Last month I completed the trifecta. Over the course of 18 months I went to all three major Army Combat Training Centers. NTC was the mother of them all. It’s bigger, dustier, and mountain-ier than JRTC and JMRC. I got to go with another great group of Soldiers and Unit Ministry Teams. The UMTs worked … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: The National Training Center
Last week I had the opportunity to preach at Chapel Next for the first time since May. It was great to work through this important and challenging topic and then get to share it with the congregation. I felt a little bit rusty but I hope it is a blessing to you.
Well, I’ve been home from Europe for about seven weeks now. The first few weeks of being back were spent doing “reintegration.” Which for us was essentially classes, a physical, and leave. It’s hard to describe what coming home feels like. Surreal. Joyful. Anxious. Stepping off the bus at Fort Stewart and knowing my wife … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Coming Home and Reintegration
CH Hughes is a Chaplain I met at the beginning of my journey into the Chaplaincy. You can go back and look at all my posts on this blog from when I was in CHBOLC in the summer of 2008 and Dwayne was a part of that. He was in my platoon and he is … More Chaplain Stories: CH (MAJ) Dwayne Hughes
It’s Veterans Day. One of the things that I hear from time to time is that right now there is a greater divide than there has ever been between the military world and the civilian world. One of the reasons is by virtue of an all volunteer force and not having any sort of draft … More Chaplain Stories: CH (MG) Doug Carver (RET)
The past couple weeks have been packed. On top of being crazy busy with the day in day out of life at Camp Aachen, I’ve also had two opportunities to take Soldiers out and one opportunity to take an MWR trip. The first trip was a Staff Ride to Hammelburg. A staff ride is a … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Staff Ride, Boat Ride, and Strong Bonds
I’m fast approaching two months since I kissed my wife and kids goodbye. That means a couple of things: I’m almost half-way through with this mission and I don’t have a lot more time to get out and see things in Germany. Ever since I got to Germany Laura has encouraged me to get out … More Adventures in The Chaplaincy: Overnight in Nurnberg