Navy Chaplain Corps Launches Official Blog on DoD Live


Story Number: NNS131128-01Release Date: 11/28/2013 7:49:00 AM
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By Christianne M. Witten, Chief of Navy Chaplains Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Chaplain Corps launched its first official blog on its 238th anniversary, Nov. 28, to facilitate a unique and constructive two-way dialogue between the Chaplain Corps' leadership and their stakeholders, including service members and their families.

This new blog, hosted on the DoD Live platform, will help to inform and create a dialogue on how chaplains support the religious and pastoral care needs of Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, civilians and their families.

Navy chaplains and religious program specialists operate across a broad spectrum of environments to fulfill the mission of the Chaplain Corps: to inspire hope and strengthen spiritual well-being through the delivery and coordination of effective religious ministry at sea and ashore.

The blog will focus on how the Chaplain Corps meets its mission through the following core capabilities:

*To provide and facilitate religious ministry.
*Care for all with complete confidentiality.
*Advise leadership on morale, the moral and ethical command climate, and religious matters that affect the command's mission.

Blog topics will include the following areas where chaplains are deeply involved: casualty support, wounded warrior care, suicide and sexual assault prevention and humanitarian assistance.

"As chaplains, we are appointed to support the free exercise of religion for all in the Naval service and their families and to support them in any way we can. This blog will help us better share our story and generate dialogue on what it means to answer the call to serve in Naval chaplaincy," said Chief of Navy Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd.

Visit the new Chaplain Corps blog at http://chaplaincorps.navylive.dodlive.mil/.

For more information on the Chaplain Corps, visit www.chaplain.navy.mil
and www.facebook.com/chiefofnavychaplains.

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