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  • A complex fire: Chaplain duties hit home for Colorado National Guard clergyman

    Jul 8, 2013

    First Lt. Justin Cowan, chaplain, said he knew the day he walked out his door in early June to see huge plumes of smoke -- the beginnings of the West Fork Complex fire -- there was a possibility the Colorado National Guard would be called to help his community.

  • Fort Drum honors their fallen 10th Mountain Division warriors

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and guests filled large tents and bleachers in Memorial Park last week to honor six Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) who were killed in Afghanistan throughout 2012 during Fort Drum's annual Mountain Remembrance ceremony.

  • 25th CAB reaches out to fallen heroes' families

    Jun 28, 2013

    As the morning sunlight washes over Wheeler Army Airfield, soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, welcome some new additions to their physical training session. This was the first event of many that began the month of the military child.

  • 10th Mountain welcomes new division chaplain

    Jun 27, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and friends of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) congregated June 18 at Riva Ridge Chapel to say goodbye to Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John L. Kallerson and to welcome Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Tony S. Petros as their new division chaplain.

  • Conference empowers, educates, encourages Ironhorse spouses

    Jun 27, 2013

    Chaplains of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division hosted the first Ironhorse Spouse's Conference June 18 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army stresses importance of strong chaplain team

    Jun 27, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler paid a visit to 1st Armored Division chaplains and chaplain assistants Friday June 21, 2013 to answer questions and give guidance concerning the new changes and challenges the Army will be facing in the future.

  • Meet your battle buddy: the chaplain assistant

    Jun 25, 2013

    Many soldiers can explain the role of their unit's chaplain, but do they know about the soldier supporting him from behind the scenes?

  • US Army Pacific Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training

    Jun 21, 2013

    Chaplains and chaplain's assistants from across U.S. Army Pacific gathered at Kaneohe Marine Base Chapel June 6-7 for Chaplaincy Annual Sustainment Training.

  • Ramadan and religious accommodation for Soldiers

    Jun 20, 2013

    Ramadan, the holiest month of the Islamic year, begins on July 9th. Chaplain (Major) Khallid Shabazz, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade Chaplain, discusses the significance of the observance and the unique issues of religious accommodation for Muslim Soldiers during Ramadan.

  • Chaplain honored for FH, Iraq service

    Jun 20, 2013

  • Jordanian Engagement Team Imams share with Afghans

    Jun 18, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Imams with the Jordanian Armed Forces, Jordanian Engagement Team, met with village elders, Mullahs and Afghan National Security Forces from Paktika and Khowst Provinces June 11.

  • From mechanic to chaplain: North Dakota Guard welcomes new pastor

    Jun 18, 2013

    This week, the North Dakota Army National Guard welcomed 1st Lt. Scott E. Noyes, of Ulen, Minn., as its newest chaplain. Noyes - who serves with Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 112th Aviation Battalion (Security and Support) - officially joined

  • Trust Chaplains to help with SHARP, more

    Jun 17, 2013

    To address those issues, the Installation Family Life Chaplains Office and Army Community Services Family Advocacy conducted familiarization training at Fort Stewart's Victory Chapel, June 13.

  • Regimental Sgt. Maj. discusses SHARP summit

    Jun 14, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. Stephen Stott, Regimental Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, discusses the recent Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) summit attended by the Army's senior leaders, on June 10-11.

  • US Soldiers visit orphanage during Garuda Shield

    Jun 14, 2013

    Community is where you find it, and for some U.S. and Indonesian troops, that place was a school and orphanage here on June 12.

  • Spartan Brigade Unit Ministry Team recognized for their support during deployment

    Jun 13, 2013

    Military chaplains have a rich history, dating back to the first world war, of supplying more than just spiritual and religious needs to soldiers and their families, regardless of their beliefs or forms of worship.

