May 2013 Gathering – USACCRA, DC Chapter

May 2013 Gathering – USACCRA, DC Chapter


We held our Spring 2013 social luncheon at the Crystal City Sports Pub on 23rd Street.  We had chaplains (active and retired), chaplain assistants, and DA civilians.  We had a high number of regrets for this particular meeting, but even with several of our “regulars” not able to attend, we had 15 participants.

Our agenda was to maintain the connections of our chaplains corps.  This was a joyous reunion.  Further, we are looking ahead to supporting chaplaincy in two upcoming meetings: 

July 26th – USACCRA will attend and be available to support the Chaplains Corps Anniversary activities at Arlington National Cemetery and Fort Myer.  The lead chaplain planner for this is Chaplain (COL) Mike Brainerd who attended our meeting.  We will stay tuned for specific assignments that can under gird the ceremonies and the luncheon  This year, the focus of the honors will celebrate the service of Chaplain Emil Kapaun, Medal of Honor recipient early in 2013.

October 17th – USACCRA will extend specific invitations to the Chaplain Candidates in the commuting area around Washington DC.  This is an opportunity to support these seminary students in their formation and interest in Army chaplaincy.