U.S. chaplains share blessings with the elderly
Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa
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.
Three years after a terrorist attack in downtown Djibouti prompted the need for increased liberty restrictions here, Camp Lemonnier personnel are again attending religious services in downtown Djibouti.
While on a mission in Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. Navy chaplain and chaplain’s assistant went to Nyumba Ya Wazee, or Home of the Elderly, May, 9, 2016, to provide spiritual support, counsel, and a smiling face to the residents, while receiving blessings themselves.
“Aloha” is a word that means hello and goodbye in Hawaiian. For U.S. Army Chaplain Maj. Lawrence Allison, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Religious Affairs deputy director, this simple word means more than just that.
Spiritual resilience is one of the requirements in a joint environment that is vital to the success of any mission. Providing encouragement, the right equipment and empowering the members to complete the mission successfully is the vision of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) Religious Affairs.