  • Fort Wainwright ministry teams compete

    Jun 13, 2013

    Performing weddings, providing counseling, retreats and religious services, this is what many people think of when asked what their Unit Ministry Team does. While these things are an important part of their duties, it is not all they do.

  • Chief of Chaplains attends Father Kapaun Day in Kansas

    Jun 12, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford travelled to Pilsen, Kansas, to observe Father Kapaun Day on June 2. During his visit, Chaplain Rutherford concelebrated a Mass in Kapaun's honor at the same church where Chaplain Kapaun conducted his first Mass as a Catholic priest in 1940.

  • Marriage seminar strengthens resiliency

    Jun 10, 2013

    Soldiers are defined, by their creed, as professionals - they know their mission and how to accomplish it with honor because of training. Of course, at the end of the day, when they take off the uniform, they may find conflicts at home they have not trained for. Army leaders today recognize the importance of increasing resilience, not just on the battlefield, but in every aspect of a Soldier's life. Between deployments, field exercises and long hours, married Soldiers can have a difficult time maintaining strong relationships with their spouses.

  • Mistakes to avoid as you manage your chaplain career

    Jun 10, 2013

    Chaplain (Col.) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), discusses the most common mistakes chaplains make in managing their careers.

  • Dining facility commemorates fallen chaplain

    Jun 7, 2013

    Memorial Day is a time to commemorate soldiers who have fallen in battle- past and present. Chaplain (Capt.) Dale Goetz is, to this date, the only chaplain to have been killed in war since 1970.

  • Dignity and provision for the All American Division

    Jun 7, 2013

    A flat tire or an unexpected home repair can put a strain on even the most budget-conscious person's finances, especially if it comes towards the end of a pay period. While these costs may simply be an annoyance to some, to others it can mean the difference between feeding their family and going hungry until their next paycheck.

  • Who lit my fire?

    Jun 4, 2013

    My father Louis P. Wehlage is my greatest hero. Raised in the depression era, he came from a small Kansas farm town and grew up relatively poor.

  • When the healer is wounded

    Jun 4, 2013

    "When the healer is wounded" was the theme of the 7th annual JFHQ-NCR/MDW Interagency Chaplain's Conference held in the Spates Community Club and Conference Center at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Chaplains qualified to provide more than spiritual guidance

    Jun 3, 2013

    Most people know that chaplains provide for the religious needs of Soldiers and their families, irrespective of religious or faith background. But, they also are available to assist Soldiers and families with a variety of secular problems as well.

  • A New Way of Unit Ministry

    Jun 3, 2013

    Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion chaplain has established a new outreach program in unit ministry to better connect with staff, wounded warriors and their families.

  • Air Cav couples reconnect at Strong Bonds retreat

    Jun 3, 2013

    For all married couples, Army life brings its own set of strains, with factors like deployments and frequent permanent change of duty stations causing them to lose their connection which can lead to troubled marriages.

  • WTB-Europe Soldiers, Family Members meet with Pope

    May 31, 2013

    Twenty-five Wounded Warriors and their Family members participated in a spiritual fitness pilgrimage to Rome, Italy, from 8-13 April, that culminated with an audience with Pope Francis I.

  • Army Chaplains Honor Nation's Heroes

    May 29, 2013

    The senior Chaplain in the U.S. Army participated in the annual Flags-In ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day, focusing his teams' efforts on Chaplain's Hill. This event was Army Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford's sixth year placing American Flags on the graves of fallen service members.

  • Providers assist soldiers in resiliency

    May 24, 2013

    It does not discriminate. It can show itself in any individual at any age. It does not care if you are rich or poor. Depression is deadly, silent and can hide from battle buddies, leaders and family. The 82nd Sustainment Brigade has multiple resources for soldiers considering suicide to persevere and enhance their resiliency during troubled times.

  • Advice to senior Army chaplains near retirement

    May 24, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), offers advice to senior Army Chaplains who are approaching retirement.

