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  • Faces of happiness

    Jun 14, 2012

    International Security Assistance Force Chaplain, Capt. Antonio Ortiz Guzman with an orphan during a donation mission at an girl's orphanage in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31. Ortiz led an ISAF volunteer community relations program which helps local population with school supplies, clothes and toys.

  • Youth kick starts summer with Vacation Bible School

    Jun 8, 2012

    Now that the school year is over, youth from Fort Stewart are exploring various activities that Vacation Bible School has to offer during the summer. With VBS's summer theme of "Amazing Wonders," youth from pre-k to sixth grade started a five-day program at the Main Post Chapel, June 4.

  • Schoolhouse named after Navy chaplain

    Jun 6, 2012

    In a ceremony Friday, the facility housing the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center was named "Stanley J. Beach Hall" in honor of a "living legend" in the Navy Chaplain Corps.

  • Humphreys hosts prayer breakfast

    Jun 4, 2012

    Praise, song and testimony filled the Super Gym on June 1, as United States Army Garrison Humphreys chaplains hosted a prayer breakfast. The National Day of Prayer is an annual event that was established by Congress in 1952.

  • Waltzing through marriage retreat brings intimacy, understanding

    May 25, 2012

    Romance and other key factors to a healthy marriage, were part of the teachings of Mark Gungor's "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" discussed at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat, May 18-20. More than 20 Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield couples participated in the retreat which was held at the Savannah Westin Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.

  • Missouri Guard chaplain works alongside Soldiers

    May 23, 2012

    U.S. Army Chaplain, Capt. Jason Smith, right, of the 311th Brigade Support Battalion, 110th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Mo. National Guard, addresses young people at a Guatemalan Christian youth center run by American missionaries. While deployed in support of Beyond the Horizon Guatemala 2012, a U.S. Army South-led humanitarian aid mission, Capt. Smith met the missionaries at a school reconstruction site and was invited to speak to the children that the center supports. (Photograph by Spc. Anthony D. Jones)

  • Pancake breakfast brings night shift workers together for fun, resiliency

    May 21, 2012

    HONOLULU - Because resiliency isn't just a 9-5 proposition, inclusive only to those who work when the sun shines, Tripler Army Medical Center's Care Provider Support Program, or CPSP, brought resiliency training to those who man the mission on what the rest of us consider "after hours" May 4, here.

  • Chief of Chaplains' prayer at Medal of Honor ceremony honoring SP4 Sabo

    May 17, 2012

    Washington D.C. (May 16, 2012) - Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford, 23rd Army Chief of Chaplains, delivered the invocation for the Medal of Honor ceremony honoring Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplain team engages Burundi counterparts

    May 15, 2012

    Recently, a two-man traveling contact team journeyed to the Defense Institute for Superior Army Training in Bujumbura, Burundi to work with 16 Burundi National Defense Force (BNDF) chaplains and psychologists with a focus on family counseling.

  • Resiliency is theme for Prayer Breakfast

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- The Fort Belvoir community focused on how faith plays a role in building resiliency, during the annual Installation Prayer Breakfast, May 3, at the Officer's Club. Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine, Edward Grinnan, spoke about how faith and resiliency helped him turn his life around. Grinnan was invited to the breakfast because of the magazine's relationship with Belvoir. Guideposts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions across America and the world, according to Richard V. Hopple Guideposts President and Chief Executive Officer.

  • Chaplains view film about martyred pastor

    May 10, 2012

    Fifty Army, Navy and Air Force chaplains gathered at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center May 1 to watch a documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theologian and Nazi resister who is widely considered a 20th century hero of faith to many in the American Christian and Jewish religious communities.

  • Day of Prayer brings people together

    May 10, 2012

    People came together at the Headquarters Chapel on Fort Rucker for a service to celebrate their faith during the National Day of Prayer May 3.

  • Presidio Chapel celebrates Day of Prayer

    May 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The National Day of Prayer was observed at the Presidio of Monterey Community Chapel on May 3. Keynote speaker for the event was Reverend James E. Shaw, Chaplain (Colonel), US Army, retired.

  • Service chiefs issue strategic direction to combat sexual assault

    May 9, 2012

    Despite years of concerted effort, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commandant of the Coast Guard are dissatisfied with progress made in reducing sexual assault in the military, and have released strategic direction to increase the emphasis on combating the crime.

  • Chaplains provide what supply cannot stock

    May 9, 2012

    Getting soldiers and families ready for deployment is a monumental undertaking. It is a puzzle with an untold number of moving parts. A big component of soldier readiness is spiritual guidance and counseling.

