Chaplain Corps


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  • Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Jose Reyesbermudez, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, prepares for Catholic Rosary service aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as it prepares for humanitarian operations in Puerto Rico.  The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher (Released)  171001-N-PG340-014
  • Lt. Cmdr. Juan Cometa, a Navy chaplain assigned to commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific, conducts a burial at sea from an HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85. The squadron provides dedicated rotary wing support to U.S. Special Operations Command worldwide.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis (Released)  170422-N-TR141-0077
  • Lt. Jamal Scarlett, from Murrieta, Calif., a chaplain aboard the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), baptizes the child of Lt. John "Jack" Curran, a Ford Sailor, and his wife, Lt. Emily Curran, an aircraft carrier new construction assistant project officer for Supervisor of Shipbuilding, in the ship's forecastle. The custom of baptizing infants aboard ships dates back to the British Royal Navy in which the infant is baptized under or inside the ship's bell.   U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cathrine Mae O. Campbell (Released)  170624-N-ZE240-0049
  • Lt. Saejeong I. Kim is sworn in as the first female Navy Reserve Buddhist chaplain by Lt. Cmdr. Jason Matthew DiPinto, a chaplain assigned to Coast Guard District Eleven, at Won Buddhist Temple.  Navy Recruiting District (NDR) Los Angeles recruits high quality officer and enlisted applicants for active and Reserve Navy service in seven Southern California counties, Hawaii, Pacific island territories, and the Far East.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yudy Palacios (Released)  170806-N-AA383-042
  • Lt. Emily Rosenzweig, a chaplain assigned to 3rd Radio Battalion Religious Ministry Team at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, reads a Hebrew prayer aboard the USS Arizona Memorial during an Interfaith Prayer service and Floral Tribute. The event allowed religious leaders from the U.S. military, Hawaii, and Japan to engage in prayer to honor the fallen service members. Dec. 7, 2016, marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Since Dec. 7, 1941, the U.S. and Japan have endured more than 70 years of continued peace, a cornerstone of security and prosperity in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. As a Pacific nation, the U.S. is committed to continue its responsibility of protecting the Pacific sea-lanes, advancing international ideals and relationships, well as delivering security, influence and responsiveness in the region.  U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Katarzyna Kobiljak (Released)  161206-N-YW024-054
  • Rear Adm. Margaret Grum Kibben, Chief of Chaplains, addresses the audience via video teleconference during the annual Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Religious Ministry Team Inter-Professional training seminar at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. The annual training relates to spiritual wellness and how it fits into the overall care and health of service members and their families.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Laura A. Myers (Released)  170920-N-IY469-008
  • Lt. Cmdr. Margaret Siemer, a Navy chaplain assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), baptizes a Sailor in the Jordan River during a port visit to Israel. The ship is in Haifa, Israel for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Israel relations.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Matt Matlage (Released)  170702-N-FE442-269
  • Chaplain, Lt. Cmdr. Jay Kersten conducts a special Easter sunrise service on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). The ship and its ready group, are deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations designed to reassure allies and partners, and preserve the freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce in the region.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Raymond Minami (Released)  170416-N-UM082-014


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