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  • Wheeler Chapel offers variety to residents

    Jul 7, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Wheeler Chapel celebrates its 43rd anniversary this year.

  • A musical tribute...

    Jul 7, 2011

  • Chaplain center offers resources for emotional resiliency

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Family Life Chaplain Training Center offers individual, couple, family and group counseling in 13 subject areas: premarital, marital, divorce recovery, blended family, communication, conflict resolution, parenting, anger and stress management, spiritual, addiction, child therapy, combat and grief.

  • Army Chaplain recognized for commitment to families of the fallen

    Jul 5, 2011

    DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. -- Army Chap. (Maj.) Charles Wallace was recognized at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs for his work with families of the fallen this year.

  • Chaplain gives final sermon from Afghanistan

    Jul 5, 2011

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - With 16 people in attendance, the chapel at Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam, Afghanistan, was nearly at capacity June 26.

  • IET chaplains’ mission unique

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Each Friday night, the 187th Ordnance Battalion classroom is filled with coffee, cookies, Bibles and smiling Soldiers. This weekly Fortress Coffeehouse service is one of the many ways that chaplains appeal to the needs of Soldiers-in-training at Fort Jackson.

  • Pentagon priest celebrates Mass at Fort McCoy with 34th Brigade Combat Team

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Patrick Dolan’s message to 34th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Soldiers was that the unit’s senior leadership personally cares about their Soldiers. Dolan, a Roman Catholic priest, and the Assistant to the Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army, Pentagon, celebrated Catholic Mass at Fort McCoy’s Catholic Chapel June 10. The 34th BCT, with 3,200 members of the Minnesota Army National Guard, is undergoing mobilization training at Fort McCoy prior to deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • JTF-Bravo members hike 6,400 pounds of food to village

    Jun 21, 2011

    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras -- More than 120 Joint Task Force-Bravo personnel hiked two miles up steep terrain June 11, to deliver food to people living in an isolated village near Comayagua, Honduras.

  • Chaplain corps focuses on different type of fitness

    Jun 21, 2011

    Cadets at Army ROTC's Leader's Training Course, Fort Knox, Ky., have a chaplain team available to ensure their spiritual fitness.

  • Cantonment Chapel closes its doors, ends decades of service

    Jun 20, 2011

    The end of more than 60 years of service came to a close June 7 when Cantonment Chapel on Fort McPherson closed its doors during its decommissioning ceremony. “It’s sad but you got to go with the flow,” said Charles Rickmond, a parishioner since 1969.

  • "Operation Tomodachi" A Unit Ministry Team Perspective

    Jun 19, 2011

    Chaplain (COL) John E. Powers, Command Chaplain for U.S. Army Japan, shares his perspective of his experiances and unit ministry team activities during Operation Tomodachi.

  • Vacation Bible School goes 'wild'

    Jun 17, 2011

    Fort Knox Vacation Bible School was in full swing this week, June 13-17

  • Army chaplains: Serving those who serve

    Jun 17, 2011

    VERMILLION, S.D. " Members of the South Dakota Army and Air National Guard have worked continuously since May 29, 2011, to battle the Missouri River that threatens to flood several towns in southeastern South Dakota. The rising water is not the only battle on the front lines of this emergency. Another battle is for the moral and spiritual well-being of those involved in times like these during this historic flooding event. Military chaplains rise to this challenge and embrace their calling in the service of others. Armed with a Bible and a mission to serve, chaplain and newly appointed 1st Lt. David Stimes, of Beresford, joined the Chaplain Corps in April 2011. He is currently assigned with the 153rd Engineer Battalion and is now performing ministerial duties in the Dakota Dunes area during the flood relief.

  • Task Force Currahee team up with religious leaders to spread message of peace

    Jun 17, 2011

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan"The 4th Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion Religious Support Teams attended a religious shura June 8 at Forward Operating Base Rushmore, Afghanistan. More than 40 Muslim scholars or mullahs, who are trained in Islam and Islamic law, and are interpreters of Islam's sciences, doctrine, laws, the chief guarantors of continuity in the spiritual and intellectual history of the Islamic community attended

  • U.S. Army chaplain regimental change of responsibility

    Jun 17, 2011

    U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, hosts the Chaplain Regimental Sergeant Major change of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Sgt. Maj. Tommy L. Marrero Cartagena and incoming Sgt. Maj. Stephen A. Stott at Fort Myer, Va. June 17, 2011

  • Veteran speaks to ‘Airborne’ platoon

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 160 chaplains and chaplain candidates in the Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course sat in awe when 91-year-old Moffatt Burris spoke to them recently at the Army Chaplain Center and School.

