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  • 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

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground community members pray for Soldiers and the nation during the National Prayer Breakfast event at the APG North recreation center Feb. 10.

  • Deputy Chief of Chaplains nominated for second star

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford for promotion to the grade of major general and assignment as Chief of Chaplains, United States Army. Chaplain BG Rutherford became the 23rd Deputy Chief of Chaplains, United States Army, on November 16, 2007.

  • Fort Leonard Wood soldiers get SHARP on sexual assault training

    Feb 18, 2011

  • Valentine's Day dinner helps build romance, relationships

    Feb 17, 2011

    On Feb. 11, the U.S. Army Garrison Chaplain's Office hosted a Valentine's Day dinner at The Commons at Fort McPherson to help inspire and encourage romances and friendships. The event, attended by 178 people, celebrated the importance of relationships and provided a forum for people to interact with one another and strengthen their bonds over the course of a meal provided by The Commons staff.

  • Worship service in the desert

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • Chaplain assistant on mission to boost morale

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • 'Don't Ask' repeal training set to begin

    Feb 14, 2011

    Training will begin shortly for experts in certain specialties and leaders as part of the plan for finalizing repeal of the law that bars gay men, lesbians and bisexuals from serving openly in the military, the chief of staff for the Defense Department's repeal implementation team said here today.

  • Stained-glass windows preserve Paratrooper history

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. has its legacy chronicled in a thoroughly unique way - with stained-glassed windows. In July 1976, seven windows were installed in the Division's Memorial Chapel, depicting the division's actions in World War I, World War II, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.

  • Four chaplains honored at ceremony in South Korea

    Feb 14, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - During a ceremony at Memorial Chapel here Feb. 3, the chapel conference room was dedicated to four chaplains who made the ultimate sacrifice in 1943.

  • For God and Country

    Feb 12, 2011

    One Chaplain's devotion and dedication to serve God and the Soldiers of his unit.

  • Retreat provides relationship refresh for III Corps couples

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Army is committed to helping its families work on their relationships. Through modules such as the Chaplain Corps-sponsored Strong Bonds program, Army couples are offered tools and tips to help with the tough times or further strengthen already strong marriages and relationships.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Army Reserve chaplain highlights Soldiers' sacrifices in new Civil War novel

    Feb 11, 2011

  • Spouses form strong bonds

    Feb 10, 2011

    Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, spouses participated in a Strong Bonds retreat Jan. 28-29 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

  • Strong Bonds family retreat teaches communication, values

    Feb 8, 2011

    The chaplain's office of 99th Regional Support Command hosted a Strong Bonds family enrichment retreat in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Jan. 28-30.

  • Millionth Soldier takes the Global Assessment Tool

    Feb 8, 2011

    The Army reached a major milestone last week when the millionth Soldier took the "Global Assessment Tool."

  • Changing of the Stole marks arrival of new spiritual leadership

    Feb 6, 2011

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - A Changing of the Stole ceremony, presided by Lt. Col. Chad Arcand, USAG Schinnen Garrison Commander, was held to mark the change in the spiritual leadership in the tri-border community Feb. 6 in the JFC Brunssum Chapel.

  • Yama Sakura participants uplift souls

    Feb 2, 2011

    U. S. Soldiers and members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force participating in Yama Sakura 59 combined forces to encourage children at an orphanage Jan. 29 near Camp Kengun, Japan.

  • Rear detachment chaplain plans retirement, looks forward to worshipping from the pews with Family

    Feb 2, 2011

    A died-in-the-wool chaplain with 32 years of military service and 30 years of ministering to Soldiers and Families is retiring.

  • Chiarelli expects increase in behavioral health needs

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army's vice chief of staff opened the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium by predicting an increase in the number of Soldiers suffering from depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Fort Riley officials showcase new resiliency campus

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director, visited Fort Riley Jan. 28 to assist leaders in opening the post's new resiliency campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Resiliency Learning Center on Custer Hill.

  • Picatinny Army Community Service opens new facility

    Jan 28, 2011

    After years of planning by the Army Community Service and about 11 months of renovations, Picatinny Arsenal's new Army Community Readiness and Support Center opened on Jan. 11.

  • Prayer breakfast set for next week

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Tom Mullins, founder of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will be the guest speaker for the Fort Jackson observance of the National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 a.m., Feb. 4, at the NCO Club.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • Chaplain shines as Task Force Currahee's beacon of faith

    Jan 26, 2011

    His daily ritual consists of stopping by and checking in: "Hello, How is everybody'" "Hope all is well!" "God Bless you," he says, his words reflecting kindness, appreciation and his Southern accent.

  • First female chaplain assistant joins Black Dagger team

    Jan 26, 2011

    The Black Daggers conduct choreographed jumps out of helicopters, airplanes, into stadiums, fairs and events across the country from heights of up to 13,000 feet, but this is the first time in their history a female chaplain assistant has joined their team.

  • Chaplains prepare deployed aviation brigade for return to Fort Riley

    Jan 26, 2011

    Army chaplains with a Fort Riley, Kan., aviation brigade are busy preparing their unit for its return from a year-long tour in Iraq this spring.

  • Special delivery: Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, deliver baby from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2011

    Alright, listen up all you deployed dads (especially if you're an expectant father): you can take an active role in the birth of your child, even if you're stationed in a combat zone. All it takes is commitment, a little ingenuity, and Skype. Just ask Chaplain (Capt.) Joseph Palermo, who recently coached his wife Katherine through the birthing process. Separated by several continents, they both welcomed their daughter, Anna Grace, into the world.

