 27, 2014

    Family upholds their chaplain legacy at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • World War II vets share memories with Spartan troops

    Jan 24, 2014

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

  • Leaders attack brigade stress

    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • Chaplain mobilizes to fill spiritual void at developing base

    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • 4th MEB hosts Ready and Resilient Seminar

    Jan 23, 2014

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

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

    Jan 23, 2014

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

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

    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • 94th AAMDC Chaplain Focuses Unit Event to Honor MLK

    Jan 22, 2014

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

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

    Jan 14, 2014

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

  • 8th TSC chaplain wraps up 40 years of service

    Jan 14, 2014

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

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

    Jan 9, 2014

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

  • Hundreds enjoy annual Breakfast with Angels

    Jan 9, 2014

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

  • Command Sgt. Major Blankenbecler Resilience Center Dedication

    Jan 8, 2014

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

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

    Jan 6, 2014

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

  • Arc, the Howard Angel Sings

    Dec 27, 2013

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

  • Task Force Demon Honors Aerosmith 35

    Dec 27, 2013

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

  • PTSD may bring role-reversal effect for family caregivers

    Dec 20, 2013

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

  • Chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 20, 2013

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

  • Chaplain of the few serves the many

    Dec 18, 2013

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

  • Ironhorse chaplain fulfills higher calling through Army service

    Dec 18, 2013

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

  • IMCOM chaplain assistants celebrate 104th anniversary

    Dec 17, 2013

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

  • Community welcomes new rabbi to installation, celebrates Chanukah

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • New wellness techniques empower soldiers

    Dec 16, 2013

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

  • The chaplain stole passes to Air National Guardian

    Dec 12, 2013

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

  • From tents to temples

    Dec 12, 2013

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

  • 400 soldiers receive turkeys

    Dec 12, 2013

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

  • US, Japanese forces discuss ways to reduce suicide

    Dec 12, 2013

    Some lessons can only be learned the hard way. I Corps soldiers participating in Yama Sakura 65 and their Japanese counterparts hope suicide prevention isn't one of them.

  • A prayer breakfast with character

    Dec 12, 2013

    "We've been deployed for about three to four months, so we're in that middle mark," said Bartlebaugh. "We have Christmas coming up and I felt like we needed to do something different that would take us from the daily grind but allow us to focus on something that would help us complete our mission."

  • Community welcomes new rabbi to installation, celebrates Chanukah

    Dec 12, 2013

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

  • Couples sought for deployment study

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Soldiers get tough through resiliency and readiness

    Dec 3, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division paused regular training for a week to focus on the physical and emotional wellbeing of Alaska's Arctic Warriors.

  • USARAK leaders take 'terrain walk' to enhance Soldier resilience

    Nov 26, 2013

    Leaders in USARAK at participated in the U.S. Army Alaska's first Ready and Resilient Terrain Walk at Join Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK on November 1st. The event promoted familiarity with agencies at JBER charged with promoting a more ready and resilient installation.

  • Pegasus ministry team helps soldiers, spouses strengthen commitment

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Unit Ministry Team led Strong Bonds training to help Pegasus couples and single soldiers develop healthier relationships, Nov. 22.

  • Stryker Soldiers get tough through resiliency and readiness

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division paused regular training for a week to focus on the physical and emotional wellbeing of Alaska's Arctic Warriors.

  • Ruck-of-thankfulness held to reflect and be generous

    Nov 25, 2013

    The 39th Signal Battalion unit ministry team hosted a ruck-of-thankfulness on November 18. The purpose of the spiritual fitness event was to encourage Soldiers to recognize what they are thankful for during the Holiday season. This was accomplished in several ways.

  • 4th CAB teaches self-defense class

    Nov 25, 2013

    Soldiers and spouses punched, kneed and disarmed attackers, while improving their self-confidence, during a self-defense class at the Special Events Center, Nov. 7. The self-defense class was specifically held for females of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, and was taught by Chap. (Maj.) Luis LopezColon, brigade chaplain, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Deployed chaplain assistants complete stress training

    Nov 25, 2013

    Several deployed U.S. Army chaplain assistants participated in stress training at the personal security/ known threat stress shoot range at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 19, 2013, to sharpen their skills in providing security for chaplains.

  • Area II Religious Retreat Center decommissioned with honor

    Nov 25, 2013

    The Religious Retreat Center, located 2.5 miles from U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, was decommissioned during a solemn ceremony, Nov. 21.

  • Honor the Fallen: U.S. Army Chaplains Honor JFK, Commander in Chief

    Nov 22, 2013

    On a day when the world seemed to stop for many in the United States, several U.S. Army chaplains were called into action to honor fallen Commander in Chief, President John F. Kennedy as the nation grieved.

  • 4th CAB teaches self-defense class

    Nov 22, 2013

    Soldiers and spouses punched, kneed and disarmed attackers, while improving their self-confidence, during a self-defense class at the Special Events Center, Nov. 7. The self-defense class was specifically held for females of 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, and was taught by Chap. (Maj.) Luis LopezColon, brigade chaplain, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division.

  • One suicide is one too many

    Nov 20, 2013

    The Army wants to make sure all Soldiers know they have a responsibility to prevent suicide within their ranks.

  • Volunteers help the hungry

    Nov 20, 2013

  • Soldiers ruck to fill shelves and hearts

    Nov 18, 2013

    With the onset of the winter months, many shelters across the national capital region will see an increase in people who are looking for a place to go in order to escape the cold. Soldiers of The Old Guard teamed up to ensure that those who are less fortunate would also have a warm meal when they got there.

