NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (May 8, 2019) – Logistics Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Goss and his wife, Emily Goss, listen to Canadian Army Maj. Charles Deogratias, Chaplain, speak about the tradition of baptizing babies on ships during a baptizing ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) at Naval Station Rota, Spain, May 8, 2019. Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is on its eighth patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Krystina Coffey/Released)
U.S. and French officials commemorate Memorial Day at Epinal American Cemetery May 26th, 2019. U.S. Air Force Major General Kirk W. Smith, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe, delivered remarks alongside the mayor of Dinoze Francois Picoche, mayor of Epinal Michel Heinrich and Member of Parliament Stephane Viry. Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to U.S. Air Force Europe’s 492d Fighter Squadron provided an overflight, alongside the USAFE Color Guard and Band. U.S. Army Europe provided an honor platoon for the ceremony, and U.S. Navy Europe provided a Chaplain to provide the invocation.
U.S. Navy Chaplain, Lt. John Shelton, a Jacksonville, N.C. native with 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, delivers a Memorial Day prayer prior to a special physical training session consisting of multiple exercise stations spread throughout a five-kilometer course designed to honor fallen Marines while forward-deployed in Kuwait, May 26, 2019.
(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Gunnery Sgt. Jon Spencer)
190512-N-BM202-1034 GREAT LAKES, Ill. (May 12, 2019) Lt. Piyaratana Hingulwala, Recruit Training Command’s (RTC) Buddhist Chaplain, facilitates a special service in honor of Buddha’s birthday at RTC’s chapel. More than 35,000 recruits train annually from the Navy’s only boot camp. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Camilo Fernan)
190518-M-EC058-0035 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2019) U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Springer, a chaplain with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), leads the invocation during a Corporals Course graduation aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4). The Marines and Sailors of the 11th MEU are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support regional stability, reassure partners and allies, and maintain a presence postured to respond to any crisis ranging from humanitarian assistance to contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Dalton S. Swanbeck)
GULF OF ALASKA (May 18, 2019) Lt. Long Nguyen, a chaplain assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), conducts Catholic mass aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) while participating in Exercise Northern Edge 2019. Northern Edge is one in a series of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command exercises in 2019 that prepares joint forces to respond to crisis in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ryan J. Batchelder/Released)