  • Gates, Mullen protect family programs from budget cuts

    Jun 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the service chiefs to “fence” two areas in the budget options the military is contemplating: training and family programs.

  • ACU changes make Velcro optional, patrol cap default headgear

    Jun 15, 2011

    The voice of the Soldier has been heard: the Army announced the patrol cap will replace the black wool beret as the default headgear for the Army combat uniform.

  • FORSCOM installs stained glass history in new headquarters

    Jun 14, 2011

    Along with all the modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology offered here to Soldiers and Army civilians in the new U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Headquarters here, a colorful bit of pre-Civil War history will be part of the FORSCOM Chaplain’s Office. Three stained glass pieces that came originally from the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have been brought from FORSCOM’s current home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • USF-I aims to increase suicide prevention awareness

    Jun 11, 2011

    When people think of military operations and mission readiness, physical and weapons training are the first things that pop into their heads. Although vital to mission success, these types of training are not the only ones service members go through to be mission ready. Suicide prevention training is another important aspect when it comes to building a strong, productive force.

  • Post Chapel closes doors after more than 100 years of service

    Jun 10, 2011

    After more than a century of service, the Fort McPherson Post Chapel (Bldg. 42) closed its doors as a place of worship Sunday.

  • Adieu and 'I do'

    Jun 9, 2011

    Alaska sergeant major's retirement gathering concludes with surprise wedding-vow-renewal ceremony.

  • Victory Update Vol. 11-4

    Jun 8, 2011

    In the latest edition of Victory Update, see how the Chaplain Corps is honoring its own who made the ultimate sacrifice, plus meet the newest inductees into the Recruiting and Retention School Hall of Fame and it's fun at the old ballpark as the Columbia Blowfish salute our troops.

  • Weaponless yet Eager, 27th IBCT Chaplains Charge into Pre-deployment Training

    Jun 8, 2011

    Even New York Army National Guard Chaplains endure the predeployment training tasks of the troops as the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares for a future deployment to Afghanistan in early 2012.

  • JRTC chaplain’s lane assists Soldiers after traumatic events

    Jun 3, 2011

  • Chaplain receives TRADOC award

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School has long been proud of its instructors, who turn out many successful chaplains and chaplain assistants without much fanfare. But sometimes an exceptional member of the staff will bring attention to the organization, allowing all its members to bask in the glow of excellence.

  • Army chief of chaplains dedicates memorial garden at Fort Jackson

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver, Army chief of chaplains, spoke Wednesday as the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School here held a dedication for its memorial garden. The garden features a wall of remembrance that holds the names of the chaplains and chaplain assistants who died in service to their country.

  • Sikh Soldier answers lifelong calling to serve

    Jun 2, 2011

    Spc. Simranpreet Singh Lamba, who is the only enlisted Sikh Soldier in the Army, is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Interagency Chaplains Conference Focus on Post Traumatic Stress

    Jun 1, 2011

    Finding a path from the academic to practical treatments of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) was the focus of the 5th Annual National Capital Region Interagency Chaplains Conference.

  • President honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day

    May 30, 2011

    President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., paying a Memorial Day tribute to generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend the nation’s freedom.

  • Gold Stars: A symbol of sacrifice and the Army's commitment to families of the fallen

    May 26, 2011

    In 1947, an Act of Congress standardized the service banners and established the Gold Star lapel pins to issue to immediate family members of servicemembers killed in combat, including those who have committed suicide in theater. The Next of Kin pin signifies death from a service-related death or suicide during active duty other than combat.

  • 'Capstone of service': Fort Meade chaplain retires after 30 years

    May 26, 2011

    Installation Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kevin Stroop, who has served as installation chaplain since June 2009, was honored for his service as an Army chaplain at a retirement ceremony May 18 at the Courses Clubhouse.

  • U.S. Soldiers participate in Strong Bonds Program

    May 25, 2011

    SEOUL - Over a dozen Soldiers enjoyed three free nights at a four-star hotel which included all-you-can-eat breakfast bars, a steak bar, a seafood bar, a swimming pool and exercise room as part of Strong Bonds for singles, the commander’s chaplain-lead program May 12 - 14 here.

