Chaplain (Lt Col) Jimmie G. Boozer
We are a diverse group
here today representing multiple religions, faith groups and beliefs. So
as to accommodate everyone in this time of prayer (benediction, etc.), I
invite all here to pray openly or silently in the manner your faith
group prays, and I will pray in the manner that my faith group addresses
God. Let us pray: . . . . . .
From Chaplain (Maj) Michael
Group 1 Chaplain Michael Marshall
GROUP 1 SQUADRON CHAPLAINS READ THIS
As Group 1 chaplain I would like to
encourage all chaplains in the group to consider becoming
mission qualified. Mission Qualified and supervised trainee
status allows chaplains to minister actively on practice and
actual missions. Whether actual or practice the spiritual
needs of cadets and seniors need to be met and are still
very real. Physical fatigue, exertion and stressful moments
on the mission may require the watchful and careful eye of
the chaplain to lighten or mitigate these concerns.
Chaplains conduct worship services at the mission and/or
help those worshippers to attend nearby services. The
chaplain has ministry of presence or actual ministry with
CAP members or family members of those whose loved ones are
the object of our air and ground searches.
An added benefit has arisen for
those chaplains who become mission qualified in direct Air
Force ministry. The Air Force has allowed some CAP
chaplains, who are mission qualified, to minister to active
duty units and personnel. This can be arranged by MSA
(military support authorization) through the Air Force Unit
Commander, CAP National Chaplain and the Air Force Base
chaplain. We have at least one chaplain in the Illinois Wing
presently ministering to an active duty Air Force squadron.
As of this writing, Illinois wing only has three mission
qualified chaplains in the entire wing. We need many more.
Please contact your senior or wing chaplain or professional
development officer to find out what you must do to begin
training to become mission qualified. It will be well worth
the effort for you and the entire wing.
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