  • The Senior Chaplain Interview in the chaplain accessions process

    May 24, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), discusses the importance of the Senior Chaplain Interview in the accessions process for Army Chaplains.

  • Breakfast remembers fallen Warriors, Families

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dozens of guests joined Brig. Gen. Dan Hughes, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; APG Garrison Commander Col. Gregory McClinton and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin for a solemn tribute to service members lost while serving the nation during the Veterans and Survivors Breakfast at the Main Post Chapel May 15.

  • QC Religious Leaders Form Partnership To Promote 'Soldier's Wellness'

    May 24, 2013

    The First Army's Unit Ministry team hosted, 'Building Bridges for Resiliency,' an event designed to acquaint Quad City religious leaders with the resources available to support and foster resilient Soldiers and their families.

  • Interfaith conference promotes dialogue, peaceful coexistence

    May 24, 2013

    Over 300 leaders from religious groups, academic institutions, governments and nongovernmental organizations from 70 countries attended the 10th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue from 23-25 April 2013 in Doha, Qatar.

  • Chaplains aid guardsmen during tornado aftermath

    May 23, 2013

    While soldiers and airmen of the Oklahoma National Guard work to support local agencies in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Okla., May 20, a group of military chaplains are on scene to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the service members themselves.

  • Lieutenant Colonel Chaplains 'dial-in' Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    May 23, 2013

    U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (BG) Ray Bailey, hosted a live, call-in teleconference session with Chaplains in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on May 16, 2013.

  • Chaplain's corner: Clara Barton an American heroine

    May 23, 2013

    Although a schoolteacher by training, Clara Barton is best known for her tireless and sacrificial work as a nurse on the Civil War battlefield. Her wartime efforts and experiences are extraordinary; as was her faith in God. If ever there was an American heroine, she's one whose life ought to be emulated.

  • In Oklahoma, chaplains tend to service members who stand guard over storm damaged community

    May 23, 2013

    While Soldiers and Airmen of the Oklahoma National Guard work to support local agencies in the wake of the devastating tornado that struck Moore, Okla., May 20, 2013, a group of military chaplains are on scene to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of the service members themselves.

  • Chaplains Aid Guardsmen During Tornado Aftermath Package

    May 23, 2013

    Chaplain Cpt. Jordan visits check points to check on the welfare of the Soldiers assigned to the Moore, Okla. cleanup efforts. This package is ready to air.

  • Suicide prevention advocates visit Fort Lee

    May 22, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 22, 2013) -- The U.S. military suicide rate has steadily climbed over the past three years. In 2012, more than 349 active duty troops ended their lives, nearly 100 more than the number of troops who died in combat the same year and a 15 percent increase from 2011. One hundred and eighty-two of those deaths were Soldiers.

  • The importance of personnel conferences in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

    May 20, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director, Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), explains the significance of personnel conferences in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps.

  • Division East chaplain preaches resiliency

    May 17, 2013

    As missions change, so must the training. Part of that change is taking time to reflect and recharge. Soldiers of First Army Division East did just that during a prayer breakfast.

  • The Accessions Process for U.S. Army Chaplains

    May 13, 2013

    CH (Major) Phil Kramer, Accessions Officer, Office of the Chief of Chaplains, discusses the Accessions process for U.S. Army Chaplains.

  • Major Trends in the Accessions Process

    May 13, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director, Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), discusses key trends in Accessions Boards for U.S. Army Chaplains.

  • Strong Bonds event helps Army Reserve couples connect

    May 10, 2013

    More than a dozen military couples attended the Strong Bonds event hosted by the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command May 3 to 4 at the Omni-Parker Hotel here.

  • Shouldering the Faith: Chaplains gather during Exercise Balikatan for expertise exchange

    May 10, 2013

    U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps Chaplains gathered at Camp Aquinaldo April 11 for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange (SMEE) to share work knowledge with their counterparts from all four branches of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

  • Soldiers and families in Japan gather for National Day of Prayer

    May 10, 2013

    Eighty soldiers and family members participated in a prayer breakfast to recognize National Day of Prayer. The event was hosted by the 10th Regional Support Group Chaplain's office on May 7 at the Havana Club.

