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  • 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.

  • 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.