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Fort Campbell 3rd Brigade Combat Team Ministry Soldiers make dream a reality before Easter

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division PAO

RakkasanFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Within the early days of their deployment, a team of chaplain’s assistants came together with a plan: a mutual agreement making something beautiful for all to enjoy, helping make days here in Afghanistan brighter.

Within their offices at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, the team of assistants from various battalions within the 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), decided to restore the chapel after it had been heavily damaged in an attack in the summer of 2012.

Stained glass windows that were hand-painted by a team of chaplain’s assistants are now on display at the chapel on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. A team of chaplain’s assistants teamed up together to finish the restoration of their chapel after it was badly damaged by an attack on the FOB in the summer of 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs)

Stained glass windows that were hand-painted by a team of chaplain’s assistants are now on display at the chapel on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. A team of chaplain’s assistants teamed up together to finish the restoration of their chapel after it was badly damaged by an attack on the FOB in the summer of 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 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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