  • Dr. Charles Stanley thanks soldiers at Fort Bragg for service

    Nov 18, 2013

    Rock stars, country singers, fighters, and big names in sports, and media celebrities, just to name a few, visit military installations worldwide to show their support to Soldiers and Families at a variety of venues.

  • Holiday Sharing Program gives Soldiers a boost

    Nov 14, 2013

    Gift cards from the Chaplains Office make the holidays easier for needy Soldiers

  • Diwali celebration shines light on oneness and unity

    Nov 5, 2013

    Hindu festival brings together different cultures, service branches, and Family members to increase awareness and understanding.

  • Combat boots and prayer

    Nov 5, 2013

    The soldiers file into the room and take seats behind large hand drums placed by each chair, which have been situated into a circle. The instructor advises them to take up the drums and get ready to play. The soldiers sheepishly grab hold of the drums in front of them and begin following the instructor's lead. A few minutes later, the sound of beating drums loudly bounce off the walls. Smiles and laughter, and at times, flailing of arms and dancing can be observed as the soldiers get more comfortable with what they are doing. This was just one part of the training chaplains and chaplain's assistants from the Arizona Army National Guard recently received during a recent spiritual exercise held at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale.

  • Courage to seek help, laughter offer relief from depression

    Nov 1, 2013

    The Army is joining organizations and communities across the nation to raise awareness about the dangers of depression. The Army's theme, "The Courage to Seek Help," emphasizes that depression is one of the most treatable behavioral health conditions.

  • 1-41FA Chaplain all about spiritual fitness of Soldiers

    Nov 1, 2013

    Physical. Mental. Spiritual. These are the three pillars that drive the Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division. These pillars have proven to be the backbone of the regiment's leadership in how they focus on the development of their Soldiers.

  • Chaplain makes trip for Romanian soldiers

    Nov 1, 2013

    Maj. Ruston Hill, command chaplain for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan, made a one-time trip to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan with command chaplain assistant, Staff Sgt. Henry Michta, CJSOTF, October 13, 2013, to conduct the holy liturgy at St. Gheorghe Chapel, the religious center on the Romanian compound.

  • N.C. Guard remains ready, relevant in State Partnership Program

    Nov 1, 2013

    Since its inception in 1996, when the North Carolina National Guard first initiated its State Partnership Program in Moldova, the state has emphasized creating and maintaining valuable and enduring relationships through this program.

  • Unit ministry team hosts Olympics

    Nov 1, 2013

    Soldiers set off along a lonesome road just before day break on a cool and calm October morning here. A majority of them walked briskly into the darkness while others jogged down the road and out of sight.

  • Resource Management personnel recognized at quarterly luncheon

    Nov 1, 2013

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter recognized members of the Directorate of Resource Management at the quarterly directorate luncheon Oct. 30 at the Fort Myer Officers Club.

  • Phil Stacey croons some tunes at Hohenfels

    Oct 29, 2013

    American Idol star Phil Stacey rocks Club Beyond while promoting National Anti-Bullying Month.

  • A Golden Day for a Golden Man

    Oct 28, 2013

    Chaplain(Capt.) Doug Yoder of 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, fittingly celebrates his 50th birthday Sunday Oct. 27, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, with a little surprise from his battalion after Sunday service.

  • 214th Fires Brigade conducts prayer luncheon

    Oct 24, 2013

    To touch the spiritual side of Soldiers within the 214th Fires Brigade, Maj. Xuan Tran, brigade chaplain, hosted the brigade's first prayer luncheon Oct. 15 at the Patriot Club.

  • Down & Dirty

    Oct 24, 2013

    A team made up of Soldiers enrolled in the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School took part in the Oct. 12 USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run in Gaston.

  • 'Manchu' soldiers strengthen marriage bonds

    Oct 24, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment "Manchu" of 4-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division - and their spouses - took part in a seminar titled "Oxygen for Your Relationships" held at Evergreen Chapel here, Oct. 18.

  • Leader serves two countries

    Oct 22, 2013

    Maj. Lee Geun-hyung, from Killeen, Texas, and originally from Angang, South Korea is the 210th Fires Brigade chaplain and is one of a handful of soldiers, who served as a member of both the ROK and U.S. Army.

  • Soldier 360 provides resiliency training to paratroopers and their spouses

    Oct 22, 2013

    "We have a window of opportunity here to make our Army better, and stronger if we focus on the right things and resiliency is one of the right things that will make the Army stronger and more effective," said Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, addressing senior leaders during a service-wide suicide prevention stand down, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 27, 2012.

  • 18th Fires Brigade hosts Marriage Enrichment Training

    Oct 22, 2013

    For all married couples, whether in the military or in the civilian sector, it can be difficult at times to speak the same "language" with your partner. To help with that, the chaplains of the 18th Fires Brigade hosted Marriage Enrichment Training classes at Belmont Village, in Fayetteville Oct. 1.

  • The Army Values: Our Common Denominator

    Oct 16, 2013

    Forty plus soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, participated in a Moral Fitness Luncheon to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Army Value of Honor and employ that knowledge here, Sept. 25.

  • Soldiers' chaplain supports Gunfighters

    Oct 16, 2013

    Soldiers gather in anticipation as the sound of three SUVs loaded with cargo approach Task Force Gunfighters, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, headquarters at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan.


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