  • "Miracle" from Haiti blesses Yongsan

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do you remember it? The devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 displaced roughly three million people. Haiti needed humanitarian aid even before the incident but the earthquake made the situation far worse byincreasing the number of dead, injured and homeless.

  • Soldiers take time to participate in National Day of Prayer at FOB Salerno

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers deployed to Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, participated in the National Day of Prayer, a day chosen by Congress, when people are encouraged to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

  • TAPS Good Grief Camp looks for a few good mentors

    May 7, 2012

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides support to the Families of fallen service members, is looking for active-duty military and recent veterans in the Washington, D.C., area to volunteer as mentors to children and teens in the TAPS National Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

  • 'Provider' Soldiers on a getaway, learn about relationships

    May 3, 2012

    Single Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, visited downtown Jacksonville, Fla., for a Strong Bonds retreat April 27-29.

  • Soldiers perform CPR, help to save chaplain

    May 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 3, 2012) -- Staff Sgt. José Lozano can't explain the thought process that recently motivated him and others to perform actions that helped someone to continue on with his life.

  • Ministry 'sweet spot' leads chaplain to civilian service

    May 2, 2012

    Lieutenant colonel retires his military stole Sunday

  • Making a Difference One Soldier at a Time

    May 2, 2012

    In an environment where operations never seem to slow and everyone is on constant alert; soldiers very often begin to feel the effects of a sometimes chaotic and always demanding profession.

  • Leaders seek divine guidance during prayer breakfast

    Apr 25, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- In the midst of a year full of changes, Yongsan held a National Prayer Breakfast at the South Post Chapel, summoning Military Community members to join together in prayer for the country, its leaders, and its citizens, April 19.

  • DOD Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance

    Apr 21, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh meets a Holocaust survivor and lights a candle at the DOD Holocaust Remembrance Day Observance.

  • Fort Bragg single mothers, children bond at banquet

    Apr 20, 2012

    Single mothers came together with their children to break bread and to share their triumphs and challenges of being both a single parent and a Soldier serving in the Army at the first XVIII Airborne Corps Single Mother Banquet at the Fort Bragg Club, April 14.

  • Dempsey: TAPS represents best of America

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors signifies all that is good about America, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in Washington, D.C., April 18, 2012.

  • Few of the few to pray

    Apr 18, 2012

    The Army accounts for a small portion of the U.S. population, and one of the smallest group inside the Army is the female chaplain. Lt. Col. Rachel S. Coggins, United States Army Reserve Support Command Chaplain, who received her Ph.D. of ministry in women's studies from Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary, is a member of this small female chaplain group.

  • U.S. Army Africa chaplains continue engagements in Liberia

    Apr 16, 2012

    Returning from a second engagement, U.S. Army Africa Chaplain (Maj.) Allen Staley, and Command Chap. (Col.) Gary Brown from 21st Theater Support Command, worked with more than 20 Liberian Armed Forces chaplains during a Chaplain Professionalization Seminar in Monrovia, Liberia.

  • Vanguard UMT strengthens Soldiers' spiritual fitness with prayer breakfast

    Apr 13, 2012

    In an effort to foster good fellowship and boost Soldier morale, the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division's Unit Ministry Team hosted an opportunity for divine dining, March 27.

  • Chaplain training center at Fort Bragg receives award of excellence

    Apr 13, 2012

    The Watters Family Life Chaplain Training Center not only impacts the installation, but also extends beyond its physical parameters. In recognition of that work, the center recently received an award for excellence in ministry from the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, which was presented April 4, during a noon, community luncheon at the center.

  • Volunteers help Yongsan be Army Strong

    Apr 12, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The army of Volunteers on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan helps Servicemembers, Families and the entire Community in many ways. The Volunteer of the Year ceremony on April 20 is a reminder of the behind-the-scenes work that goes on all over the garrison every day.

  • Easter service delivers message of hope

    Apr 12, 2012

    There are only a few times each year when Soldiers and families can really celebrate faith and hope.

  • Quick thinking Good Samaritan saves woman's life

    Apr 11, 2012

    Ordinary drive to church turns into life saving venture for SMDC contractor

  • Easter Sunrise Service at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 10, 2012

    Thousands observed the annual Easter Sunrise Service hosted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington Command Chaplain.

