Care Package Support for Deployed Chaplains

Ministry Update from Chaplain Scott Noyes, Afghanistan, to Andy Meverden, Director Hello Chaplain Meverden, We are mostly settled in, but still trying to get a rhythm in our UMT Ministry here. We have been in Afghanistan now for 2 full months.  Lots of change continues to happen in our unit.  Our mission is nothing as we expected.  Rather than being in … Read More

Ground Truth: Retired Military Chaplain in Thick of Battle

By Chaplain Bob Hicks, USAF, “Retired” Ukraine, December 2016   Several organizations in Ukraine are working to provide care for their Veterans who are engaged in what they call ATO – Anti-Terrorism Operation; which means they see the Russian involvement in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine as Terrorism. These organizations are also trying to provide training in PTSD (Post traumatic stress … Read More

Air Guard Chaplain Sees God’s Hand in the Desert

By Chaplain Ian Howarth   My first deployment in 2016 was a great year with many surprises, and some times of having to move forward in faith. During the summer of 2015 I was able to be the full-time Air National Guard chaplain in Idaho. My leadership kept me full-time until I left to UAE in April 2016. I moved … Read More

Retired from State Service… Not the Master’s Service

By Chaplain Bill Brown, Retired California State Department of Corrections     My season as a chaplain in the state prison has come to an end. My wife and I turn 70 this year, and we recognize that we are not the spring chickens we used to be, and I can no longer maintain the pace of ministry in the … Read More

LIVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

December 25, 2016 LIVING IN THE MIDDLE EAST*: A Chaplain’s Christmas Story By Chaplain Greg Uvila, USMC So greetings from the land of two camels!   Yep, I saw two of these beasts lope by my office door recently, just a few hundred yards away.  I could only see their bobbing heads and their tell-tale bumps because the protective berm was … Read More

This Chaplain Wears Two Hats

This Chaplain Wears Two Hats: By Chaplain Nick Dewhurst This last quarter has been the greatest blessing for me as a chaplain. In August of 2016, I was given the opportunity to guide the Warrior Transition for Naval Mobile Construction Battalion* (NMCB) 133 in Rota, Spain. This afforded me the opportunity to meet my new RP (Navy Religious Program Specialist/Chaplain … Read More

God’s Hand in Providence…Rhode Island

By Chaplain John Hatfield, 1st Battalion, 103rd Field Artillery Rhode Island Army National Guard* “So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” Nehemiah 8:8   A few months ago during our Sunday morning chapel service I had the wonderful experience of opening up the Scriptures … Read More

Hope in a Hard Place

Hope in a Hard Place: Army Reserve Chaplain Ministers in Time of Need By Chaplain Adam Kawaguchi, USAR The hardest funeral I have done yet happened over Annual Training (AT) this year; I share the following story with the service member’s permission. I was providing chaplain support to an engineer company in Yakima, WA. I began my typical battlefield circulation, … Read More

The Fox Report

The Fox Report: 785 Visits in 2016 – Report on Two Chaplain Andy writes: “Chaplain Gerry Fox has served Military, Veterans and Family members of the Southern California VA Healthcare System for many years. He graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1967, and spent 8 years as an infantry officer. Following that he served 20 years … Read More

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on the Way to the Pentagon

By Chaplain Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy On January 12th, I attended the annual Armed Forces Chaplains Board (AFCB) in Washington, DC.  It is the one time each year that the military Chiefs of Chaplains (Army, Navy – including Marines and Coast Guard, and Air Force), all their deputies of the Reserve Components, and lead chaplain recruiters gather together– in … Read More