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Guard chaplain ‘drives the engine’ to help veterans

As a young infantry officer candidate, Nathan Graeser experienced the death of his best friend, Brett Hershey, with whom he had joined the Indiana National Guard along with two of their high school lacrosse teammates. It was a devastating loss for Graeser, but he saw that his friends who had deployed to Afghanistan with Hershey were faring far worse.

Counseling Best Practices: Triangulation

Chaplain (Major) Donald Ehrke discusses methods on how to be an effective counselor, specifically the need to be aware of potential triangles.

Chief of chaplains speaks at prayer breakfast

U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Donald L. Rutherford spoke for the second year in a row at a prayer breakfast in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 6.

U.S. Army Europe hosts annual training for chaplains, chaplain assistants

Approximately 50 Soldiers working as chaplains and assistants gathered in Landstuhl, Germany, Feb. 4-5, to discuss ways to improve outreach in their local communities.

1st Armored Division welcomes new ‘Iron Shepherd’

Commanders change command, sergeant majors change responsibilities and chaplains pass the stole.

Iron Brigade trains single parents

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Training in 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, isn’t just at term reserved for field exercises or weapons qualifications.

Soldiers and spouses from across 3rd ABCT, participated in Strong Bonds Single Parents retreat, hosted by the unit ministry team, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Feb. 6-8, 2015.

Eight chaplains, one team: Kaiserslautern’s Chapel Next

In 1996, two Protestant chaplains at Fort Bragg, N.C., developed a novel form of contemporary Protestant worship. Their idea was to put more emphasis on the needs of young military families and to provide a Christ-centered spiritual experience in a come-as-you-are worship atmosphere. Barely four years later, the new concept has become known as “Chapel Next”, a designation it retains to this day.

New Approaches in Religious Education Revitalizing Chapel Congregations

New Research findings are generating innovative approaches in garrison chapels across the Army.

National Prayer Service at Fort McNair

Faith, fellowship, and food were on display during the Fort McNair National Prayer Luncheon held inside the National Defense University (NDU) at Fort Lesley J. McNair.

Chaplain Corps History: The Four Chaplains

When the U.S. Army Transport Dorchester was struck by a German submarine, Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains spread out among the Soldiers, calming the frightened, tending the wounded and guiding the disoriented toward safety