MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan (May 22, 2019) – Service members and M.C. Perry High School students from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni attended a Memorial Day ceremony, May 20, 2019.
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – U.S. Army Capt. Ayub Laari, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chaplain, along with members of the religious affairs team from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa and Camp Lemonnier, lead an Iftar on base, May 19, 2019. Iftar is the nightly meal that ends the day’s fast during Ramadan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Shannon D. Barnwell)
A simulated traffic accident victim speaks to a U.S. Air Force Chaplain during Exercise Operation Varsity 19-02 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May, 10, 2019. The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps supported injured members before they were transported to medical treatment facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh)
Elizabeth P. Van Winkle, executive director of the Office of Force Resiliency for the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, and Navy Capt. (Dr.) Mike Colston., director for mental health programs in DOD’s Health Services Policy and Oversight Office, testify at a joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on military personnel and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s health subcommittee titled, “Military and Veteran Suicide: Understanding the Problem and Preparing for the Future,” May 21, 2019.
The Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) hosted a spiritual readiness luncheon at the TAMC Chapel, Honolulu, HI, May, 7. The chaplains hosted the event for the nurses to promote resiliency and foster a healthy work environment while recognizing nursing teams throughout the medical center for Nurses Week. Col. Susan Hopkinson, chief, TAMC Center for Nursing Science & Clinical Inquiry, was the keynote speaker for the event, and exclusive music was provided by Jung Jin Choi, a professional singer, and a military spouse. Other activities included “blessing of the hands,” reciting scriptures, prayers, and a special luncheon. The TAMC Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care offers confidential counseling, religious services, prayer, and pastoral care for hospital staff members, patients, and their families, located at the hospital Oceanside D wing, 3rd Floor. For more information, call 808-433-5727, or after hours, 808-551-9636.