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  • 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.

  • Chapel complex opens, becomes center of faith on Fort Hood

    Aug 26, 2011

    Fort Hood opened its state-of-the-art facility aimed at enhancing the spiritual fitness of Soldiers and families Aug. 15, 2011, with a dedication ceremony.

  • Cavalry commander reflects on tour of duty

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Statistics often tell only part of a story, but when it comes to raw numbers, the tale of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command lingers as one of precision and triumph over adversity.

  • Helping chaplains help themselves

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, amid student-filled halls and breezeways, a quiet office with a few military personnel and one civilian serves as the Chaplain Corps' foundation for spiritual mentoring.

  • Chaplain candidates training at Fort McCoy

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Chaplain Candidate (1st Lt.) Momo Larmena is trekking around Fort McCoy, visiting various Army venues and scenarios for four weeks as part of the chaplain-candidate training program. One of his McCoy stops was at the Soldier Readiness Center, visiting mobilizing and demobilizing Soldiers. Larmena went along with other installation chaplains on those visits, as Installation Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Lawson explained, "shadowing." Larmena's trek toward the religious ministry and military chaplaincy came from a more violent background than for most ministers or chaplains-to-be.

  • Army Reserve, ASIST training helping Soldiers take care of Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2011

    The training was called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST. The trainees are a collection of volunteers, Soldiers and Family members from the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command.

  • Finding truth in Tomb of the Unknowns

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery may be our most sacred national site. The marble sarcophagus was quarried in Colorado, fabricated in Vermont and final carvings were made in Virginia. The remains of Soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War lie in rest there. The Soldier from the Vietnam War was identified and exhumed in 1998.

  • Make Today Count

    Aug 18, 2011

    This is a spiritual-type commentary, one of our weekly Chaplain's Corner articles, written by one of many chaplains who serve in and around the National Capital Region. It is suitable for all faiths and for anyone who has a family, blood relative or not.

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 14, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.

  • The Sky’s the Limit during 99th RSC Annual Training

    Aug 11, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 10, 2011 " The sound of twin-engine rotor blades slicing through the air and the sight of Soldiers occupying their objective after exiting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter marked the beginning of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day annual training event.

  • Kenyan chaplains visit Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

    Aug 10, 2011

    Chaplains from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Religious Affairs office welcomed three Kenyan Ministry of Defense (KMoD) chaplains to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, recently, during a U.S. military professional chaplaincy familiarization visit. Catholic Bishops (Cols.) Alfred Rotich and Paul Simuyu, and Muslim Imam (Lt. Col.) Mohammed Ahmed met with U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Franken, CJTF-HOA commander, and visited several camp locations including the chapel, the Muslim prayer tent, and the Fleet and Family Services Center.

  • Post celebrates joint Chaplain and JAG Corps' birthdays

    Aug 9, 2011

    On July 28 the Fort Gordon community celebrated the Chaplain and Judge Advocate General’s birthday with a cake cutting in the Café Conference of the Signal Towers.

  • Stryker Sunday Service

    Aug 9, 2011

    Soldier training at the National Training Center, California not only stay physically strong, they also stay mentally and spiritually strong.

  • Arrowhead Soldiers receive spiritual guidance at NTC

    Aug 7, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - For some Arrowhead Soldiers of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, attending religious services creates a fresh start to a new week in the Mojave Desert at the National Training Center in Southern California.

  • Third Army hosts 236th anniversary of Chaplain Corps

    Aug 4, 2011

    Third Army celebrated the 236 year history of the Chaplain Corps July 29. The celebration included a scripture reading, speech about the history of the Chaplain Corps, a performance by the Camp Arifjan Gospel Choir, and a punch bowl ceremony.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 236 years

    Aug 4, 2011

    Chaplains from across the nation gathered at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 29, to reflect on the strength of the U.S. Army’s Chaplain’s Corps. The anniversary celebration consisted of a memorial wreath laying ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a luncheon.

  • Army Chaplaincy Has Musical Birthday Party

    Aug 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Live band music provided the backdrop for lunch Friday at the Sparkman Cafeteria. And there was an historic reason for it.

  • First Army celebrates 236th Chaplaincy anniversary

    Jul 29, 2011

    A small and enthusiastic group of First Army Soldiers and civilians participated in a two-mile spiritual run on a warm and humid mid-western morning to celebrate the 236th Chaplaincy Corp anniversary July 29.

