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Branch Support Services - Chaplain


This page includes information on resources for service members who would like additional information on chaplain services, and targeted assistance for chaplains for each service branch.

Army

Army Chaplain Corps The Army Chaplain Corps provides several programs to Soldiers and their families to include the Strong Bonds program, a unit-based, chaplain-led program that helps Soldiers and their families build strong relationships. The Chaplain Corps website provides news and information related to the chaplaincy, information on the Strong Bonds program, and links to the Chaplaincy Center and School. The website also includes resources targeted directly to chaplains as well as resources targeted to Soldiers and their families.

Army Strong Bonds Program: Building Ready Families Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program that assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The Strong Bonds website provides an overview of the program, news and media, information for the Unit Ministry Team, and an online module to help Soldiers and their families locate a Strong Bonds event.

Army Reserve Office of the Command Chaplain The Army Reserve Office of the Command Chaplain provides relevant, unifying and enabling religious support to the Army Reserve Family. This website provides an overview of the Army Reserve Command Chaplain and links to various Soldier and family resources.

National Guard Office of the Chaplain National Guard chaplains provide service members the opportunity to exercise their right of religious freedom, build spiritual strength by ministering to National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and their families, facilitate religious support capabilities, and work collaboratively with faith-based, humanitarian, and interagency organizations. The website provides resources, publications, news, and information related to the chaplaincy.

Marine Corps

Navy Chaplain Corps The Navy Chaplain Corps provides spiritual support for members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families. The Navy Chaplains Corps Distance Support website provides the opportunity to ask a chaplain a question, request information from a chaplain, and talk to a chaplain.

Marine Forces Reserve (MARFORRES) Chaplain The mission of the MARFORRES Chaplain's office is to train and prepare subordinate commands for mobilization and to provide for the free exercise of religion by all personnel assigned to force units. The Command Religious Program (CRP) also provides ministry that enhances the moral, personal, and spiritual growth of the MARFORRES personnel and, whenever practical, the pastoral care and counseling of personnel and their dependents. The MARFORRES Chaplain website provides contact information for the chaplain, links to supporting resources, and links to chaplain-related legislation, policy, and manuals.

Navy

Navy Chaplain Corps The Navy Chaplain Corps provides spiritual support for members of the Navy and Marine Corps and their families. The Navy Chaplains Corps Distance Support website provides the opportunity to ask a chaplain a question, request information from a chaplain, and talk to a chaplain.

Air Force

Air Force Chaplain Corps The Air Force Chaplain Corps conducts religious observances, advises leadership, and provides pastoral care through pastoral counseling and religious programs that serve the diverse educational, humanitarian, and personal needs of the Air Force community. The website provides an overview of the Chaplain Corps, including information on how to become a chaplain or chaplain assistant.

Air Force Reserve Chaplain Program The Air Force Reserve Chaplain Program is a cooperative and pluralistic ministry. The Air Force trains and deploys chaplain readiness teams, consisting of chaplains and enlisted personnel, to provide religious ministries during war, contingencies, national emergencies, and military exercises. The website provides an overview of the Air Force Reserve Chaplain Program, information on how to become a chaplain or chaplain assistant, the chaplain staff directory for the Air Force Reserve Headquarters, and chaplain service links.

National Guard Office of the Chaplain National Guard chaplains provide service members the opportunity to exercise their right of religious freedom, build spiritual strength by ministering to National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, and their families, facilitate religious support capabilities, and work collaboratively with faith-based, humanitarian, and interagency organizations. The website provides resources, publications, news, and information related to the chaplaincy. Please note: a CAC is required to access this site.

United States Air Force Chaplain Service The Air Force Chaplain Service provides for the free exercise of religion for military members and their families. The chaplains conduct worship services, religious rites, and pastoral counseling. This website provides basic information about this service.

Coast Guard

Chaplain of the Coast Guard The Chaplain of the Coast Guard, as part of the Navy Chaplain Corps, delivers religious accommodation, care, and advisement to strengthen faith, values, and virtues to Coast Guard service members and their families. The website provides an overview of the program, contact information for the Headquarters Chaplain, frequently asked questions, links to associated resources, and a listing of locations and contact information for chaplains in the individual districts and sectors. 


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