  • New advertising showcasing Army's 'Symbol of Strength'

    May 25, 2011

    New Army Advertising Campaign features Army Uniform as Symbol of Strength.

  • 2011 Memorial Day Message from U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates

    May 25, 2011

    "Memorial Day must not be the only day in which we keep our troops, men and women like you, in our thoughts," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the troops in his annual Memorial Day message.

  • Couples learn love languages at Strong Bonds retreat

    May 20, 2011

  • Ostrander shares story of tragedy, resiliency

    May 18, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Leslie Ostrander knows about resilience. At age 4, Ostrander was paralyzed from the waist down in a fatal car accident on a county road between Columbus and Auburn, Ala., that killed her grandmother and injured her mother.

  • 25th ID spouses get spiritually fit

    May 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - An evening of prayer and laughter filled the Post Conference Room, here, during a spiritual dinner for spouses of deployed Soldiers, May 4.

  • Battalion participates in marriage retreat on Yongsan

    May 17, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - To view and treat marriage as a sacred art was the main message taught to the couples who participated in the Strong Bond Marriage Retreat held at the scenic Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison May 12 - 14.

  • Fort McPherson celebrates National Day of Prayer

    May 13, 2011

    On May 4, members of the Fort McPherson community gathered near the flagpole on Hedekin Field at Fort McPherson to take part in the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDP). The NDP, made an official day of observation by President Harry Truman, sets aside the first Thursday of May as a day for various faith groups to get together to pray for the country and its institutions. This year's theme was "A mighty fortress is our God," based on Psalm 91:2 - He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • CAO a 'pillar of strength'

    May 12, 2011

    The casket of a Colorado Soldier killed in action descended from the cabin of a charter plane at Buckley Air Force Base April 20 as Sgt. 1st Class Luis Alicea, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, guided the grieving Family to the Soldier's remains.

  • Stewart-Hunter community observes National Day of Prayer

    May 12, 2011

    Parishioners connected with a higher power at Marne Chapel, May 5, for the 60th anniversary of National Day of Prayer. Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1988, NDP is recognized the first Thursday of May where Americans are encouraged to pray.

  • Days of Remembrance Observance invites Soldiers to reflect

    May 12, 2011

    The 3rd Infantry Division community was invited to attend a Days of Remembrance Observance, May 4, at the chapel on Hunter Army Airfield. More than 250 Soldiers and civilians attended the observance where keynote speaker, Sherry Dolgoff, member of the Savannah Jewish Federation's committee, spoke on "Justice and Accountability in the Face of Genocide: What have we learned'"

  • Fort Lee hosts prayer breakfast

    May 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 12, 2011) -- In observance of the 60th annual National Day of Prayer, Fort Lee held its annual breakfast at the Regimental Club May 5

  • JBLM Soldier first, only active-duty Buddhist chaplain in Army

    May 12, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri's dharma wheel is one of the most uncommon symbols in the military. He is the first, and currently only, active-duty Buddhist chaplain in the Army.

  • Area IV Soldiers remember victims of the Holocaust

    May 11, 2011

    The 6th Ordnance Battalion held the Days of Remembrance event at the Camp Walker Evergreen Community Club to remember victims of the Holocaust, May 4.

  • Chaplains prepare for brigade redeployment

    May 10, 2011

    Certain phrases are classic in the Army vocabulary: "Drink water." "Get a haircut." "Drop." And time and again, in briefings and formations: "If you have a problem, talk to the chaplain."

  • Rock Island Arsenal religious support team hosts 2011 National Day of Prayer

    May 9, 2011

    The Rock Island Arsenal religious support team hosted a National Day of Prayer breakfast at The Lodge Hotel on May 5. Chaplain Dean Johnson, a U.S. Army retired Brigadier General, was the guest speaker of the event that attracted approximately 250 attendees. (Photo by Tony Lopez, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Fort McPherson PWOC closes doors after more than 50 years

    May 6, 2011

    New stories begin beginnings when old ones end, and the Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) welcomed a new beginning after closing the book on one of the oldest PWOC chapters in the country. The Fort McPherson PWOC, created Jan. 1, 1960, ended its charter during its final meeting at the Fort McPherson Post Chapel April 28 after more than 50 years of service in the community.

