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Training, Education Come From Practice of Faith

By Maj. Kelvin Todd, 194th Armor Brigade Chaplain August into September marks a transition. Summertime and vacations give way to school schedules. Another school year has begun. PCS moves may be complete or still in progress. Yet, these transitions occur every year. Other realities seem never to change. TRAINING is one. The Army trains. Fort Benning enjoys a particular focus

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Chaplain’s Corner: Tie a knot at end of the rope

By Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Degn, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / Throughout my life, when I’ve faced challenging or intimidating situations, I’ve noticed the importance of strategically-placed, well-tied knots. “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt President Roosevelt (whose personal retreat, by the way – the “Little

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Chaplain awarded Soldier’s Medal for bravery

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – While serving as the on-call chaplain Feb. 28, 2015, Chaplain (CPT) Matthew Christensen prevented the suicide of one Soldier and saved the life of another. Chaplain Christensen selflessly responded to a situation where an intoxicated Soldier was armed with multiple knives and machetes creating a serious threat. Christensen was eventually taken

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