OFFICE OF THE COMMAND CHAPLAIN
Supporting and serving a US Army Reserve Family that is spiritually and morally strong.Mission
Provide strategic and inspirational leadership that best reflects the qualities and traditions of the Citizen-Warrior ethos and accurately reflects the US Army's intent as we facilitate our Unit Ministry Teams in providing relevant, unifying and enabling religious support to our US Army Reserve Family.
4710 Knox Street
North Carolina 28310-5000
In case of an emergency during after office hours, please contact the US Army Reserve Command's Operation Center at 910-570-9750/9751.
Welcome to our home on the web! We are honored to have you visit us. Our office is entrusted with the responsibility of insuring that our nation's Soldiers and their Families in the US Army Reserve (USAR) are spiritually strong. We do this by overseeing the religious support mission of the commander as expressed in the USAR Commander's Master Religious Plan and directed by the Office of the Chief of Chaplains. We accomplish this through the faithful efforts of over 250 Unit Ministry Teams (Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants) dispersed throughout our forces in the United States and overseas.
The Army Chaplaincy's motto, "for God and country, " reflects the nature of our dual mission and roles as both ministers and citizens. Our office is committed to caring for our Army Reserve Family by promoting its spiritual growth and well-being through the ministry of a fully engaged and caring, called, committed, and trained team of chaplains and chaplain assistants.
During these challenging times we encourage you to use our Unit Ministry Teams in order to assist you in bringing balance and fitness to you life. Also, we invite you to join us in this ministry to our Soldiers and Families by caring, loving, listening, and praying for one another. After all, we are an Army Family!
A NATIONAL PRAYER FOR PEACE
"Almighty God, who has given us this good land for our heritage; we humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.
Endow with thy spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.
In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble suffer not our trust in thee to fail..."
President Thomas Jefferson
March 4, 1805
SOLDIER AND FAMILY RESOURCES
Army Reserve Family Programs
The Army Reserve Family Program is dedicated to education, training, awareness, outreach, information, referral, and follow-up. The ARFP website is your one-stop shop to get connected with Army Reserve family support information and resources. AFRP Website
My Army Life Too
The My Army Life Too website links families to services and resources provided by The Army. They list information on money matters, offer a spouse job bank, and provide advice on how to manage deployment. My Army Life Too website
Army Emergency Relief
Help is available when you need it most. Army Emergency Relief (AER) is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to active and retired Soldiers and their dependents when there’s a legitimate need. AER funds are quickly distributed to Soldiers and dependents to overcome financial hardships. AER website
DOD Reserve Affairs Publications
The Department of Defense offers several publications for Reserve Soldiers and their family members, including a guide to available benefits and a parent's guide to military service. They also publish strategic plans, reports to Congress, and other documents about the structure and use of Reserve components. DOD Reserve Affairs Publication List
Army Strong Bonds Program: Building Ready Families
Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. US Army's Strong Bonds Website
Army Reserve Enrichment Camps
Army Reserve Enrichment Camps (AREC) are FREE week long residential camping experiences for Youth (ages 8 - 16) who are related to an Army Reserve Soldier. Each camp chosen to host an Army Reserve Enrichment Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. Staff are trained on the unique needs of military Families. Army Reserve Family Programs