Prayer breakfast hosts AF Chief of Chaplains

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, U.S. Air Force Chief of Chaplains, speaks to Cannon personnel and community members at the Landing on Feb. 19. Chaplain Richardson stressed the importance of faith and prayer at the National Prayer Breakfast. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public […]

Love for people inspires military chaplains

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Most military chaplains, who come from all walks of life, have a love for people that inspired their decisions to pursue the chaplaincy and motivate them to serve. “I have the greatest job in the world,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia Rios of the 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel. “The […]

Chaplains provide comfort during deployment

USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Staff Sgt. Aleric Hebert, 27th Special Operations Wing Chapel, takes a moment to reflect in the Base Chapel. Hebert serves as a chaplain’s assistant, a much-needed role when chaplains are deployed. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe “Reality strikes you hard. Death is random,” said Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia […]

Answering the call

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis Police chaplains, clockwise from left, Frank Sherman, Furgus Tunnell, Dick Ross and Terry Martin all volunteer their time. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer When dispatchers receive 9-1-1 calls, sometimes they send more than the police and emergency medical services. In the case of a traumatic or fatal accidents […]

Cannon chaplains meet spiritual, social needs

Janet Taylor-Birkey Most people think of church as a place to hear a sermon, sing songs and offer prayers. While Cannon’s chapel offers all of those things to worshipers, it also exceeds the parameters of regularly scheduled weekend and weekday services. Seeking to address quality of life issues for Cannon Airmen and their families, the […]

Initiative would add ministers

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A fledgling Clovis Municipal Schools initiative bridges schools and the church. The Chaplaincy Program will link school employees, students and families with chaplains, or church ministers. It should be ready for implementation by August. In a crisis such as the death of a family member or a house fire, […]

Veterans need spiritual assistance

By Clyde Davis, Local Columnist Richard was like the older brother to much of the neighborhood. Although he was actually Bobby’s older brother, he played that role in a lot of our lives, as some of us had no older brother of our own. When he was in high school, Richard acquired a ’55 Chevy, […]

Chaplain inspired by military pride

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Lt. Col. Richard Hall, wing chaplain at Cannon Air Force Base, did a memorial service for a young soldier from Wisconsin during his 2004 deployment in Iraq. The man was serving in Air Force security forces and had only been in Iraq 12 days […]

Chaplain preaches Catholicism at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Cannon Air Force Base Chaplain (Capt.) Glenn Jarman arrived this past summer for a 120-day tour of duty at an Air Force base in Pakistan that hosts the Predator reconnaissance and attack drones, he received a harsh greeting from those on the other side of the plane doors: “Welcome to […]