Lt. Col. Jack Stumme, a Regular Baptist chaplain, recently became the new command chaplain for the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. During the traditional Change of Stole ceremony, the commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division transferred the stole from the outgoing division chaplain to the incoming division chaplain, symbolic of the mantle of Elijah passing to Elisha. The 82nd Airborne ...more
Over the weekend of Nov. 11, communities, churches, and civic organizations across our nation will host ceremonies honoring those who have served in the United States military. On Monday the annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, where grateful citizens will gather to show their appreciation for those who have served and are serving. Within our ...more
ARLINGTON, Va.— It’s Thursday, Sept. 27, and about 100 U.S. Army soldiers are seated in an auditorium at Fort Myer, listening to Chaplain Mark Worrell speak on suicide. At the same time as Worrell is speaking, U.S. Army troops around the world are pausing to participate in similar efforts as part of the Army’s suicide prevention training.
Suicide statistics in the ...more