Chaplain (Col.) Richard Koch, the state command chaplain, encourages enthusiastic discussion from a joint audience of Alaska Air and Army Guard field grade officers and senior noncommissioned officers during a Transformational Leadership Summit at the Arctic Warrior Events Center on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 12, 2019. Koch has cosponsored the two-day event that provides […]
Capt. Michael W. Collins, Chaplain, leads a prayer for those in attendance during the Saint Barbara’s Ceremony held at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on Feb. 9. According to legend, our patron saint was the beautiful daughter of a nobleman of the Roman Empire. Because of her singular beauty and fearful […]
U.S. Navy Lt. Cdr. Jeff Parks makes balloon animals for a group of Thai children during Cobra Gold 19 at Ban Man Kroi, Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 18, 2019. Exercise Cobra Gold is the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement […]
EASTOVER, S.C. — U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr. relinquished command of the South Carolina Military Department to U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty during a change of command ceremony, Feb. 16, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Eastover.
Florida National Guard senior leaders present the state of Florida flag to the command team of the 927th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion during the unit’s departure ceremony held today at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center. From left to right: State Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. David Lanham; Brig. Gen. Trey Chauncey, Assistant Adjutant General […]
Family and friends bow their heads as U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Kidd, 145th Airlift Wing Chaplain, delivers the benediction during Brig. Gen. Clarence Ervin’s retirement ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base (NCANG), Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Feb. 09, 2019. Family, friends and guard members gathered to celebrate the retirement of […]
The 173rd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, rolled out a locally developed Squadron Commander’s Course, here in January. Twelve current squadron commanders and junior officers participated in this three day course, designed to equip them with lessons learned and command tools as they work in leadership roles.
Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain led program but is not religion based, nor is it couples therapy. Their core mission is to increase individual Soldier and family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Couples with 4 months to 27 years of marriage voluntarily participated in exercises aimed at building relationship resiliency and […]
Fellow service members applaud U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William T. Yates, a chaplain, for being awarded the Legion of Merit at Stout Field in Indianapolis, Feb. 9, 2019. Yates is the Air National Guard Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)
A prior chaplain for the 181st Intelligence Wing, who is now the Air National Guard Assistant to the U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, earned the rank of brigadier general during a promotion ceremony Feb. 9 at Stout Field. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. William T. Yates received his new rank while surrounded by family, […]