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Calendar Watch


This Month’s Army Value – Duty


Battle Buddy/Significant Other
Unit Cohesion/Community

Practical Steps

Know Your Job and that of the one above you
Get to know your team members beyond a UTA
Don’t wait to be asked
Take care of family and community

Soldier Values - Duty

Spiritual Insight

The position of Military Chaplain is as old, or older, than the country, and it’s one of the most valued commissions in the military.

George Washington established the military chaplaincy on 29 July 1775, just two and half months after the Continental Congress established the Army. Washington said he was concerned about both the morale and the morals of Soldiers; and, he believed the Army must provide paid religious leaders to support the Soldiers’ spiritual needs.

As your Chaplains, we are here for you. We are available on our UTAs and, generally, provide a Chapel Service. No appointment necessary. We are also available, most of the time, via Email, Skype and telephone (you can always leave a message). Get to know your Chaplain.

I am CH Roy Twaddell and this is my contact information:
Email: roy.w.twaddell@us.army.mil; Skype: roy.twaddell; Telehone: 714.325.5835


The Soldier’s heart, the Soldier’s spirit, and the Soldier’s soul are everything. Unless the
Soldier’s soul sustains him, he cannot be relied on and will fail himself, his commander,
and his country in the end. It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit that wins the victory.

“Morale is a state of mind. It is steadfastness, courage, and hope. It is confidence, zeal, and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps, and determination. It is staying power, the spirit which endures in the end, and the will to win. With it, all things are possible, without it everything else, planning, preparation, and production count for naught.”
General George C. Marshall

So, until next month: Stand Tall, Look Good, and more importantly “Be All You Can Be”.

“Always Ready, Always There”

Roy W Twaddell

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