  • Team offers resilience to deployed troops

    May 10, 2013

    Service members currently deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, have a unique resource to help with the five pillars of resiliency, a diversified resiliency team.

  • Vet shares life-altering story at prayer breakfast

    May 10, 2013

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "These scars are my gift from God," said Dave Roever, public speaker, Operation Warrior Reconnect. Roever, a Vietnam veteran, shared his life-altering story during the National Day of Prayer Breakfast May 2 at Riley's Conference Center.

  • Chaplain's Chat offers religious support to Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Chaplains of 1st Brigade Combat Team recently joined forces to provide spiritual fitness to Soldiers of the brigade here at Fort Drum in the first monthly event titled Chaplain's Chat.

  • USARAF chaplains highlight combat stress, suicide prevention during seminar in Namibia

    May 8, 2013

    Stress from combat and constant operations has been a bane of soldiering since the advent of organized warfare. Recently, U.S. Army Africa's Chap. (Col.) Jonathan McGraw and Sgt 1st Class Ryan Cook presented a week-long seminar addressing the affects of combat and operational stress as well as suicide prevention.

  • Chaplain applies 'preventative maintenance' to Soldier care

    May 8, 2013

    The Army Times is featuring a story on how an Army Chaplain turned the concept of Preventative Checks and Maintenance Services (PMCS) into a new initiative of care for Soldiers and Family members.

  • Chaplain Candidate Message from LT Cross

    May 7, 2013

    LT Cross delivered a message to fellow Chaplain Candidates while supporting OCCH during a practicum at the Pentagon.

  • Setting Promotion Zones in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

    May 6, 2013

    Chaplain (LTC) William "Ted" Godwin-Stremler explains how the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps sets promotion zones, when and how they change, and the advantage this method.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • North Dakota National Guard welcomes new Roman Catholic chaplain

    May 1, 2013

    The North Dakota Army National Guard welcomed a Roman Catholic chaplain to its ranks in a ceremony held at Raymond J. Bohn Armory here today.

  • Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker provides overview of Personnel Directorate

    May 1, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), discusses his directorate and the services it provides.

  • Transformational leaders embody US Army Japan's 'Words to Live By'

    Apr 30, 2013

    Chaplain (Col.) Gary Hensley, the command chaplain for U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) explains in a commentary why transformational leaders embody USARJ's "Words to Live By"

  • Deputy Chief of Staff G1 visits, addresses Army Ready and Resilient

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Apr. 26, to meet with leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C). Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg observed some of the measures that support the Army-wide programs.

  • Former Anglican Army chaplain finds `wholeness' through the Roman priesthood

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army provides many areas to serve, but for one soldier, his path was always predetermined. It just took a specific point in time to acknowledge it to himself.

  • 9th MSC recognizes military children through reading

    Apr 29, 2013

    Service members are placed on the front lines every day to fight for the U.S. And while they are constantly on the minds of Americans as they ship off to various foreign locations, not often do thoughts go toward the little ones these heroes are leaving behind.

  • Cavalry chaplain helps Soldiers, couples deal with issues after deployment

    Apr 29, 2013

    In recent stories in The News Tribune and Seattle Times, reporter Adam Ashton talks with Chaplain (Captain) Rick Pak and discusses the religious support he provides his Stryker Soldiers and their Families as they cope with the stresses of life at home following deployment.

  • Chaplain Assistant mentors children of fallen service members in TAPS program

    Apr 29, 2013

    MSG Bill Arnold, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) describes his experience as a mentor and volunteer in the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) program.

  • 108th ADA BDE hosts Spiritual Resiliency Prayer Breakfast

    Apr 26, 2013

    Hundreds gathered to attend 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Spiritual Resiliency Prayer Breakfast held here April 23, 2013.

