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Clarksville Police Department announces Chaplain Martinez goes from Volunteer Chaplain to Part-Time Chaplain

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – As of October 1st, 2013, the Clarksville Police Department (CPD) is pleased to announce Chaplain Modesto Martinez as the part-time Chaplain.

As the Chaplain at the CPD, he will assist in issues, such as; spiritual needs of officers and their families, counseling officers and their families, assist in community outreach programs, deliver specific notifications, and deal with transients and the homeless. These are just a few of the tasks for which Chaplain Martinez is responsible. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Rakkasans enjoy Easter services

 

Written by U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 187th Infantry Regiment Chaplain

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – As the sun rose on a beautiful day in eastern Afghanistan, hundreds of Soldiers from 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), came together to celebrate Easter, March 31st.

Eight different Religious Support Teams at locations across Khowst and Paktya provinces led more than 15 services for more than 400 Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and civilians throughout the weekend.

U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen, chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivers the benediction to parishioners praying during Easter Sunday at Chapel Next at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, March, 31st, 2013. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Army Capt. Erik Alfsen, chaplain, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), delivers the benediction to parishioners praying during Easter Sunday at Chapel Next at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, March, 31st, 2013. (Courtesy photo)

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade Chaplains strengthen roles, responsibilities at conference

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, unit ministry teams came together for their bimonthly religious support team conference at the TF Destiny headquarters at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, January 3rd.

The unit ministry teams reconfirmed their roles and responsibilities according to the Army regulations that govern chaplains and shared some of their experiences of ministering to the soldiers in their units.

Soldiers conference huddle shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer at a breakfast concluding the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, religious support team conference at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 4th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

Soldiers conference huddle shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer at a breakfast concluding the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, religious support team conference at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 4th, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Service to Country, Ministry guides Soldier with 101st Airborne Divison’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionRakkasanKhowst Province, Afghanistan – Some people search their entire life for signs telling them what to do. For Erika Espeseth, it was a billboard for military chaplaincy that pointed her in the direction she had been searching for.

She finally knew what she wanted in life: a life of ministry and service.

In January 2010, she would agree to enlist as a chaplain’s assistant half-way through her senior year of high school, something she never thought possible.

Spc. Erika Espeseth, a Madison, WI, native, is a chaplain’s assistant with the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and serves her country by providing ministry support as a member of a religious support team at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Espeseth carries her patriotism pridefully while combining it with her passion for God. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 PAO)

Spc. Erika Espeseth, a Madison, WI, native, is a chaplain’s assistant with the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and serves her country by providing ministry support as a member of a religious support team at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. Espeseth carries her patriotism pridefully while combining it with her passion for God. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 PAO)

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Resiliency Training essential for Successful Soldiers

 

Written by Jennifer Andersson
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers are not just in the Army – they are the Army, and when they overcome personal hurdles, the Army is that much stronger from it.

Resiliency training is just one part of the Army’s holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention. Discussing theories and practical techniques to integrate into every day activities provides soldiers and their families essential tools for success.

“Soldier resiliency is a soldier’s ability to bounce back from adverse situations much wiser, stronger, and better equipped,” said Capt. Vincent L. Hardy, the chaplain for 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment. “Each experience shows a person a new facet about themselves and it brings out new coping mechanisms. The bottom line is that the information, if utilized, can help a person or family unit bounce back from adversity wiser and stronger.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahees” receive 1st female chaplain

 

Written by Sgt. Kimberly Menzies
4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesFort Campbell, KY – Those who have been and are part of the U.S. Army will be the first to tell you that the great history of the organization and the units within, is a strong part of the esprit de corps for all soldiers.

Those who serve are proud of the footprint they leave as part of the newer history but there are only a small few who can sit generations from now, open a history book and point themselves out by name.

U.S. Army Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and a native of Springfield, MS, greets and shares literature with a soldier as part of her religious support duties at Fort Campbell, Ky. Small was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division’s first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

U.S. Army Capt. Delana I. Small, chaplain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division greets and shares literature with a soldier as part of her religious support duties at Fort Campbell, Ky. Small was assigned as the 101st Airborne Division’s first female chaplain in a combat arms unit as part of the Department of Defense initiative, Women in the Service Review.

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101st Airborne Division Change of Stole Ceremony to be Conducted Tuesday, June 26th

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) chaplain office will conduct a Change of Stole Ceremony at Liberty Chapel on June 26th as Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jeffrey Hawkins replaces Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paul Hurley as the division chaplain.

Hurley has been division chaplain of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) since August 2009. Hawkins’ most recent assignment was as the garrison chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea. «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s Task Force Sabre chaplain shares a moment

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Irwin, CA – Chaplains are often the spiritual centers for their units, but each individual chaplain brings a unique and personal twist on their duties.

Capt. Anselmo Brillon,Task Force Sabre chaplain, brings a calm passion as he ministers to the soldiers of his squadron.

Brillon, a native of San Diego, CA, began his Army career in 1998 as a personnel specialist and stayed in that field for six-and-a-half years. Despite his dedication to the job, Brillon felt that he was meant for something else.

Capt. Anselmo Brillon, chaplain, listens as a member of Task Force Saber, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, talks to him at the Forward Operating Base Miami chapel during TF Saber's February rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

Capt. Anselmo Brillon, chaplain, listens as a member of Task Force Saber, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, talks to him at the Forward Operating Base Miami chapel during TF Saber's February rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Chaplain shines as Task Force Currahee’s beacon of faith

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr.
Task Force Currahee Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionThe CurraheesPaktika Province, Afghanistan — His daily ritual consists of stopping by and checking in: “Hello, How is everybody?” “Hope all is well!” “God Bless you,” he says, his words reflecting kindness, appreciation and his southern accent.

His energy and ear-to-ear smile can lighten up even the darkest situations. He is sincere and caring; loving to all and judgmental to none.

U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Randal H. Robison has committed his life to answering his calling and is happy being a source of optimism and positivity for Soldiers during deployment.

U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Randal H. Robison of Grand Prairie, Texas, brigade chaplain for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, lights the Advent candles during a Catholic mass at the Frontline Chapel at Forward Operating Base Sharana Dec. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Randal H. Robison of Grand Prairie, Texas, brigade chaplain for 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, lights the Advent candles during a Catholic mass at the Frontline Chapel at Forward Operating Base Sharana Dec. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Luther L. Boothe Jr., Task Force Currahee Public Affairs)

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Gateway Medical Center seeks staff Chaplain for Sundays

 

Gateway Medical CenterGateway Medical Center is seeking a Chaplain to serve its patients, families, and staff each Sunday.  The Staff Chaplain will maintain set hours each Sunday of at least 4 hours within the medical center, and during that time will visit with every patient in the facility should they desire it.  The staff chaplain will also interact with each nursing station to provide pastoral care to our staff members.  The staff chaplain will also oversee distribution of spiritual literature, contact local clergy at the request of patients, and be on-call, from 6a.m.-10p.m.  each Sunday in addition to their required hours within the medical center. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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