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Posted on October 13, 2014 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. – After three decades of service, Virginia Army National Guard Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James D. Moore, an Amelia, Va., resident, has been selected to serve as the top military chaplain for the Virginia National Guard. An Iraq veteran, and an advocate for troops and their families, Moore takes the reins from Chaplain (Col.) Todd W. Combee, who retired earlier this […]
Posted on June 27, 2014 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. — The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest branches of the Army, dating back to July 29, 1775, when the Continental Congress authorized one chaplain for each regiment in the Continental Army, with the pay equaling that of a captain. The chaplains of the Staunton-based 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Virginia Army National Guard […]
Posted on March 10, 2014 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. – Chaplains and their assistants from the Virginia Army National Guard and the Virginia Defense Force gathered March 1, 2014, at the Fort Pickett-based 183rd Regiment, Regional Training Institute for a day-long State Chaplain Workshop. The event served as an opportunity for chaplains from across the commonwealth to come together for annual sustainment training. The event attendees […]
Posted on January 24, 2013 | No CommentsWASHINGTON, D. C. — As Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assisted with security operations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration, Virginia Guard chaplains augmented the District of Columbia National Guard’s chaplain corps by supporting personnel from D.C., Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and West Virginia from Jan. 20-21, 2013. The chaplain support teams, consisting of two […]
Partners in Care initiative links faith-based and non-profit groups with Soldiers and Airmen in needPosted on May 15, 2012 | No CommentsFORT PICKETT, Va. — More than 85 representatives of faith-based and non-profit organizations from across Virginia took part in the kickoff for the “Partners in Care” initiative May 14 at Fort Pickett. The program is an alliance between the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps and groups looking to assist Soldiers, Airmen and their families during a time of need. “By the end of the day, 50 […]
Posted on February 19, 2012 | No CommentsThis post is for SPIRITUAL FITNESS and resiliency and is brought to you on a weekly basis through the Virginia National Guard Chaplain Corps. Spiritual Fitness is IAW AR 600-63, Chapter 6-2 (d). In the spirit of the regulation the Chaplain Corps recognizes each individuals freedom to worship or not worship. This email is forwarded to those who wish to […]