  • Run celebrates chaplain's bravery in Korean War

    Apr 25, 2013

    The 30th Air Defense Artillery unit ministry team led a spiritual fitness run, supported by brigade and battalion command teamsto honor Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, who was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama April 11.

  • 'Winging Through Wiesbaden' provides support, information for single parents

    Apr 24, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. 1st Class Charlene Villa Gomez knows exactly where she is going to take her 2-year-old daughter when the weather gets warm this summer. The city of Mainz has a free water park in the Volkspark in the summer, and Gomez is sure her daughter Tinina will love it. She might never have known about it, however, if not for a program called "Winging Through Wiesbaden" that 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Shriver started to help single parents.

  • Chaplain, combat medics, sharpen skills during mass casualty exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    The "Mass Casualty" alarm could be heard over loud speakers throughout Forward Operating Base Gamberi in Laghman Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2013.

  • Officer commends "Father George" for ministry while deployed

    Apr 23, 2013

    Major Michael Tomberlin writes about the impact of Chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) Jerzy Rzasowski's ministry during his deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Fort Campbell Chaplains conduct PTSD, TBI training with local clergy

    Apr 23, 2013

    On Thursday, April 18, 60 area pastors and counselors gathered with Army chaplains at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, at Liberty Chapel to receive training on post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Honoring Fallen's Sacrifice Inspires First Army Soldier's Service

    Apr 22, 2013

    First Army Soldiers are offered the opportunity to serve their country in many different roles throughout their military careers. 1st Sgt. Fletcher Whittenberg served at Arlington National Cemetary from July 2006 to December 2010.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, wife remember 1994 Green Ramp accident

    Apr 19, 2013

    A Fort Bragg Soldier and his wife describe a 19-year journey of healing. By telling their story, the retelling not only helps with the continuous healing process but also makes sure March 23, 1994, on Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base will never be forgotten.

  • Fort Drum teen challenges himself, finds unique place on stage

    Apr 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Brian Walsh didn't speak until he was almost 6. Despite an early diagnosis of autism, which affected his ability to communicate, the 17-year-old high school senior has found his niche -- performing in the shoes, face paint and costumes of other people.

  • Retired General, author shares prayers for Spiritual Resilience

    Apr 16, 2013

    In commemoration of Spiritual Resilience week, Yongsan hosted many events with a special guest, retired Maj. Gen. Robert F. Dees, former commander of Second Infantry Division, to promote spiritual strength among service members, civilians and families.

  • Soldiers Update: Medal of Honor Ceremony for Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun

    Apr 15, 2013

    President Barack Obama posthumously awards Chaplain Emil Kapaun the Medal of Honor. Available in High Definition.

  • Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun Inducted Into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Apr 15, 2013

    Army Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun was inducted into the Hall of Heroes at a ceremony at the Pentagon on Friday, April 12th. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor the previous day - April 11th - for his conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Unsan, from November 1-2, 1950, during the Korean War.

  • Spouses of UMT members 'Dial the Deputy' to talk with Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    Apr 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Brigadier General) Charles "Ray" Bailey, conducted a 'Dial the Deputy' telephonic call-in on April 5th to address questions and concerns by spouses of Unit Ministry Team members.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony - Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun

    Apr 12, 2013

    On April 11, 2013, President Barack Obama posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun for conspicuous gallantry. Capt. Kapaun died as a POW in the Korean War.