  • Army Chaplain Corps takes lead on Easter service

    May 6, 2011

    Thousands of service members, family and friends, Washington-area residents and tourists attended the annual Easter Sunrise Service at Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks at ASC observance

    May 4, 2011

    As part of the Army Sustainment Command's Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance, Walter Reed, born Werner Rindsberg in WAfA1/4rzberg, Germany, shared the story of his family's persecution by Nazi Germany and his three-year escape through Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States as a teen. Soon after Reed gained his U.S. citizenship, he was drafted into the Army and shipped out to a war-torn Europe in 1944 serving at the front lines as an interrogator in the 95th Infantry Division. Assigned as part of Gen. George S. Patton's renowned Third Army, the division saw fierce action throughout Northern France and Germany. Reed was the guest speaker for the ASC's May 3 observance in Rock Island Arsenal's Black Hawk Conference Room.

  • A Triumph of Hope: Minister hits bottom to rise as an Army Chaplain

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Life was good for Harold B. Bender. He had it all; a nice house, nice car, a wonderful wife and three kids, and what he considered his dream job - the youth, singles and recreation minister at a church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Medal of Honor Posthumously Awarded to Two Korean War Soldiers

    May 1, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Medal of Honor is the nation's highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Since the medal's creation in 1862, there have been more than 3,400 recipients; more than 2,400 of those were Soldiers.

  • Community celebrates Easter with sunrise service

    Apr 29, 2011

    Members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community rose early Easter morning to celebrate the rising of their savior. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the keystone of the Christian faith, as the resurrection symbolizes victory over death and sin. "If you can't get excited about the resurrection of Jesus, I don't know what can," said Chap. (Lt. Col.) Bob Phillips, U.S. Army Garrison chaplain, as he welcomed the congregation to mass at the flagpole on Hedekin Field at Fort McPherson.

  • ASIST for Life

    Apr 26, 2011

    Suicide in the National Guard is on the rise. Chaplains and counselors constantly seek to implement tools to combat this threat to their Soldiers. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, known as ASIST, is one such tool.

  • Easter service at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan

    Apr 25, 2011

    Coalition servicemembers and civilian contractors march in a procession during an Eastern Orthodox observance of Easter or Pascha (a Christian version of Passover) at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 23, 2011.

  • Passover is significant in our world

    Apr 21, 2011

    Passover this year began the evening of April 18 and concludes Tuesday with a Memorial Service. Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind, even though it was intended for and observed by Jews world-wide. Its meaning is in the heart of every Jew and has been since the days of Moses. But what does it mean, commemorate and how can its lessons help our all people' Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in the land of Ancient Egypt. It is Israel and God's protest against unrighteousness, whether individual or national. Passover declares that while wrong may triumph for a time, it will meet with its inevitable retribution in the end.

  • Chief of Chaplains delivers final National Prayer Breakfast keynote address

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Although Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, is preparing to retire from the Army after 38 years of service, he took the time for one last trip to the Great Place. Carver spoke with nostalgia as he attended his final National Prayer Breakfast in his current position April 19, remembering many of his previous visits to Fort Hood.

  • Behavioral health teams trade professional information in Malawi

    Apr 19, 2011

    As part of a two-man theater contact team, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Majs. Allen Staley and David Sensiba worked with the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to exchange information on military behavioral health from March 26 through April 1. More than 30 MDF Soldiers participated in the exchange.

  • Soldiers gather for fallen police officer

    Apr 18, 2011

    Even though an event happens back in the United States, it does not mean Soldiers far from home are not affected by it. Losing a comrade, whether in combat or back home, has an emotional impact on a Soldier. Being isolated can make it hard to cope with such an event and gain some type of closure.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT gains command chaplain

    Apr 15, 2011

    With the arrival of Chaplain (Col.) Douglas K. Kinder, to Redstone Arsenal on Feb. 6, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command not only gained its first command chaplain, but the workforce gained a friend and confidant.

  • Grafenwoehr Senior Leader Breakfast highlights Resiliency programs in Europe

    Apr 15, 2011

  • National Training Center community urged to pray without ceasing

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-After two years as a task force unit ministry team observer controller at the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany from 2002-2004, the last assignment Chaplain (Maj.) Addison Burgess wanted after attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. was the Operations Group senior chaplain combat training at the National Training Center. But that's the one he received, Chaplain Burgess told the more than 200 Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast celebration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden urge support of military families

    Apr 12, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a national initiative today that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor servicemembers and their families.