  • Chiefs of Chaplains Visit Sabalu-Harrison and tour DFIP

    Apr 8, 2012

  • Buddhist New Year celebrated at Lewis-McChord

    Apr 6, 2012

    The next time you're faced with a delay, consider practicing mindfulness rather than losing yourself in impatience.

  • Fort Drum NCO earns 'Best Warrior' title

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One of Fort Drum's own proved his mettle and bested his competition during the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Atlantic Region's Best Warrior Competition at Fort Jackson, S.C., last month.

  • Army Chief of Chaplains speaks at Fort Meade prayer luncheon

    Apr 5, 2012

    Army Chief of Chaplains (Maj. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford spoke at at Fort Meade's National Prayer Luncheon held March 28 at Club Meade.

  • Science and Faith: Armaments engineer authors book on faith

    Apr 2, 2012

    Naomi Zirkind began her book as an educational tool for her daughters. Later, she decided the book would have value for a broader audience. When a drive for perfection slowed her down, something she often heard military officers say provided the momentum she needed to push forward.

  • 'Compass' guides teens toward resilience

    Mar 30, 2012

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart's Religious Support Office hosted "Compass," a resilience retreat for community youth, March 2-3 at the Patch Barracks Religious Education Center.

  • Westphal: Diversity is Army's strength, leadership it's cornerstone

    Mar 30, 2012

    Emphasizing the importance of diversity and leadership within the U.S. Army, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal delivered the keynote address to more than 175 cadets during the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras' ROTC ball.

  • First Cup offers CAB Soldiers Morale Boost

    Mar 17, 2012

    The First Cup is a place where visitors can find an array of items and services to fulfill their spiritual needs or relax after a day at work. It is comprised of a coffee counter, movie lounge, library, internet café, phone room, and a gaming lounge all comprised of donations from various people and organizations.

  • Chaplain schools celebrate Purim

    Mar 15, 2012

    On March 8, Jews all over the world celebrated the feast of Purim, the most joyous holiday in the religious calendar.

  • Rabbi travels throughout Afghanistan, web to minister to service members

    Mar 10, 2012

    The only U.S. military rabbi currently serving in Afghanistan travels regularly from his base at Kandahar Air Field to other military camps and uses the Internet to reach his congregation.

  • Families broken: Two women survive drunk drivers, make choice to help others

    Mar 2, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- This year in the U.S., 10,839 people will die in drunk driving related automobile crashes -- one every 50 minutes. One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetimes. These sobering statistics became more than numbers for two Louisiana women impacted by people who took the wheel after drinking.

  • TAMC Prayer Breakfast encourages winning warrior spirit

    Mar 2, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - An annual National Prayer Breakfast was held, here, Feb. 28, and Tripler was honored to host the Army Medicine Chaplain, Col. Mike Tarvin, as the keynote speaker.

  • Chief of Chaplains delivers message of trust at luncheon

    Mar 1, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Guests of the installation's annual National Prayer Luncheon heard a message of hope, encouraging them to trust in God and pray for their leaders, at the Top of the Bay Feb. 15.

  • 120th IN Bde. enhances Soldier life skills

    Feb 27, 2012

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The 120th Infantry Brigade sponsored Strong Bonds training for 12 single Division West Soldiers at the Great Wolf Lodge here Feb. 10-12.

  • Bishop recalls King letter at prayer breakfast

    Feb 10, 2012

    In 1963, a young minister by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. drafted a letter as he sat in a Birmingham, Ala., jail after being arrested for participating in a non-violent protest against racial segregation by Birmingham's city government and local retailers. The letter would be published in numerous magazines and newspapers and read in many homes across the nation, including that of a young boy named Richard.

  • Simple act of caring crosses cultural borders

    Feb 10, 2012

    A terrible accident involving Indian contractors working for the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, led to a simple act of compassion recently that revealed the cultural barriers that both separate and bind us all together.

  • Fort Drum's senior chaplain talks stigma

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Although he understands why 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers returning from war might feel stigmatized for struggling with issues like post-traumatic stress, Fort Drum's senior chaplain wants the community to know there is no dishonor in asking for help. Chaplain (Col.) Darrell Thomsen Jr., who recently took over as senior installation chaplain, likened the invisible wounds that Soldiers often receive to the fractured leg of a football player who temporarily leaves the game.

  • U.S., Iraqi pastors connect through Christian faith at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    the United States continues to nurture its partnership with the Iraqi people and U.S. Army Christian chaplains from Fort Bragg and two Iraqi Christian pastors, Reverends Aziz Makadsi and Joseph Francis, came together to share ideas and stories during a pastor meeting at John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel Jan. 27.

