The Fort Detrick Chaplain Team celebrated the 248th Anniversary of the US Army Chaplain Corps on Wed. Sept. 26 at the Chapel. Opening remarks were given by 21st Signal Brigade Chaplin James Brown who was followed by Garrison Commander, Col. Ned Marsh who spoke to the team about their importance.
“This is the on the ground team that provides spiritual care for our Service Members, their families, and our civilians. They are the first ones we call when something happens, and I thank you.” said Marsh.
The backbone of the Chapel has always been its volunteers who selflessly donate many hours a week to make the Chapel successful and allow the team to always be available and have a big reach across the installation. To thank them for their efforts and time, the Garrison Command team, and Chaplain Lt. Col. Linda Lesane, recognized each volunteer with a Certificate of Appreciation.
Cpt. Soe Min and Sgt. Brittany Miles ended the celebration by participating the traditional cutting of the cake by the youngest and most experienced chaplain on the installation.