Over the 5.5 years that we have been in the Army, several ladies have found
this blog as their husbands were entering or had just entered into the
chaplaincy. This thrills me, as this was the original intent of this blog
from the beginning! Some common questions have arisen and I thought it might
be helpful to post some of them here. These are a combination of lessons
learned, passions/leanings, and ministry philosophies.
Q: Did you go to/were you able to go to your husband's graduation from CHBOLC (CHaplain
Basic Officer Leadership Course)?
A: I did go to hubby's graduation from CHBOLC. I highly recommend
it. I actually went down for his graduation week. They had classes for
the spouses, events and outings, and then, of course, graduation itself.
I knew nothing of the military or chaplaincy, so it was definitely a
great place to start my learning curve :-) Also the chaplain museum is there at
Ft Jackson -- all chaplain families should visit it at least once to get a…
Today our family had the opportunity to attend my husband's unit's "Casing of the colors" ceremony, which most army units/brigades do in preparation for deployment. It was a well-attended ceremony held at our brigade's parade field. Many of the soldiers from all of the units in our brigade were out in formation in the field. The commanding general for Fort Bragg was also in attendance. "Casing the colors" involves calling the soldiers from each unit to attention, having them inspected by the brigade commander, and then packaging up the flags in preparation for movement to their deployment location. Upon their arrival, the colors will then be displayed again while the units carry on their mission downrange. This highly traditional ceremony was a great way to give a tangible, visual element to what probably seems to our son like a theoretical deployment. The pictures below are from this event. Notice how the flag is unfurled in the first picture and encas…
Some interesting zoo animals are tigers and wolves. Here are some facts about wolves. Wolf pups are born with their eyes shut. Breeding season is February to March and female wolves are pregnant for sixty-three days! Wolves have forty-two teeth. Speaking of teeth, let’s move on to tigers. Here are some facts about tigers. A tiger’s tail is 1 meter long. Tigers have been known to eat up to twenty-seven kilograms of meat in one night! Tigers weigh up to six hundred pounds. Thanks for going on the safari with me!