  • 82nd Airborne chaplain assistant speaks at NCO Induction ceremony

    Jan 31, 2012

  • New Jersey Army Reserve Soldier receives 'Chaplain of the Year' Award

    Jan 30, 2012

    Chaplain (Capt.) Karen A. Hallett (third from left) was presented the 'Chaplain of the Year' award at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Convention in Washington, D.C. Jan. 30, 2012. Hallett is pictured following the awards ceremony with Col. Kristina D. Moeller, USARC Chaplain, Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and Rev. Ron Brovold. (Photo: 1st Lt. Jae Bin Ahn)

  • USARAF chaplains partner with Liberian chaplains

    Jan 27, 2012

    Following more than a decade of civil war and destruction, citizens of Liberia are slowly recovering from traumatic events that disrupted their way of life. With the help of the U.S. Army, the Armed Forces of Liberia is being reconstructed to develop a more successful and modern military -- one of those ways is through their chaplaincy.

  • U.S., Iraqi pastors connect through Christian faith at Fort Bragg

    Jan 27, 2012

    Although the mission in Iraq was completed as part of Operation New Dawn in December 2011, the United States continues to nurture its partnership with the Iraqi people.

  • Chaplain assembles 'call to purity'

    Jan 26, 2012

    Last year a group from ChapelNext, a contemporary Protestant congregation met at Bayonet Chapel to figure out how to improve spiritual resiliency at Fort Jackson.

  • Army chaplain attributes life experience to success with Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When people think of a new recruit, they might envision a fresh-faced high school or college graduate ready to conquer the world, not someone with a whole other life of experiences.

  • Air Force captain becomes Army specialist in career change

    Jan 13, 2012

    Going from green to gold is a familiar transformation in the Army. But switching from being an officer to an enlisted man while changing service branches is far less common. Yet that's exactly what Joe Newsom did, choosing to continue serving the best way he knew how.

  • U.S. Army Africa Chaplains lead combat-stress training in Burundi

    Jan 4, 2012

    Two U.S. Army Africa chaplains traveled to Bujumbura, Burundi, to lead a five-day training symposium in partnership with Burundi Ministry of Defense medical providers and chaplains to develop strategies to reduce adverse responses to combat-related stress.

  • On duty Christmas Eve: Soldier courage, faith & remembrance

    Dec 24, 2011

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- "I remember times bunkered down as rounds impacted near-by, but I don't think it was ever at the magnitude these men endured," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rachel D. Weimar, a four-time war Iran/Iraq War Veteran from Cleveland, Minnesota, who lit candles today to honor Soldiers who celebrated Christmas Eve 1944 in the De Schark Caves here before facing the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Army's first Buddhist chaplain serving 11th Engineer Bn.

    Dec 15, 2011

    Capt. Thomas Dyer became the Army's first Buddhist chaplain in 2008 when he was accessioned through the Tennessee National Guard. Last year, a second-generation Thai joined him in the chaplain corps. In the early 1990s, the Army endorsed both the Islamic and Buddhist faiths, creating positions for chaplains, he said. The branch got its first Muslim chaplain in 1996, but the Buddhist slot went unfilled for another dozen years.

  • Spouses of deployed Soldiers learn to cope

    Dec 14, 2011

    -- Is anyone ever really prepared to have to explain to a child that his or her daddy is deployed? You want to assure the child that daddy is safe and daddy will be home soon. How does a mother convince her child of these things when she is not truly convinced herself? Deciding the right words to say to a child was a topic of discussion from Dec. 3-5 at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch, Germany, during a Deployed Spouses Retreat where 15 spouses from the 527th Military Police Company, 709th MP Battalion., 18th MP Brigade, created a strong bond to work through common struggles regarding the deployment of their loved ones.

  • Chapel ringers chime at Kennedy Center

    Dec 13, 2011

    Holiday music composed centuries ago came to life Dec. 6 on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage compliments of the Chapel Ringers.

  • Relive Christmas 1944 in special De Schark Cave service

    Dec 12, 2011

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- Thanks to Mr. van Grinsven, a Dutch Monk and an eyewitness to the Holy Mass held in the De Schark Caves Dec. 24, 1944, we can imagine what it was like for approximately 300 U.S. Soldiers who sought refuge there to celebrate Christmas Eve…

  • Strong Bonds Lite: Innovative chapel program serves Soldiers, families

    Dec 12, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With budgets being slashed Army-wide, military chaplains are finding innovative ways to continue serving Soldiers and their families. That "resiliency" is not only evident in the services, support and programs they provide but also in the content of the training shared.

