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  • 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.

  • Bringing Soldiers 'Back Into the Light'

    Oct 16, 2013

    It's not a Christian injury. It's not a Muslim injury. It's not a Buddhist injury. It's a moral injury. That was one of the key points that Chaplain (Capt.) Jonathan Entrekin expressed to combat Veterans during the "Back Into the Light" seminar at the Chambers Bay Golf Course near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on Sept. 26. The seminar dealt with difficulties Soldiers often experience when re-entering their communities after they've experienced a moral injury, which occurs when a person either does something, or is exposed to something they believe is morally wrong, or experiences betrayal by those they believed were always "right," said Entrekin.

  • 5th Signal Suicide Prevention Training Gets Personal

    Oct 10, 2013

    Leaders with U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden hosted a suicide stand down event in the Clay Kaserne Fitness Center to promote suicide prevention awareness throughout their community.

  • Chaplain wins race against cancer

    Oct 3, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremiah Catlin was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma while deployed to Iraq in 2007. Last weekend, he finished a marathon in Darlington, S.C.

  • Chaplain's Corner: Providing comfort to people in pain

    Oct 2, 2013

    Helping people who experience the death of a Family member or loved one is one of the most difficult things we can do. Chaplain (Ltc. Col.) Milton Johnson, Soldier and Family Ministry Chaplain at IMCOM Headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio, TX, offers some practical advice for anyone trying to provide comfort to survivors.

  • Division focuses on NCO spiritual resilience

    Sep 30, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md -- The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program takes a holistic approach to fitness, emphasizing the five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and family. A recent prayer breakfast at First Army Division East focused on recognizing the role of noncommissioned officers, their role as shepherds of Soldiers, and showing how a deep-seated faith can increase their spiritual resilience.

  • Sergeant selflessly serves Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2013

    McCullah is the chaplain assistant for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, stationed out of Fort Carson, Colo., and is currently serving with Regional Command (South) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • IMCOM chaplain pays tribute to gold star mothers

    Sep 26, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO -- Gold star mothers and families are an inspiration that the world needs to see.

  • Suicide awareness and prevention a year-round priority for 82nd CAB leaders

    Sep 26, 2013

    Suicide awareness and prevention training is a year-round effort at all levels of the Army. Individual organizations, units and leaders raise awareness by teaching troopers how to look for signs, provide help for possible victims and provide intervention techniques. As they work to raise understanding of the signs and symptoms of suicide, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade leaders want their troopers to know they care and are in the fight with them.

  • Botswana Defense Force chaplains visit NC Guard

    Sep 26, 2013

    Once a year, Army and Air Force chaplains that provide counseling, ministry, and pastoral services to soldiers for the state of North Carolina come together to complete a religious support training class at Fort Fisher, N.C.

  • US Army NATO brigade holds spiritual fitness breakfast

    Sep 26, 2013

    Think of comprehensive soldier fitness as a three-legged stool. For a soldier to be at his or her best, all three legs of the stool need to be solid. One weak link and the overall well being of the soldier could collapse.

  • Infantry chaplains

    Sep 26, 2013

    As the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducts their eXportable Combat Training Capabilities rotation, the brigade's chaplains immerse themselves in the military decision making process to better serve their soldiers.

  • Paratrooper dedicated to readiness, resiliency of fellow troopers

    Sep 26, 2013

    If you're looking for a noncommissioned officer who cares about the readiness and resiliency of fellow troopers here, you'd be hard pressed to find someone more dedicated to that mission than Sgt. Brian P. Hamilton with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. On Sept. 20 Hamilton officially unveiled a project five months in the making: a new and improved Crossroads Coffeehouse, located on the corner of Gruber and Reilly roads.

  • Making stronger Soldiers

    Sep 24, 2013

    Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan -- Task Force Lifeliner's 101st Special Troops Battalion Chaplain, Capt. Jason Price, travels throughout Afghanistan to educate soldiers on suicide. The program Price teaches is called the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST). This class gives the soldiers tools, tips and ideas on how to mitigate, and in most cases, prevent suicide. As suicide remains one of the Army's top priorities, this class is instrumental in raising awareness and saving lives particularly in high stress environments.

  • Successful weekly family night program returns

    Sep 23, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The return of the popular weekly family night programs at both Schofield Barracks and Aliamanu Military Reservation, this month, means a busy time for the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Religious Support Office.

  • JBM-HH hosts Old Post Chapel ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Sep 20, 2013

    The 78-year-old Old Post Chapel on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has been closed for eight months for a makeover. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the renovation of the historic building was held outside the chapel Sept. 18.

  • Sergeant selflessly serves Soldiers

    Sep 19, 2013

    Sgt. Michelle McCullah lights a candle, adding its glow to the spectrum of color cast through the stained glass windows into the chapel.

  • Chaplain sections play key role in units

    Sep 18, 2013

    The key role and responsibilities that Unit Ministry Teams have on command staffs was one of the main points addressed during a U.S. Army Reserve Command Chaplain Training Assessment Meeting held here Sept. 9-10.


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