Fort Detrick’s Chaplains celebrated the 248th anniversary of the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps at the Chapel, Sept. 26.
21st Signal Brigade Chaplain James Brown gave the opening remarks, followed by Garrison Commander Col. Ned Marsh who spoke to the group about their importance to the Fort Detrick community and the entire U.S. Army.
“This is the on-the-ground team that provides spiritual care for our service members, their families, and our civilians,” said Marsh. “They are the first ones we call when something happens, and I thank you.”
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 long 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.
Chaplain Capt. Soe Min and Sgt. Brittany Miles ended the celebration by participating in the traditional cutting of the cake by the youngest and most experienced chaplain on the installation.