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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’s Corner: The Value of Teamwork

By Chaplain (Capt.) Jeremy Gross, 2-19 Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade / In President Donald Trump’s book, Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life, the President shares the story of when his show, The Apprentice, was initially launched on NBC and he was congratulated by Tom Brokaw on the success of the show. The President remarked

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Chaplain’s corner: from Roman cavalry to Christian Soldier

Frank Doerr, Senior Director of Religious Education, Fort Benning Religious Support Office / Recently celebrating the 241st Anniversary of the founding of the Chaplain Corps on 29 July, the life and work of a Roman soldier who could be considered a precursor to today’s Army chaplains, presents an interesting discussion topic. Martin of Tours was born about A.D. 316. His

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Vacation Bible School encourages children to love their neighbor

During day four of Fort Benning’s Vacation Bible School, volunteers Anthony Randall, left, and Mark Winton discuss the importance of forgiving others when they make a mistake. (Photo by Danielle Davis)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / “This week, we’ve been teaching them about Jesus’ love and how to love others,” explained Erika Kitson, a volunteer at Fort Benning’s Vacation Bible School. The annual event took place July 25-29, and this year’s theme was “Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World.” During day four of VBS, Kitson led

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Chaplain Corps celebrates 241st anniversary

Col. Schaefer, Donald Sando and SFC Washington performed the ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 241st chaplain corps anniversary for the cake cutting celebration July 25 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall. (photo by Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Chaplain (Capt.) Brad Kattelmann, STB, 75th Ranger Regiment / Father, chappy, padre, chaps, preacher, rabbi, imam – each of these is a familiar name for the man or woman responsible for providing the religious support to our nation’s Army. Since the Independence War, chaplains have served alongside our fighting forces in every American conflict. They have walked the miles

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