Fort Hamilton Chapel Community Honors Dedicated Volunteers
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chaplain (Col.) James Fisher presents the Order of Aaron and Hur to Stephen and Sofia Jones on Feb. 2, 2024 at the Fort Hamilton Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y. for their dedicated service to the chapel community. The award is the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' highest recognition for supporting the spiritual welfare of soldiers. (Photo Credit: (U.S. Army photo by Mark Getman- Fort Hamilton Garrison Public Affairs) ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Hamilton Chapel Community Honors Dedicated Volunteer
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chaplain (Col.) James Fisher provides remarks prior to presenting the Order of Aaron and Hur to Stephen and Sofia Jones on Feb. 2, 2024 at the Fort Hamilton Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y. for their dedicated service to the chapel community. The award is the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' highest recognition for supporting the spiritual welfare of soldiers. (Photo Credit: (U.S. Army photo by Mark Getman- Fort Hamilton Garrison Public Affairs)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Hamilton Chapel Community Honors Dedicated Volunteers
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. William "Bill" Green Jr. talked with Stephen Jones on Feb. 2, 2024, at the Fort Hamilton Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y. Jones and his wife, Sofia, received the Order of Aaron and Hur for their dedicated service to the chapel community. The award is the Chaplain Corps' highest recognition for supporting soldiers' spiritual welfare. (Photo Credit: (U.S. Army photo by Mark Getman- Fort Hamilton Garrison Public Affairs)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Hamilton Chapel Community Honors Dedicated Volunteers
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chaplain (Col.) James Fisher provides remarks prior to presenting the Order of Aaron and Hur to Stephen and Sofia Jones on Feb. 2, 2024 at the Fort Hamilton Chapel in Brooklyn, N.Y. for their dedicated service to the chapel community. The award is the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps' highest recognition for supporting the spiritual welfare of soldiers. (Photo Credit: (U.S. Army photo by Mark Getman- Fort Hamilton Garrison Public Affairs)) VIEW ORIGINAL

The United States Army Chaplain Corps paid tribute to two faithful supporters of the US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton Chapel by awarding Stephen and Sofia Jones the Order of Aaron and Hur for their dedicated service to Fort Hamilton's religious community on Feb. 2 at the Garrison Chapel.

The Jones have provided continuity of religious support through worship services, Bible school, study groups and spiritual fitness programs at the Fort Hamilton Community and Protestant Chapel since 2011.

“Stephen and Sofia embody mutual respect and dignity, creating a continuum of qualitative spiritual readiness,” Chaplain (Col.) James Fisher, Director of the Strategic Initiatives Group, Office of Chief of Chaplains said. “Their tireless work ethic and selfless care for others embodies the pinnacle of the Chaplain Corps’ priorities to nurture, care, and honor.”

The award affords the highest recognition to individuals who have supported the spiritual welfare of soldiers and the mission of Army chaplains through humble service.

The couple received the certificates and medals during Fisher’s promotion ceremony.

“Together, Stephen and Sofia uplift our community daily through loving service," Fisher said. I cannot think of two more deserving people for this honor."

First created in 1974, the Order of Aaron and Hur is the Chaplain Corps' oldest award from the Chief of Chaplains.