  • Youths find spiritual enrichment in Awana

    Dec 9, 2011

    The words Nathaniel Enriquez, 8, uses to describe why he enjoys the Awana religious education program are a testament to its popularity among children.

  • Strong bonds: Fort Bragg couples get more than a weekend getaway

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg Soldiers and spouses found out the key to a strong, healthy relationships during the Strong Bonds retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., Dec. 2 to 4. They learn that the important skill sets of functioning as a team on the battlefield, it is equally important for them to effectively connect and communicate in a relationship with their spouse or significant other.

  • Catholic chaplain in Japan bestowed with 'Order of Holy Sepulchre' honor from Vatican

    Dec 7, 2011

    Chaplain (Maj.) Paul G. Passamonti, the Catholic chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Japan, was invested in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during a Solemn Mass held Oct. 29 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

  • 3d ESC Chaplain speaks at Roosevelt Perry Elementary

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (November 22, 2011) -- While deployed to combat zones, Soldiers face many different hardships.

  • For one Kenyan, military service a testimony of faith

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan -- You may have guessed by his accent that Chaplain (Maj.) David Waweru is not native to the United States of America. But, where is he from? How did he find himself serving in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom?

  • Army chaplain in waiting runs away with Marine Corps Marathon

    Nov 18, 2011

  • Afghan religious cultural advisors partner with U.S. religious support teams

    Nov 16, 2011

    Religious cultural advisors from the Afghan Air Force and the Afghan National Army met with U.S. Army religious support teams from the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 15, 2011, to further expand an evolving partnership.

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Army dedicates new chapel at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 1, 2011

    The Installation Chaplain's Office at Fort Leonard Wood plans to host a Ribbon Cutting and Chapel Dedication Service at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 1, at the new Main Post Chapel, Building 608. The event is being held to celebrate the completion of the 32,900-square-foot facility, to recognize key individuals involved in the project and to officially mark the chapel's opening.

  • Monument Recognizes Jewish Chaplains' Sacrifices

    Oct 25, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 24, 2011 -- The sacrifices of 14 rabbis killed on active military service are now recognized on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery here. Many of the rabbis' family members attended the dedication ceremony on Chaplains Hill, and hundreds attended a larger ceremony at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater today.

  • Army recruiters excel in medical, special missions in 2011

    Oct 25, 2011

    Recruiting Command's Medical Recruiting Brigade achieved a record number of medical specialty missions in fiscal Year 2011.

  • Soldiers at Camp Marmal christen new place of worship

    Oct 24, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Marmal came together for the dedication ceremony of the new Camp Marmal Chapel, Sept. 25.

  • Luncheon enlightens community of spiritual resiliency

    Oct 21, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - As community members from the Marne Division continue to graduate from Master Resiliency Training, the Third Infantry Division held the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Spiritual Resiliency Luncheon at Club Stewart, Oct. 13.

  • Spotlight on: Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles "Chip" Fields

    Oct 12, 2011

    Learn more about ACC Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles "Chip" Fields

  • Faithful follower ministers to deployed soldiers

    Oct 3, 2011

    BAGHDAD - When soldiers deploy around the world, far from home, in harm's way, many look to their faith to help them though. The military's ministry follows them to ensure chaplains are there when they are needed. Victory Base Complex in Iraq is no different as the soldiers of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have their own faithful followers.

  • Bayonet soldiers observe Rosh Hashanah in Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

  • Strong Bonds tightens family ties

    Sep 26, 2011

    The Strong Bonds retreat was a great success. This story features one of more than 125 families that participated.

  • Chaplains build crosscultural bridges at Natural Fire 2011 in Zanzibar

    Sep 22, 2011

    For the bilateral, multinational Natural Fire 11 exercise in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Ambassador Alfonso Lenhart, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, knows the importance of religious leaders in this region of Africa, so as part of the State Department's effort to reach out to the local community and establish contacts, the U.S. Embassy requested the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa employ a U.S. Army imam, an Islamic religious leader, to be part of the Natural Fire exercise. Enter Chaplain (Maj.) Dawud Agbere of U.S. Army Central.