  • Witness to assassination recalls days with King

    Jan 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, who was with Dr. Martin Luther King when an assassin's bullet felled him on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, spoke to an audience of Soldiers and military employees during a commemorative ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground Jan. 6.

  • Special delivery

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, help deliver baby from Afghanistan

  • Soldier reflects on how humans pull together - regardless of faith

    Jan 21, 2011

    Avi Behar, a 23-year-old lieutenant from Cherry Hill, N.J., was deployed to command a convoy mission in western Afghanistan last August, just a month before the Jewish new year. Since he was profiled in the Jewish Exponent, the young officer has shared occasional letters about his experiences.

  • Chaplain Fleury brings healing touch to High Desert

    Jan 13, 2011

    Fort Irwin and National Training Center chaplain Lt. Col. Joseph Fleury had dreams of healing others as a child, but in the physical rather than the spiritual sense. However, all that changed when he was knocked out of bed at the tender age of 14 and answered the call to the priesthood a year later. The next 40 years have been marked by 30 moves around the globe as Chaplain Fleury is a healer of spirits and souls.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood USO

    Jan 6, 2011

  • With his mission complete Chaplain Newton leaves the High Desert

    Jan 5, 2011

    Much like Nehemiah, who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem in the fifth century B.C., Chaplain (Col.) Dennis Newton arrived at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with a similar God-given task and almost three years later, his work is done as he heads to Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Suicide Prevention Alliance focuses on troops, veterans

    Jan 4, 2011

    The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention last week announced that troops and veterans, identified as a high-risk group, were added because of their increased suicide rates.

  • Lifeliners conduct 'Big Drop II'

    Dec 24, 2010

    101st Sustainment Brigade and Unit Ministry Team team up for special Christmas aerial delivery mission.

  • Riggers, chaplain ready for 'The Big Drop' in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    The unit ministry team and riggers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade teamed up to prepare for 101 air drops slated to take place next week. The "Big Drop" will bring 101 bundles of care packages and other supplies to service members in two dozen remote Forward Operating Bases across Regional Command-East.

  • Pentagon celebrates the season of Hanukkah

    Dec 21, 2010

    Hanukkah, the Hebrew word, meaning ''dedication," is the Jewish festival of lights, celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.

  • DoD to carefully plan 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal implementation

    Dec 21, 2010

    The Defense Department will "move out carefully, deliberately and purposefully" to implement the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell law," a Pentagon spokesman said today.

  • Mother: 'God put those Soldiers there'

    Dec 20, 2010

    After saving a 21-year-old civilian trapped in a burning truck, three members of the 1-509th Infantry received the Soldier's Medal Dec. 15 at Fort Polk, La.

  • Final holiday prayer breakfast points people on path to treasure

    Dec 20, 2010

    The Fort McPherson U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Chaplain Office had its last holiday prayer breakfast Dec. 9 to allow the community one last chance to meet before celebrating the holidays with their Families. Guest speaker Chap. (Col.) Michael Tarvin, command chaplain, U.S. Army Forces Command, elaborated on Bible passage Matthew 6:19-20, which states, "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven."

  • PWOC sends Christmas blessings overseas

    Dec 20, 2010

    This year, thanks to the efforts of the Fort McPherson Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC), the needy in other countries will have a better Christmas. The PWOC worked with Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an organization that supplies relief gifts to children from countries all over the world, to send shoeboxes full of gifts to needy Families.

  • ASC and JMC ministry teams offer Advent series

    Dec 17, 2010

    The weekly services are part of a four-part series that began on Monday, Nov. 29. The services continue through Monday Dec. 20, at 11:30 a.m. in the Caisson Room of Building 60, and are open to the RIA community.

  • COP Charkh Soldiers celebrate Catholic Mass

    Dec 16, 2010

    Soldiers assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, celebrated Catholic Mass at Combat Outpost Charkh here Dec. 10. This was the first Mass offered at COP Charkh since August due to the non-availability of a Catholic chaplain.

  • Retreat in the Rockies: 43rd SB hosts Strong Bonds retreat

    Dec 16, 2010

    Nineteen spouses and 45 children of deployed Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., participated in a weekend retreat Dec. 3 at the Emerald Lodge located at the YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park as part of the Strong Bonds program.

  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Dec 15, 2010

    The video, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," takes a look at the meaning behind the song, including reflections from World War II veterans. It's brought to you by the North Dakota National Guard's Chaplains Office and the musical talents of the Blenders.

  • Spiritual Fitness Can 'Lighten Load' for Troops, Families

    Dec 15, 2010

    Spiritual fitness can help "lighten the load" for servicemembers and their families, whether they're facing combat, dealing with health issues or just managing the day-to-day stressors of military life, the Army's chief of chaplains said.

  • US Army Africa attends World AIDS Day event in Namibia

    Dec 14, 2010

    Two U.S. Army Africa chaplains recently traveled more than 4,000 miles to participate in the Ministry of Defence/Namibia Defence Force World AIDS Day ceremony in Windhoek, Namibia.

  • Helping those in need far away

    Dec 13, 2010

    Members of the Protestant Women of the Chapel pose Nov. 17 with some of the 45 shoeboxes of gifts sent overseas as part of Operation Christmas Child, a project that supplies children in remote locations with toys and basic necessities.

  • 'Strong Bonds' fortify 25th CAB couples marital bond

    Dec 8, 2010

    Thirty couples from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) attended an Army Strong Bonds Retreat (SBR) located at the Hale Koa, in Honolulu, Nov. 17-19. SBR is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The retreat or "get away" provides a fun, safe and secure environment for couples to address the impact of relocations, deployments and military lifestyle stressors.

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    Dec 7, 2010


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