Global Dragon culminates in 24 hour exercise

Global Dragon culminates in 24 hour exercise

Lt. Col. Tim Neustifter, a chaplain with the 159th Fighter Wing, counsels services Airmen prior to an aircraft crash site recovery exercise during Exercise Global Dragon 2019, held at the Guardian Center of Georgia, Perry, Ga., May 31, 2019. Global Dragon is a biannual, Air National Guard led joint training exercise focusing on career fields across the Mission Support enterprise in as close to real-world conditions as possible.
Global Dragon culminates in 24 hour exercise

Unit Ministry Team Supports 145th BSB

Unit Ministry Team Supports 145th BSB

Idaho Army National Guard 1st Lt Eric Wilbur distributes candy to Spc. Alex Amour June 2, 2019 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Wilbur, a chaplain candidate, is providing religious support for the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 145th Brigade Support Battalion during the unit’s National Training Center rotation.

While on the 116th CBCT’s brigade support area, WIlbur and his religious affairs specialist, Spc. Nathan Tupper, hold religious services for Soldiers, pray with wounded Soldiers and help monitor the unit’s morale.

The 116th CBCT is training at the National Training Center May 24 – June 20. Rotations at the NTC help build unit readiness and increase Soldier proficiency. Units from more than a dozen Army National Guard states are participating in the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The 116th CBCT, one of five National Guard armor brigade combat teams, is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and comprised of Soldiers from the Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon Army National Guards.
Unit Ministry Team Supports 145th BSB

Chaplain born to troubled home utilizes his personal adversity to help strengthen Military Families

Profile of Maj. Nicholas Chou, the 73rd Troop Command Brigade chaplain, oversees the Ohio National Guard’s Strong Bonds Program. Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led Army-wide program that seeks to develop strong relationships for Military Families, marriages and even single Soldiers. Chou, who grew up in a troubled home, is now devoting his life to strengthening Military Families through his service as an Army chaplain.