  • Chaplains build bridges of a different kind at Natural Fire 11

    Sep 22, 2011

    For the bilateral, multinational Natural Fire 11 exercise in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Ambassador Alfonso Lenhart, U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, knows the importance of religious leaders in this region of Africa, so as part of the State Department's effort to reach out to the local community and establish contacts, the U.S. Embassy requested the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa employ a U.S. Army Imam, an Islamic religious leader, to be part of the Natural Fire exercise. Enter Chaplain (Maj.) Dawud Agbere of the U.S. Army Central.

  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal tri-signed letter (PDF download)

    Sep 20, 2011

    Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal tri-signed letter

  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

    Sep 20, 2011

    Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." The law is repealed.

  • The Young Calling

    Sep 19, 2011

    "Before I joined the Army, I was a local church minister," said Chaplain (Cpt.) Young Jin Jung, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division. "During which time I met with Soldiers, held several counselings, and made up my mind to become a chaplain--but I didn't have a green card." "As an immigrant there was a limitation to my ministry in the Los Angeles area," continued the South Korea native. "But a door was opened through the (Military Accessions to Vital National Interest) program; I was blessed to find the right place for my ministry."

  • The Young Calling

    Sep 19, 2011

    Chaplain (Cpt.) Young Jin Jung finds the right place for his ministry in serving the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division.

  • ASC Soldiers join neighbors for 9/11 observances

    Sep 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in 9/11 commemorative events across Iowa and Illinois.

  • Pentagon workers remember those who perished on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2011

    Military and civilian workers filled the Pentagon auditorium Friday for a memorial service to reflect on the friends and co-workers lost nearly 10 years ago after a plane hijacked by terrorists slammed into the west side of the building killing 189.

  • Fort McCoy Religious Support employee receives Excellence Through Diversity Award

    Sep 8, 2011

    Fort McCoy, Wis. -- The management services assistant for the installation Religious Support Office (RSO) received this year's Fort McCoy Excellence Through Diversity Award. Linda Higbee was honored for her efforts to advance women, minorities and individuals with disabilities in the federal government and her service as a mentor in both the government and in the local community. Blaine Markuson, acting director for the U.S. Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity Office at Fort McCoy, said Higbee demonstrates daily her dedication to professionalism and diversity in her assistance to numerous Soldiers, their Families, veterans and civilians, according to the narrative nomination. "She is especially responsive to women veterans, minorities and older veterans or disabled veterans," Markuson said. "She faithfully administers the (RSO's) Operation Helping Hand fund to individuals in financial need with no regard to their race, religion, gender or disability."

  • ECC chaplain enjoys serving both God, country

    Sep 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moved by the beauty of the Mass and wanting to play a leading role in it, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jose Herrera decided to become a Catholic priest almost 22 years ago.

  • Clergy reflect on spiritual resiliency at Fort Drum since 9/11

    Sep 7, 2011

    In life's storms, God is often viewed as a last resort, noted Chaplain (Col.) Thomas L. Dudley, Fort Drum installation chaplain. Trouble seems to be one of life's greatest compulsions for turning hearts heavenward.

  • Reserve Chaplain bridges gap during UFG

    Sep 6, 2011

    CAMP WALKER, DAEGU, Republic of Korea -- Army Chaplains spend their days offering advice to Soldiers and are the spiritual advisors for commanders; during Ulchi Freedom Guardian one Reserve chaplain took on a much different role. When the commanding general of the 200th Military Police Command needed to communicate his thoughts and intent with his Republic of Korea counterparts, he looked toward Chaplain (Capt.) Barnabas Kim.

  • ECC chaplain promoted at Redstone

    Sep 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command held a promotion ceremony for its chaplain Sept. 1.

  • Taking religion to the battlefield

    Sep 1, 2011

    At the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, next to the director for the Center for Spiritual Leadership resides Chaplain (Col.) Dan Ames, the director of the Center for World Religions.

  • USARAF chaplains focus on combat, operational stress during Namibia symposium

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Deputy Command Chaplain (LTC) Clyde Scott and Operations Chaplain Assistant Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Eye along with more than 25 chaplains and assistant chaplains of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) participated in the Namibia Chaplain Symposium Aug. 22-25.

  • Catholic Chaplain Grateful For Presence At Redstone

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The call to the priesthood and chaplaincy with the Army has never been about Maj. Jose Herrera, but rather, the connection he can provide others to Christ.

  • Command breakfast feeds spiritual fitness

    Aug 30, 2011

    U.S. Army Cadet Command holds a Spiritual Fitness Breakfast, featuring TRADOC Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Stice as the guest speaker.

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