  • Chaplain Corps turns 236 with new strength

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Army Chaplain Corps is marking its 236th anniversary July 29 with a new chief, peak numbers and unprecedented diversity.

  • Installation chaplain delivers first post sermon

    Jul 28, 2011

    Installation Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Sid A. Taylor Sr delivered his first sermon on post July 21 at the Courses Clubhouse before a group of about 55 people from the Main Post Chapel's Protestant Congregation during the group's monthly prayer breakfast.

  • Bliss celebrated 236th Chaplain Corps anniversary July 21

    Jul 27, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Soldiers and civilians from Fort Bliss’ Office of the Senior Chaplain, joined by chaplains and chaplains’ assistants from across the installation, and their families, celebrated the 236th anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps with a luncheon at the Office of the Senior Chaplain building on main post July 21.

  • Chaplain Corps reflects on storied past

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Chaplain Corps has long been the protectors of the Soldiers’ spirit. As the Army Chaplain Corps celebrates its 236th birthday, many chaplains on Fort Stewart have taken the time to reflect on their time in service, and what the history of the Corps means to them.

  • Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver's retirement ceremony

    Jul 25, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosted the retirement ceremony for Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, chief of chaplains, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 22,2011. Carver's wife, Sunny, was also recognized.

  • A walk to remember

    Jul 25, 2011

    Armed with the pamphlet, people can learn about the storied past of some of Fort McPherson’s oldest buildings and how they have changed over the years, not only in function, but sometimes in name and appearance. With Fort McPherson scheduled to close in less than two months (and with many individuals duties decreasing), now is a perfect time to enjoy the summer weather and take a stroll through Fort McPherson’s past, take some pictures and make some memories before it is all gone.

  • Army bids farewell to chief of chaplains

    Jul 22, 2011

    After four years as the chief of chaplains, and more than 30 years of service, Chap. Douglas L. Carver, a major general, retired from the Army.

  • Rutherford assumes role as chief of Army chaplains

    Jul 22, 2011

    Just minutes after being promoted to major general, the Army's 23rd deputy chief of chaplains was sworn in as the 23rd chief of chaplains in a ceremony at Memorial Chapel aboard Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal certified by President Obama

    Jul 22, 2011

    Based on recommendations from military leaders, President Barack Obama has certified to Congress that the U.S. armed forces are prepared for repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law.

  • Strong Bonds makes for strong leaders

    Jul 20, 2011

    Senior leaders assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division attended a Strong Bonds marriage retreat July 15 - 17 on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

  • Tigershark mechanic baptized at FOB Salerno

    Jul 19, 2011

    A soldier deployed with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Tigershark, was baptized at the Forward Operating Base Salerno chapel July 17.

  • Tigershark Chaplain delivers Sunday service

    Jul 19, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Seung-Il Suh, the chaplain of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Tigershark, delivered a sermon and prayers at a Sunday service July 17. During the service he also performed a baptism ceremony on another Tigershark Soldier.

  • Soldiers volunteer for Extreme Makeover project

    Jul 15, 2011

    Ty Pennington, and the crew from “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” greeted Barbara Summey Marshall and residents, Judy Hilburn, Niki Harper and her two sons, Keyon Taft, 10, and Kelli Carmon, 16, of the Jubilee House as she answered her front door with the well-known, wake-up call - “G-o-o-d M-o-r-n-i-n-g!”

  • Services deliver ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal input

    Jul 14, 2011

    All of the services and combatant commands have provided their input to the Defense Department in advance of the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that bans gays from serving openly in the military, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

  • Wiesbaden gets first 'sacred shelter'

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Soldiers got the first look at a new portable “mini chapel” on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 28. The easily deployable tent structure, also known as a “sacred shelter” by developers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, provides units with a small worship facility that can be set up rapidly in the field.

  • Chapel Closes With Prayers, Tears

    Jul 8, 2011

    Fort Monmouth Post Chapel Decommissioned as Post Prepares to Close

  • USAREUR command chaplain promoted to brigadier general

    Jul 8, 2011

    Chaplain (Col.) Ray Bailey, the U.S. Army Europe command chaplain was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Campbell Barracks July 7.

  • 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.