Vietnam Marine RECON 50th Anniversary Memorial

Photo is of the Vietnam Marine RECON 50th Anniversary Memorial   By Chaplain Jon Uyboco   This past April, over 200 Vietnam Veterans gathered at Camp Pendleton to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the involvement of Reconnaissance Marines in Vietnam. It was a bittersweet time for many of these men as they were able to reconnect with old friends, but were also … Read More

On the Spot

As submitted by Chaplain Andy Meverden to the May 2015 issue of Military Officer Through his quick thinking – and his knowledge of military lore – a chaplain in the Army National Guard is able to keep a Vietnam veteran’s burial honors on track. At the height of the war on terrorism, most military funeral honors for Army veterans were … Read More

Witnessing Changes in a Marine

  A CBAmerica Chaplain is motivated by the response of a Marine and how good our God is! As he explains: “A Marine came to talk to me about a myriad of problems in his life. At one point he mentioned that he did not believe the Bible, but he felt as though Jesus wanted him to read it. We talked … Read More

Hold the Hymnals – PCN Has It Covered!

A hymnals request for a US Army COB (Combat Operating Base) in Afghanistan went out last month. The response from PCN was swift and amazing.  Dr. Jim Smith, Director of the Pacific Church Network (PCN) sent 40 hymnals to our Soldiers. As Chaplain Brian Hargis relates in his report: “There’s a small US camp in Afghanistan called Camp Morehead with approximately 300 Soldiers. … Read More

Creative Ministries of the Heart…and Soul!

The Apostle Paul writes: “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  Hospital Chaplain Gordon Ruddick, in Springfield, Oregon, knows the comfort … Read More

Reserve Chaplain Uses Technology to Disciple Soldiers

Andy Meverden, CBAmerica's new director of chaplaincy, intently reads every ministry report submitted.  He keeps an eye out for ministry effectiveness and innovation in our rapidly changing world.    Army Reserve Chaplain, Captain Sean Callahan, is assigned to an Engineer Battalion in New York, while he serves fulltime as the Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Metuchen, New Jersey.  He submitted his biannual ... Read More

All In a Quarter’s Work

Report compiled by Andy Meverden, Director of Chaplaincy CBAmerica requires quarterly reports from each military chaplain serving on active duty or in a fulltime status. Chaplain Darin Dunham's report from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, reflects the ministry of many of the 40 Chaplains currently on Active Duty. When asked to share his greatest blessing of the quarter he writes, "Hard ... Read More

Russell Retirement Ceremony

Director of Chaplaincy, Al Russell and his wife Carol, were honored on March 10, 2015 at the CB Northwest Annual Enrichment Conference for over 20 years of service to CBAmerica Chaplaincy.