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  • 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.

  • Wranglers remember the fallen, host 9/11 prayer breakfast

    Sep 17, 2013

    For the past 12 years, the brave men and women of the United States have continuously deployed to combat zones across the globe in support of the war on terrorism and the defense of freedom. These testing and costly deployments were a direct result of the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists hijacked four planes and crashed them into various pre-planned targets killing approximately three thousand innocent people.

  • Installation Unit Ministry Team conducts suicide prevention training at APG

    Sep 16, 2013

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground Garrison Chaplain and Chaplain Assistant conducted Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention (ACE-SI) training for members of the APG community on Aug. 21 at the Main Post Chapel .

  • Holding ideals in bloodstained hands

    Sep 16, 2013

    After a tour of duty in Afghanistan, an Army chaplain ponders anew the question a professor once asked: How can she be a Christian and be a part of an organization that breaks things on purpose?

  • Chaplain gives 'sermon on mount'

    Sep 12, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Normally, Soldiers associate a terrain run with concepts of a unit running on an off-road trail with a mixture of dirt, grass and loose gravel. Sometimes small hills are thrown into the equation to make the intensity of the journey more challenging. 100th Brigade Support Battalion Soldiers went several steps further -- participating in a three-mile spiritual fitness run up the winding paved and steep roads on Mount Scott at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton.

  • Pentagon Memorial Chapel place to grieve, reflect, heal

    Sep 9, 2013

    The Pentagon Memorial Chapel, dedicated a year to the day after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, is a place to grieve, reflect and heal.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Spotlight - Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James "Dusty" Gray

    Sep 6, 2013

    Meet JFHQ-NCR/MDW Employee Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James "Dusty" Gray

  • 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.