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  • Top 10 'lessons learned' from my time as a Chaplain

    Sep 6, 2013

    Chaplain (Maj.) Kevin Wainwright shares his 'Top 10' lessons learned from his 14 years as a U.S. Army Chaplain. Among the ideas outlined, Wainwright covers topics including developing as a chaplain, being a transofrmational chaplain, and shaping your personal leadership style.

  • Fort Irwin chapels sustain major damage from local storm

    Sep 6, 2013

    Fort Irwin's two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from a sudden Sunday afternoon storm Aug. 25. Fort Irwin's Center Chapel sustained major flood damage, as storm waters flowed across Barstow Road, surging up to 15 inches on the front lawn. However, work done by volunteers that night saved the chapel from closing the next day and allowed the chapel to continue its normal scheduled events throughout the week. Black Horse Chapel, a few blocks away, did not fare as well. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment chapel was flooded completely up to the altar, including its classrooms

  • Cadet Command holds annual Spiritual Fitness Breakfast

    Sep 5, 2013

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The Saber and Quill became something of a gym Thursday morning as nearly 200 Soldiers and civilians tackled a spiritual workout.

  • Hundreds gather for Fort Irwin's Vacation Bible School Fanfare Finale

    Sep 5, 2013

    A battalion's worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year's Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years. The morning sessions throughout the week of July 29 involved 231 children and over four hundred parents and volunteers in an ecumenical, Bible-based program.

  • Making a connection when it is needed the most

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Unit Ministry Teams of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade conducted Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Fort Campbell, KY Aug. 27 and 28.

  • Vice chief Campbell: Suicide prevention 365-day-a-year mission

    Sep 3, 2013

    September is suicide awareness month and while the Army will highlight suicide prevention this month, the service's vice chief said the effort is year-round.

  • C4ISR prayer luncheon focuses on resiliency

    Aug 30, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community gathered for faith and fellowship during the C4ISR Prayer Luncheon Aug. 21.

  • Why We Serve: Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis

    Aug 29, 2013

    As a boy growing up in Mount Juliet, Tenn., U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Mathis dreamed he would one day become a soldier. Sitting beside his grandfather, listening to war stories, Mathis would act out his grandfather's tales with his little green action figures.

  • Chaplain jumps for love of God and country

    Aug 27, 2013

    For most chaplains, being there to minister and advise soldiers is rewarding enough. For others like Capt. Jeff Bryan, chaplain for the 188th Brigade Support Battalion, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, he likes to take his talents to the skies - something Bryan always wanted to do since he was a child growing up.

  • Warhawks bring spiritual fitness to breakfast

    Aug 27, 2013

    The 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade unit ministry team held its first ever prayer breakfast Aug. 21 at the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility in order to provide spiritual resiliency to soldiers.

  • Chaplains office and 1st MEB conduct baseball clinic with former pro

    Aug 27, 2013

    Soldiers and family members arrived at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Baseball Clinic Aug. 10 with baseball glove in hand, ready to play ball. Children and adults alike wore caps revealing their favorite baseball team.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • Staff Sgt. Ty Carter receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Aug 26, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter became the second Soldier to receive the nation's highest military award for extraordinary gallantry and selfless actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Afghanistan, on Oct. 3, 2009, during a ceremony at the White House, Aug. 26, 2013.

  • Vanguard couple renew their vows in Afghanistan

    Aug 25, 2013

    Five years ago when U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Rorebeck, Norwalk, Iowa, native, and the operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, married U.S. Army Capt. Crystal Rorebeck, a native of Breckenridge, Texas, and the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, they made a promise to each other to renew their vows every five years on their anniversary.

  • Retirement ceremony honors chaplain's service, church's support

    Aug 22, 2013

    After 25 years of service as chaplain, Maj. Robb L. Barlow retired from the Indiana Army National Guard, Sunday, Aug. 18, in Shelbyville, Ind.

  • In aftermath of Keating: MOH nominee Carter gets help for PTSD

    Aug 21, 2013

    After defeating a Taliban force seven to eight times their size, half of the Soldiers of "Black Knight" Troop were wounded and eight were dead. Medal of Honor nominee Staff Sgt. Ty Carter at first didn't want to speak about it with counselors, but he later credited the professionals with saving him.

  • Suicide prevention: Resiliency key to overcoming threat to Army ranks

    Aug 20, 2013

    Last year, the Army's suicide rate peaked to astronomical levels, as the service reported more than 320 suicides. The increase in the number of reported suicides set off various alarms with the Army's senior leadership, and prompted the service to take a closer look at its suicide prevention program.

  • Kingdom Rock talk

    Aug 20, 2013

    Many of us view summer as a time to catch-up and take a few deep breaths. After all, school is out, but that does not mean your child's learning must stop. From August 12th through the 16th, Kingdom Rock, a summer Bible school enrichment program was held at the Torii Station Chapel. The program offers endless opportunities for children who are naturally curious and eager to explore. This year, close to 50 children, ages 5 thru 11 participated in numerous Bible study activities and games.