  • Leaders say DADT repeal training effective

    Apr 12, 2011

    Commands Army-wide are beginning to train Soldiers in preparation for repeal of the law commonly referred to as "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

  • 'Father Leo' cooks up faith, food, fun in family program

    Apr 8, 2011

    For a second consecutive year, the Rev. Leo Patalinghug spread his message of love for God, family and food to the Fort Meade community during a cooking demonstration Saturday at McGill Training Center.

  • Army Chaplain Corps announces new Regimental Sergeant Major

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Catholic chaplain tends to deployed flock

    Apr 8, 2011

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - In a little chapel made of plywood and nails, a small congregation gathers for Mass after a long day's work.

  • Army Reserve Chaplain Detachment ready to deploy

    Apr 7, 2011

    Friends, families and fellow Soldiers gathered, here, Sunday, to honor the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's 124th Chaplain Detachment in a small, intimate deployment ceremony.

  • Fort Hood youth design, create statue, explore faith through art

    Apr 5, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Great things are happening at The Ohana Place on Fort Hood. For proof, one has to look no further than inside the main space and former sanctuary at the renovated 19th Street Chapel, where a 1,200-pound bronze statue rests.

  • Soldier returns home to help others at Balikatan 2011

    Apr 1, 2011

    Born in Bulacan Province, Philippines, and raised on a farm, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Marie Lanoza returned to her homeland in March to participate in Balikatan 2011, a military exercise between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and United States military.

  • Chief, SMA address cultural change at SHARP summit

    Mar 31, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said the Army needs a cultural change in order to eliminate sexual assault and harassment from its ranks.

  • Army Chief of Chaplains visits Afghanistan

    Mar 29, 2011

  • SHARP opens third phase of I. A.M. Strong campaign

    Mar 28, 2011

    The fourth annual Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit opened phase three of I. A.M. Strong's four-phase assault to eliminate sexual violence in the Army on March 28.

  • Community celebrates final prayer breakfast

    Mar 25, 2011

    First, there was the Last Supper. And now there was the "final breakfast." On March 17, Fort McPherson held its final National Prayer Breakfast at The Commons at Fort McPherson. While the last of its kind, the prayer breakfast held to the tradition of allowing people to feast, fellowship and worship in their own tradition.

  • Chaplain Assistant Mentorship Program enhances personal, professional development

    Mar 24, 2011

  • Army Chief of Chaplains delivers message of hope

    Mar 24, 2011

    The 22nd U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, Maj. Gen. Douglas Carver, delivered more than an inspirational message. He planted seeds of hope for everyone in attendance at the 2011 Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield National Prayer Breakfast at Club Stewart, March 21.

  • Chaplains use current events to maintain realism in training

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As tensions mount in North Africa and revolutions rock the area, the rest of the world watches with a mix of dread and wonder, hoping for the best for those long-oppressed people of Egypt, Tunisia, Iran and Libya.

  • Retreats offer troops respite, resiliency training

    Mar 23, 2011

    Williamsburg, Va. (March 23, 2011) -- St. PatrickAca,!a,,cs Day couldnAca,!a,,ct have been any better. Temperatures hovered around the low to mid 60s. A few clouds and bright sun seemed to put a spotlight on the newly blossomed dogwoods and forsythia. And Pfc. Brian Murphy, sporting a sparkling green hat, green T-shirt and jeans, seemed to devour the moments in large gulps.

  • JBLM Impacts World Aid

    Mar 23, 2011

    over 900 family members passed through the Joint Reception Coordination Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Japan, March 22, as part of Operation Pacific Passage.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplains support Burundi peacekeepers

    Mar 21, 2011

    Two U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) chaplains traveled to Burundi Feb. 13-16 to conduct a capability and capacity assessment of combat and operational stress experienced by Burundian peacekeepers recently returned from deployment to Mogadishu, Somalia.

  • Senate confirms Dempsey as Army chief of staff

    Mar 17, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16 for assignment as the next chief of staff of the Army.

  • AMC Chaplain speaks at CECOM's first prayer breakfast at APG

    Mar 17, 2011

  • New center part of resiliency mission

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently we opened the Family Life and Resiliency Center and took another major step in providing the Soldier and his or her family members - as well as DA civilians - the most advanced and comprehensive resiliency programs the Army offers.

  • Celebrating Ash Wednesday Mass

    Mar 16, 2011

    Chap. (Capt.) Fred Wendell, U.S. Army Garrison Catholic chaplain, prepares to places ashes on the heads of parishioners Wednesday at the Ash Wednesday Mass at Cantonment Chapel on Fort McPherson. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a Christian tradition. The ashes, which are placed on the forehead in the sign of a cross, are a mark of repentance.

