Upward Minuteman 2019 — Combined Church Services

Upward Minuteman 2019 — Combined Church Services

Botswana Defense Forces Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Moletaska preaches for members of the BDF and members of the North Carolina National Guard during a combined Sunday morning service, on July 14, 2019. More than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey traveled to Botswana to participate in Upward Minuteman 2019, a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard’s State Partnership Programs on the African Continent.
Upward Minuteman 2019 -- Combined Church Services

Female chaplain’s mission field is with the troops

Watching her husband and other Soldiers in the 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry of the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team work through their deployment experiences in 2004, Jennifer Kuhnert realized that faith and spirituality can play a valuable role in that transition. That was when she first recognized the call to be a chaplain.

Operation Hickory Sting – Mass Casualty Lane, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team at NTC

Operation Hickory Sting – Mass Casualty Lane, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team at NTC

Medical Soldiers assigned to the 145th Armored Regiment, Ohio National Guard, conduct a mass-casualty lane in support of Operation Hickory Sting, Fort Irwin, California, July 12, 2019. Operation Hickory Sting is a decisive action rotation focused on combined arms maneuver and collective gunnery at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California, in order to validate the capabilities of the 30th in the training environment and provide a globally responsive brigade ready to deploy, fight and win.
Operation Hickory Sting – Mass Casualty Lane, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team at NTC

USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Sunday Service

USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Sunday Service

190714-N-DX072-1065 CORAL SEA (July 14, 2019) Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Colvin, a Navy chaplain from Baker City, Oregon, leads the crew in prayer during a Roman Catholic Holy Mass aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group, with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently participating in Talisman Sabre 2019 off the coast of Northern Australia. A bilateral, biennial event Talisman Sabre is designed to improve U.S. and Australian combat training, readiness and interoperability through realistic, relevant training necessary to maintain regional security, peace and stability. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anaid Banuelos Rodriguez)
USS Green Bay (LPD 20) Sunday Service