  • Pilgrimage that inspired Mother Theresa, inspires KFOR Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2013

    Kosovo Force soldiers took part in a pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna in Letnica to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Aug. 15.

  • PMCS for Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2013

    Army doctrine mandates that equipment is inventoried and properly maintained daily, weekly or monthly, in accordance with the preventative maintenance checks and services checklist in the equipment's technical manual. Our Soldiers also need preventive maintenance, according to Chaplain (Capt.) Samuel Rico of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Unit Ministry Team hosts Ramadan fast-breaking service

    Aug 20, 2013

    The unit ministry team for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, held a Ramadan fast-breaking service for more than 60 soldiers and family members at "The Ohana Place" 19th Street Chapel here, Aug. 6.

  • Currahees visit local children's home

    Aug 20, 2013

    Sixteen Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division, as part of the Currahee Volunteer Initiative, visited with and played various games with residents from the Tennessee Baptist Children's Home, Aug. 10, 2013, at Brentwood, Tenn.

  • Chapel renovations near completion

    Aug 16, 2013

    The Old Post Chapel is scheduled to host a grand-reopening ribbon cutting ceremony Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. after months of renovations of the building.

  • Muslim American Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    In today's diverse Army, Soldiers come from different backgrounds and different religious faiths. Being among those who practice your faith makes a big difference when your deployed Staff Sgt. Jose Ibarra tells us about U.S. Soldiers who are Muslim Americans and are deployed to (KAF) Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The Soldiers discover the Islamic Center on KAF and share their experience. Interviews with SGT Marcus Lewis, Chaplain MAJ Robert Allman, PV2 Munir Muhammed and SGT Richard Blevins.Produced by SSG Jose Ibarra Combined Task Force Dragoon Public Affairs Office. (Available in High Definition)

  • Soldiers find place to worship, observe Ramadan on Kandahar Airfield

    Aug 13, 2013

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Faith is an important aspect to everyone's religion. Practicing beliefs can be difficult for Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • A different kind of outreach

    Aug 8, 2013

    For many American service members a Muslim mosque is not a place that they usually enter.

  • Chief of Chaplains celebrates Chaplaincy Anniversary in Korea

    Aug 8, 2013

    CAMP RED CLOUD, Korea- Chaplain corps senior leaders visited 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers and Families to take part in the 238th Chaplaincy Anniversary Celebration in Area I July 29. The Army Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Donald Rutherford, a Kinderhook, N.Y., native and U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Regimental Sgt. Maj. Stephen Stott, an Indianapolis, Ind., native visited Area I to personally provide training and mentorship to the division's chaplains and their assistants.

  • Children 'keep in step' at Vacation Bible School

    Aug 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Chaplain (Capt.) Jerrod Glenn and his wife, Rita organized a fun-filled week for the children of Fort Sill with Vacation Bible School at Frontier Chapel. The theme of the week was "Gotta Move! Keepin' in step with the Spirit." The program designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade happened July 29 to Aug. 2.

  • Restoring the soul of Fort Lewis

    Aug 6, 2013

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord's historic Main Post Chapel has recently undergone renovations by the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, to bring it into the 21st century.

  • Mass, ceremony, mark anniversary of Madonna della Sisilla

    Aug 6, 2013

    Dignitaries and guests joined for Mass and a ceremony to honor the 51st anniversary of Madonna della Sisilla's placement by a SETAF helicopter crew on a mountain top in the Italian Dolomites. Chaplain (Col.) Charlie Reynolds, U.S. Army Africa Command Chaplain, and Italian Army Sgt. Maj. Massimiliano Ortolan represented SETAF at the event.

  • Vanguard first sergeant confirms faith during Ramadan

    Aug 4, 2013

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. David Joshua, the first sergeant for Company A, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and a native of Sacramento, Calif., is part of a small percentage of Muslims in the U.S. Army.

  • Unit Ministry Team launches volunteer initiative

    Aug 2, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, rear detachment's Unit Ministry Team established the "Currahee Volunteer Initiative" as an outreach opportunity and personal developmental tool for Currahees.

  • Currahee chaplain assistants provide ASIST training

    Jul 31, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were provided with the opportunity to attend Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 28 and 29.

  • Chaplain's 238th anniversary jump

    Jul 31, 2013

    Fort Bragg Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Chaplains Corps with an airborne operation. "It symbolizes that we as Chaplains are there with the paratroopers in all aspects of an operation, from the time we jump out to the time we get to the battlefield, we are walking with them in harms way," said Capt. Benjamin Dillion, Chaplain, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Korean War Chaplains honored

    Jul 31, 2013

    The 238th Chaplain's Anniversary highlighted Korean War chaplains and chaplain assistants with special recognition being given to Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun during a ceremony in the Memorial Chapel at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., 26 July, 2013.

