Special Operation Forces Ministry and Assignment

Thank you for your interest in serving as a chaplain with Special Operations Forces. As you ...

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Chaplain's spiritual roadmap steered her to military service

Chaplain's spiritual roadmap steered her to military service

A single moment of clarity during her college years led Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paige K. Heard into ...

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Muslim Soldiers, battle buddies learn about Ramadan

Muslim Soldiers, battle buddies learn about Ramadan

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (July 17, 2014) -- Jalil Mustafa is a 38-year-old specialist of Iraqi descent who ...

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Army Reserve chaplains support RIMPAC mass casualty exercise

Army Reserve chaplains support RIMPAC mass casualty exercise

HONOLULU - Eight Army Reserve chaplains and chaplain candidates from the 9th Mission Support Command provided pastoral ...

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Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (July 15, 2014) -- Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment ...

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Special Operation Forces Ministry and Assignment

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Chaplain's spiritual roadmap steered her to military service

Chaplain's spiritual roadmap steered her to military service

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Muslim Soldiers, battle buddies learn about Ramadan

Muslim Soldiers, battle buddies learn about Ramadan

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Army Reserve chaplains support RIMPAC mass casualty exercise

Army Reserve chaplains support RIMPAC mass casualty exercise

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Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

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Category: GeneralApril Fool´s Day

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April 1, 2014N/A

´April Fool´s Day´ which is not really a Holiday but a day to play harmless pranks on your friends or relatives. Generally, this happens with school children by saying something to their schoolmates that makes them feel embarrassed and then the prankster says ´April Fools!´. April Fools Day goes back as far as the 1300´s and is observed in many countries around the world. It is also known as ´All Fools Day´.

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Category: Interfaith HolidaysPassover or Pesach

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April 6, 2014N/A

Passover or Pesach begins at sundown. Passover is the observance of the Jews Exodus from slavery in Egypt. Because only unleavened bread was eaten during the exodus, Matzoh, which is an unleavened bread is the only breadstuff eaten during the 8 days of Passover. The Seder is a meal which includes the reading of the Passover Story and traditional foods which include Matzoh, Bitter Herbs, Gefilte Fish and so on.

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Category: Interfaith HolidaysEaster Sunday

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April 8, 2014N/A

Easter Sunday. The celebration of Christ´s Resurrection from the Dead. Even though, Easter Eggs and Easter Rabbits really have no relation to the original meaning of Easter, they are still items that Easter is celebrated with, especially for children. This is probably because Easter occurs in Sprin and Spring is known a time for rebirth.

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Category: Federal HolidaysThailand New Year

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April 12, 2014N/A

Thailand New Year also known as Songkran, or the Water Festival. You have to be careful at this time, if you do not want to get soaking wet as you walk down the street from the water guns that celebrants carry and use. There are many types of celebrations that go on during this time period which of course includes food.

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Category: Federal HolidaysThailand New Year

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April 13, 2014N/A

Thailand New Year also known as Songkran, or the Water Festival. You have to be careful at this time, if you do not want to get soaking wet as you walk down the street from the water guns that celebrants carry and use. There are many types of celebrations that go on during this time period which of course includes food.

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Category: Federal HolidaysThailand New Year

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April 14, 2014N/A

Thailand New Year also known as Songkran, or the Water Festival. You have to be careful at this time, if you do not want to get soaking wet as you walk down the street from the water guns that celebrants carry and use. There are many types of celebrations that go on during this time period which of course includes food.

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Category: Interfaith HolidaysGood Friday

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April 18, 2014N/A

The Friday before Easter, it commemorates the Crucifixion, which is retold during services from the Gospel according to St. John. A feature in Roman Catholic churches is the Liturgy of the Passion; there is no Consecration, the Host having been consecrated the previous day. The eating of hot-cross buns on this day is said to have started in England.

Read more: Holidays: Religious and Secular, 2014 | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/world/events/2014/holidays-religious-secular.html#ixzz2zWV0wyDT

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Category: GeneralEarth Day

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April 22, 2014N/A

Earth Day and even though this should happen all year round, more attention is paid to what is happening to our planet. Recycling is encouraged and tree planting occurs. There are many more days in April, not all of them Holidays, but days with special meanings attached.

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Category: GeneralArbor Day

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April 27, 2014N/A

Arbor Day  is usually observed with the planting of trees at various locations. It would probably be more advantageous to combine Arbor Day with Earth Day as similar events happen on each of these days.

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