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Government Vacation Rewards

11-7-2014 10-31-47 AM


The Military Chaplains Association has partnered with Government Vacation Rewards to provide exclusive access to travel discounts. When you enroll and take advantage of this free program, you’ll immediately receive $150 in travel savings that can be used on hotels, resorts, flights, cruises, and car rentals. Current offers include 7-Night Beach Resorts from as low as $60 per night, 4-Day Western Caribbean Cruises from $30 per day, Las Vegas Hotels from $23 per night and Flights from $111 round trip (select cities). Enrolling provides you access to these deals and thousands more.


All Military Chaplain Association members, active duty military, veterans, retirees, government contractors and their families are qualified for this benefit.


The third mission in the triad of the Army Chaplain Corps motto is “Honor the Fallen.” If you were not at the Army Chaplaincy Family Reunion 2014 in Atlanta, you missed a moving and spiritually uplifting memorial service. As part of that service in what is an Army tradition, the names were read of those who have gone on to be with the Lord since our last Reunion. Below is the list of those rightfully honored.

Roll Call of the Deceased

9-29-2014 11-51-58 AM

Death Letter: God, Sex, & War [Kindle Edition]

2014-08-11_1850“Everyone writes one. At least, everyone who fights in a war does.” These are the first lines of Army chaplain David W. Peters’ genre-defying book, Death Letter: God, Sex, and War. Written in the dark days immediately following his deployment to Iraq, Death Letter is part memoir, part comic lament, on his relationship with the three great subjects of our mythic imagination.

David W. Peters enlisted in the Marine Corps the day after his high school graduation. After his enlistment, he attended theological seminary and worked as a youth minister. Shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he was commissioned as a chaplain in the US Army. He served as the battalion chaplain for the 62nd Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) at Fort Hood, Texas, 2004-2007, which included his deployment to Iraq in 2006. After Iraq he also served as a chaplain clinician in the amputee, orthopedic, neuroscience, and psychological wards at Walter Reed. His published work includes the “A Spiritual War: Crises of Faith in Combat Chaplains from Iraq and Afghanistan” in Listening on the Edge: Oral History in the Aftermath of Crisis published by Oxford University Press in 2014. David is a priest in The Episcopal Church and lives in Austin, TX.