  • Former POWs recall bravery, heroism of Korean War chaplain

    Jul 31, 2013

    Two Korean War prisoners of war recently recalled the heroism of Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain (Capt.) Emil J. Kapaun, who gave his life while helping others survive the harsh conditions of captivity.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • US, Kuwaiti religious advisers bond to bridge gap

    Jul 29, 2013

    It was on the foundation of freedom and serenity that unit ministry teams serving in Kuwait with Third Army/U.S. Army Central and Islamic affairs officers and imams, or Islamic worship leaders, of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense built a relationship by promoting understanding and appreciation for their diversity.

  • Chaplain Corps anniversary honors Korean War priest

    Jul 26, 2013

    The Army Chaplain Corps, in marking its 238th anniversary, held a memorial service for a Korean War chaplain who gave his life to save others.

  • Chaplain makes historic jump to honor 173rd ABCT, heroic chaplain

    Jul 25, 2013

    Paratroopers of the famed 173rd Airborne Brigade -- past and present -- came together for a historic jump on 19 July in Frederick, OK. All were combat veterans from Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The jump celebrated and honored the sacrifices of the fallen and the courage of those who served the 173rd -- and continue serving today.

  • CJTF Paladin soldiers assist Mosque during Ramadan

    Jul 24, 2013

    CJTF Paladin soldiers are helping the congregation of a local mosque here during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by delivering bread used to break their daily fast.

  • Fort Wainwright Chaplains celebrate anniversary by serving others

    Jul 19, 2013

    The U.S. Army chaplaincy is one of the oldest branches of the Army and they are celebrating 237-years of service this month.

  • SC National Guard Chaplain Corps gets new leadership

    Jul 18, 2013

    Col. Steven Shugart, outgoing state chaplain, passed the mantle of leadership to Col. Lawrence Dennis, chaplain, during a Changing of the Stole Ceremony at the adjutant general's office in Columbia, S.C., July 13, 2013. The stole signifies the faithful execution of the spiritual mission of the Chaplain Corps.

  • 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team cares for Single Soldiers

    Jul 18, 2013

    Two of the Army's top priorities are mission accomplishment and taking care of its soldiers, family members and DA civilians. With the Strong Bonds program being severely limited due to sequestration the 10th Regional Support Group Unit Ministry Team found a way to take one day to "Sharpen the Saw" for 11 Single Soldiers on July 17th at Okuma Recreation Facility, Okinawa, Japan for under $200.

  • Forever exploring

    Jul 12, 2013

    Recently soldiers and spouses of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, attended a Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat in Honolulu to explore elements that make a good marriage.

  • Wisconsin Guard names first Buddhist chaplain

    Jul 12, 2013

    The Wisconsin Army National Guard welcomed its first Buddhist chaplain at a swearing in ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., July 10.

  • Relationship building program offered to deployed troops

    Jul 12, 2013

    Soldiers of the 135th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's chaplain section recently worked together to combine two relationship building programs into one that is available to all soldiers deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The Army offers relationship building programs designed for both single soldiers and for married soldiers. At Camp Arifjan, however, the courses previously offered were only for single soldiers on deployment. Chaplain Melvin Tucker and Staff Sgt. Luke Bridgeman dedicated countless hours to opening this program to all soldiers here.

  • Jewish Chaplain grateful for Belvoir experience

    Jul 12, 2013

    Chaplain (Capt.) Rabbi Heather Borshof, Installation Troop Support Chaplain, arrived at Fort Belvoir in April of 2011 open minded about her first assignment as an installation chaplain. Borshof had the knowledge she acquired during her training course at Fort Jackson, S.C., but had no practical experience.

  • Chaplain candidates serve, train, during Operation Warrior Forge

    Jul 12, 2013

    Each year, chaplain candidates provide direct religious support to ROTC cadets at Operation Warrior Forge, under the supervision of Army chaplains from the active and reserve. The training helps prepare the candidates for future serve as chaplains in the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Meade service member offers prayer at House Chamber

    Jul 11, 2013

    On June 27 at noon, Chaplain (Capt.) Angel Berrios did something that he believed is important to the well-being of the nation. Berrios led the opening prayer for the session of the U.S. House of Representatives. "I feel that I made a difference because of the prayer," said Berrios, chaplain for the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion.

  • Chaplain finds 'Lord's purpose' that, again, leads to 7th ID

    Jul 11, 2013

    Nearly nine months after his assumption of stole ceremony, making history as the division chaplain for the newly reactivated and restructured 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and its seven subordinate brigade's unit ministry teams, Lt. Col. Darryl Hollowell, chaplain, relinquished spiritual leadership to Lt. Col. Paul Jaedicke, chaplain, July 8 during a change of stole ceremony.

  • Spotlight on...Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis

    Jul 11, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jeanmarie Alexis is the chaplain assistant for the Expeditionary Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • 3rd ID Chaplains open resiliency center for deployed Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2013

    U.S. service members have been in combat operations in Afghanistan since September 2001, and along the way they have faced many colossal obstacles and experiences like death, separation, and physical and mental weariness.

  • How chaplains can improve their resiliency

    Jul 9, 2013

    U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), offers encouragement and advice to chaplains struggling to maintain their resiliency.

  • 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.

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