Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fort Hood Soldiers Train to Protect Chaplains

Fort Hood: training to protect chaplains who don't carry guns
KXXV ABC 25 News
By Brooke Bednarz, Reporter
Friday, April 28th 2017
Fort Hood held a specialized, hostile environment training for their chaplains and chaplain assistants Thursday morning.

Chaplains are officers and chaplain assistants are enlisted soldiers in the U.S. Army.

They work in pairs as a Unit Ministry Team (UMT) and are assigned to each battalion level unit and above in the Army.

"We provide something that no one else in the Army can provide. We can touch the religious aspect or spiritual aspect of every soldier in the unit, and to be entrusted with that is a huge honor," MSG. Edrena Roberts,Command Chaplain Assistant, said.

Fort Hood trained the 110 soldiers, chaplains and chaplain assistants who are currently stationed at Fort Hood Thursday in a series of training exercises.

Each exercise was focused on the pairs moving as one to keep the chaplain safe.
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