Keeping the Faith

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command, describes his role as a Muslim American Imam in the U.S. military, during a meeting at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in downtown Djibouti Jan. 30, 2017. A native of Bangladesh, Saifulislam became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995, was commissioned in 1999 as the first Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Marine Corp, and is currently one of only two Imam Chaplains in the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Abuhena Saifulislam, deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command, describes his role as a Muslim American Imam in the U.S. military, during a meeting at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs in downtown Djibouti Jan. 30, 2017. A native of Bangladesh, Saifulislam became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1995, was commissioned in 1999 as the first Muslim chaplain for the U.S. Marine Corp, and is currently one of only two Imam Chaplains in the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman)
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Keeping the Faith

Deputy command chaplain for U.S. Africa Command engages with key leaders and local practitioners of the Islamic faith during a week-long temporary duty assignment to Djibouti, Africa to take part in USAFRICOM’s Cutlass Express 2017 exercise.

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