  • BCTP leads the way in new approach to caring for Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest approach to keeping its members Aca,!A"fit to fight.Aca,!A? The Battle Command Training Program (BCTP), the ArmyAca,!a,,cs only worldwide Exportable Training Center has partnered with Fort Leavenworth Installation Agencies and MAHC to support its CSF campaign.

  • Fort Rucker chaplains support spiritual needs of Soldiers, Families

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A day in the life of an Army chaplain demands constant spiritual readiness to meet the community's worshipping and counseling needs.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord retreat offers single parents quality time with children, chance to recharg

    Mar 10, 2011

    Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program designed to build resiliency by connecting family members through relationship education and skills training. Last week's retreat focused on challenges Soldiers endure daily as single parents, while giving them an opportunity to bond with their children in a fun environment relatively close to home.

  • FLRC provides family resources

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From the brightly colored children's toys, to the plush sofas and even the numerous clocks decorating the walls of the conference room - everything in the newly opened Family Life and Resiliency Center works toward the center's mission: providing Soldiers, families and civilians a place where they can enhance physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual resiliency.

  • Strong bonds build better marriages

    Mar 10, 2011

    Retreat is not a word often used when describing servicemembers, yet that is what some of the Soldiers of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division accomplished.

  • Chaplain duo reaches soldiers in an unusual way

    Mar 8, 2011

    Sitting on a toilet isn't a place one would normally expect to think about God. But the two-man chaplain team at Spin Boldak wants Soldiers to do just that.

  • Fort Huachuca Soldier Finds Peace by Going to War

    Mar 8, 2011

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - No one asks for stress and hard times in their life, but for one soldier, he is deeply thankful for the darkest moments of his life. Without those bleak, hopeless days, he would not be on the path he is today.

  • Retired Army Chaplain Becomes Auxiliary Bishop

    Mar 8, 2011

    Many retirees swap their business attire for shorts, but one retired Army chaplain hung up his black beret and Army camouflage uniform to don the "miter" hat and robes of a Roman Catholic bishop

  • Retreat means relationship refresher for Army Africa couples, families

    Mar 7, 2011

    Enjoying an afternoon of snow and sun, laughing children and smiling adults scatter along the sledding slop, whizzing down the hill or watching others go by in Garmisch, Germany. On a recent weekend 22 U.S. Army Africa couples and their 42 children went to Edelweiss Lodge and Resort for a Strong Bonds marriage retreat. "This weekend put our lives on pause so we could breathe each other in again," said Amiia Coffey, whose husband recently returned from deployment. "It let us step away from our crazy lives to focus on each other and how different we are."

  • New York Army National Guard Chaplain's Heroic Life Illustrates Story of the National Guard Cha

    Mar 3, 2011

    As the chaplain of the 69th Infantry, Father Francis P. Duffy inspired a generation of New York National Guardsmen during World War I. Now Maj. Gen. John Ellington, the National Guard's top chaplain, wants the story of Father Duffy - immortalized by actor Pat O'Brien in the 1940 movie "The Fighting 69th" -- will inspire a new generation of National Guard Chaplains and inform Soldiers and civilians about the military chaplaincy. A video that interlaces Father Duffy's story with the history of the chaplaincy, produced by the Air National Guard's TEC TV visual information center, will tell that story. It will be shown to chaplains, leaders, and anybody else who wants to know about the National Guard chaplaincy, Ellington said.

  • 'Duty Day with God' program offers relief to CAB Soldiers

    Feb 25, 2011

    "Lobos" Soldiers, assigned to 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), took the opportunity to go on a Duty Day with God led by Chaplain (Capt.) Tony Cech, battalion chaplain, 209th ASB, 25th CAB, to the Twin W.M. Keck Observatories on Mount Mauna Kea as a way to relax from training and provide a chance to talk with the chaplain.

  • Region's command chaplain speaks at National Prayer Luncheon

    Feb 25, 2011

    Using the biblical story of Jacob from the Old Testament as an allegory for humankind's relationship with God, Chaplain (Col.) Steven Berry, chaplain for the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, D.C., reminded an audience of more than 250 people at Club Meade that God is present everywhere -- even where we least expect.

  • APG pauses for prayer

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