Inside Your Navy Chaplain Corps: Religious Ministry In Action

 

“Access. It’s all about access. Chaplains and their RPs bring the presence of God where and when it matters. In this case, where Marines are training hard for combat in the desert sands at 29 Palms. Marines have a saying, “Train like you fight!” Only Navy chaplains have that kind of ministry access to their Marines, bringing communion and worship in both training AND in combat.” –Chaplain of the Marine Corps Rear Adm. Brent W. Scott

Enjoy these photos of religious ministry teams in action where it matters, when it matters, with what matters to enrich the spiritual lives of Marines.

TWENTY NINE PALMS, CA: Petty Officer 3rd Class Garent Matthews, a religious program specialist with the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, fills cups for communion during the battalion’s field training exercise aboard the Combat Center, Jan. 9, 2016. Rear Adm. Brent W. Scott, Chaplain of the Marines Corps, offered a religious service with music, communion and a sermon. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released).

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Lt. Cmdr. Paul Armstrong, a chaplain with the 7th Marine Regiment, plays guitar during worship, Jan. 9, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)

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Rear Adm. Brent W. Scott, chaplain of the Marine Corps, offers a service with communion and music for Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, during a field training exercise aboard the Combat Center, Jan. 9, 2016. (Official Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Levi Schultz/Released)

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BRIDGEPORT, CA: Navy chaplains minister to Marines in every clime and place. Lt. Joe Robbins, a Navy chaplain at the Mountain Warfare Center in Bridgeport, Calif., provides a field service to the Marines with Assault Amphibian Battalion during a field exercise in preparation for deployment to Operation Cold Response in Norway.

Lt. Joe Robbins,  a Navy chaplain at the  Mountain Warfare Center in Bridgeport, Calif., provides a field service to the Marines with Assault Amphibian Battalion during a field exercise in preparation for deployment


CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
: Lt. Cmdr. Bill J. Muhm, a Navy chaplain with 2nd Marine Logistics Group, delivers a sermon during a Command Post Exercise (CPX) at Landing Zone Robin on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Jan. 31, 2016. Marines and Sailors participated in the CPX in order to maintain operational readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tyler W. Stewart/Released)

2D Marine Logistics Group Participates in a Command Post Exercise