  • Korean War Chaplain posthumoulsy awarded Medal of Honor

    Apr 12, 2013

    Commander in Chief Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously to Army Chaplain Emil Kapaun for acts of personal bravery on the battlefield and in a POW camp during the Korean War.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun - 1st Cavalry Division

    Apr 12, 2013

    The Korean War, referred to as "The Forgotten War," but for the U.S. Army and one of the first units to land in North Korea, the fallen are never forgotten. Sgt. Elliot Valdez tells the story of the 1st Cavalry Division's Chaplain Emil Kapaun and why he is receiving the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • Family Life Ministry helps community members heal

    Apr 12, 2013

    Healing help is available for Fort Belvoir community members dealing with personal issues such as domestic abuse and substance abuse through the Family Life Ministry and Training Center for counseling. The program provides couples, Family and individual counseling services to help clients overcome their problems. The services are available to active-duty military members, retirees, Reservists, Guardsmen, Department of the Army civilians and Family members. The office adheres to the Chief of Chaplains Confidentially Policy which provides clients confidentiality during counseling sessions, according to Chaplain (Maj.) Chuck Scott, Family Life Ministry and Training Center director.

  • Army chaplain inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Apr 12, 2013

    An Army chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously inducted into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, April 12, 2013.

  • Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun receives Medal of Honor, enters Hall of Heroes

    Apr 11, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun was postumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony, April 11, 2013. In a ceremony the following day at the Pentagon, Chaplain Kapaun was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • Chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Michael Hyer on the COP Keating Taliban attack

    Apr 10, 2013

    On Oct. 3, 2009, 300 Taliban soldiers assaulted Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. On Feb. 2013, Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during that attack.

  • Kaiserslautern Military Community hosts memorial to Father Emil Kapaun to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Apr 9, 2013

    There is a bust of his likeness, a statue in the middle of an Air Force Administrative Annex in the Kaiserslautern Military Community in faraway Germany, an ocean away from his hometown roots and a continent away from where he is buried in an unmarked grave. The face and shoulder representation is meant as a reminder of the namesake, often overlooked and rarely thought upon from a long ago war referred to as the 'forgotten war'.

  • Under Fire: Army Chaplains in Korea, 1950

    Apr 9, 2013

    The start of hostilities in Korea during June 1950 caught most American officials off guard, and those in charge of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps were no exception.

  • Chaplain (CPT) Weathers - discusses religious support to unit, medal of honor recipient

    Apr 9, 2013

    CH (CPT) Matthew Weathers discusses his Unit Ministry Team's support to Medal of Honor Recipient SSG Clinton Romesha's unit after combat casualties.

  • Chaplain Assistant SSG Michael Hyer on the COP Keating Taliban Attack

    Apr 9, 2013

    On Oct. 3, 2009, 300 Taliban soldiers assaulted Combat Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. In Feb. 2013, Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism during that attack. Interview with Chaplain Assistant Staff Sgt. Michael Hyer about his role on the Unit Ministry Team that supported the squadron before, during and after the attack on COP Keating. Produced by Chaplain Lt. Col. David Deppmeier.

  • FORSCOM chaplain visits NC National Guard

    Apr 8, 2013

    Chaplain (Col.) Mike Lembke from U.S. Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. (FORSCOM) visited the North Carolina National Guard Joint Force Headquarters this month. He was hosted by NCNG Chaplains, Army Majors, Steven King and Jonathan Heitman, who gave Lembke a tour of the new 237,000 square foot complex, which also shares space with various state agencies including; N.C. Division of Emergency Management, communications offices for the State Highway Patrol and the Department of Transportation.

  • Soldier Worship: The Chaplain's Role in Providing Religious Support

    Apr 8, 2013

    In an organization made up of every thinkable job, Army Chaplains serve a unique and special purpose with in the military. Also available in high definition

  • Selfless service, devotion to Soldiers define Korean War chaplain's service

    Apr 5, 2013

    Communist forces encircled the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to provide a rear guard for the regiment's withdrawal, Nov. 1, 1950, near Unsan, North Korea. Capt. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, spent the night moving among the foxholes, under direct enemy fire, providing comfort and medical aid to his fellow Soldiers.

  • Faithful priest, dedicated Soldier: Korean War chaplain to receive MOH

    Apr 4, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun served as an Army chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He earned the Bronze Star and the Distinguished Service Cross, which will be officially upgraded to a Medal of Honor April 11, 2013, for his heroic actions in Korea.

