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 Upward Minuteman 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony

Operation Upward Minuteman 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony

Botswanan Defense Force Chaplain, Lt. Col. Nigel Mokubung gives a benediction during the opening ceremony for Upward Minuteman 2019 at the Thebephatshwa Airbase in Botswana on July 11, 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. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Mary Junell)
Operation Upward Minuteman 2019 Kicks Off With Opening Ceremony

Local Huehuetenango Support for Beyond the Horizon Surgeries

Local Huehuetenango Support for Beyond the Horizon Surgeries

Chaplain Lt. Col. Andrew Werner, Delaware Army National Guard, met with Parrish Priest Selvin Giovani Alva Mérida, July 10 in Huehuetenango, Guatemala to discuss free medical services for Guatemalan citizens provided by Beyond the Horizon 2019, a joint training exercise between the U.S. and Guatemalan militaries. On July 15, plastic surgeons will perform surgeries to correct deformities of the mouth and hands. Local partnership increases the reach and effectiveness of Beyond the Horizon. As a result of this meeting, the Parrish Priest decided to assist by broadcasting the surgical event on local radio, 98.1 FM, as well as local television on Astro Satelite, channel 36.
For more information about Beyond the Horizon, visit www.facebook.com/taskforcerise.
Local Huehuetenango Support for Beyond the Horizon Surgeries