  • Ministry team's dream becomes reality before Easter

    Apr 2, 2013

    Within the early days of their deployment, a team of chaplain's assistants came together with a plan: a mutual agreement making something beautiful for all to enjoy, helping make days here in Afghanistan brighter. Within their offices at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, the team of assistants from various battalions within the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), decided to restore the chapel after it had been heavily damaged in an attack in the summer of 2012. Located in a throughway, the building's only distinguishing features are its tiny steeple and the zebra patterned wood on its exterior. Like battle wounds, the building stood resilient with scars of unpainted wood. When the team arrived from Fort Campbell, Ky, to the large FOB in eastern Afghanistan, much of the chapel was already repaired. However, one feature remained absent. "When we arrived here, the chapel was all boarded up and didn't look like a chapel," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito, brigade chaplain's assistant. "All the windows were covered with wood. It was hard to distinguish where the chapel was."

  • Service members, civilians celebrate Easter in Afghanistan

    Apr 2, 2013

    Many Christian U.S. military service members and civilians attended various Easter services on Forward Operating Base Shank in Eastern Afghanistan, March 31.

  • Teach-Love-Care: A story of the Army Chaplain Corps

    Apr 2, 2013

    Military chaplains come from all walks of life. First and foremost a chaplain is a soldier. It takes a special person to be a soldier, it also takes a special type of minister to be a chaplain. Chaplains are not only ministers but also counselors, colleagues and friends.

  • Soldiers, civilians celebrate Easter with sunrise service

    Apr 2, 2013

    Before the sun began to rise over the Afghan mountains, music and prayer filled the air as service members and civilians gathered to celebrate Easter Sunday at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, March 31. The early morning service began with the invocation by U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Steve Prost, brigade chaplain, assigned to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and native of Platte City, Mo., said there couldn't have been more perfect weather. The service featured a pastoral prayer, scripture reading, and a musical performance by U.S. Army Sgt. Amelia Shields, unit supply specialist assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Ministry team's dream becomes reality before Easter

    Mar 31, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (March 28, 2013) --Within the early days of their deployment, a team of chaplain's assistants came together with a plan: a mutual agreement making something beautiful for all to enjoy, helping make days here in Afghanistan brighter. Within their offices at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, the team of assistants from various battalions within the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), decided to restore the chapel after it had been heavily damaged in an attack in the summer of 2012. Located in a throughway, the building's only distinguishing features are its tiny steeple and the zebra patterned wood on its exterior. Like battle wounds, the building stood resilient with scars of unpainted wood. When the team arrived from Fort Campbell, Ky, to the large FOB in eastern Afghanistan, much of the chapel was already repaired. However, one feature remained absent. "When we arrived here, the chapel was all boarded up and didn't look like a chapel," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito, brigade chaplain's assistant. "All the windows were covered with wood. It was hard to distinguish where the chapel was." While working long hours with multiple responsibilities, they made it a common goal to repair the stained glass windows within the chapel. The task required many hours of planning, designing and building, much of which would take place during their personal time.

  • Fort Jackson chaplain to receive Distinguished Service Award

    Mar 28, 2013

    A TRADOC chaplain is the recipient of the Military Chaplains Association's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

  • Chaplain, train for the worst, pray for the best

    Mar 27, 2013

    At the Joint Readiness Training Center, the chaplains train to face every possible worst case scenario. The chaplains had to deal with angry Mullahs, snipers, the media, and even death. Their Traumatic Event Management skills where tested several times over.

  • Fellow POWs remember Chaplain Kapaun's heroics

    Mar 26, 2013

    Herbert Miller, a Korean War Veteran and prisoner of war with Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Kapaun, shares his experiences about the events that led to Kapaun being posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Korean War while assigned to the 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

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