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Resources for the military chaplain spouse

Chaplain crest items available for purchase

Coffee mug (Potter's Fire)

Coffee mug (Potter's Wheel - Near Ft. Riley, KS)

Wooden plaque with chaplain crest engraved
http://www.wmwoodworks.com/Unit.html  (scroll to bottom of page)

Chaplain crest logos available for download
(courtesy Jennifer Cook)

Current chaplain crest, black & white (JPG)

Current chaplain crest, black & white (JPG)
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Current chaplain crest, color (JPG)

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Vintage chaplain crest, black & white (PNG)

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Books for the military chaplain spouse

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From Reveille to Retreat
The journey of a lifetime
Editors: Wendy Brzezinski and Karen Bailey, Copyright @ 2015
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The Chaplain spouse has a unique position and lifestyle that can be both exciting and challenging. Each spouse enters into a unique and sometimes completely unfamiliar Army culture and is expected automatically to know how to survive, thrive, and be supportive. This can be daunting but, at the same time,is an opportunity to grow and experience a time of adventure and discovery of the world and of oneself.

In From Reveille to Retreat, the Chaplain spouse authors offer you a glimpse into the world of the Chaplain spouse-- from walking onto post for the first time to retirement. Through their insightful and poignant sharing, they have brought a wealth of knowledge, information,stories, humor, and sage advice. The Chaplain spouse of the Chaplain Corps have shared their hearts with you.

The authors share insights into numerous questions:
  • What is this Army all about?
  • What do I say without getting my Chaplain in trouble?
  • What is this Army language?
  • Why so many acronyms?
  • Is PCS a medical condition?
  • What do I say to the commander's wife or husband without looking silly?
  • Where do I go for information on schools and medical help?
  • Why is a chapel not a church or synagogue or mosque?
  • What should I do...what should I not do?
  • What are all those bugle sounds during the day on post?
  • How do I fit in with the chapel programs?
  • Are Hail and Farewells important?
  • How do Chaplain Family kids like themilitary?
  • How do I survive and thrive during deployments?
  • What is a Family Readiness Group, and how do I fit iin?
  • Why i s saluting so important?
  • What do OER, ORB, ERB, and NCOER mean?
  • Is the PX the best place to shop?

This book is a celebration of all Chaplain spouses and all they bring to the Chaplain Corps and the Army Family. Their courage, tenacity,love,and compassion are seen through their stories and information shared. So sit back, learn, and enjoy. Laugh a little and cry a little. Expect to be encouraged and strengthened for the journey of a lifetime.

The editors, Wendy Brzezinski and Karen Bailey, are the wives of Army Chaplains with over forty years of Army life. They wish for this handbook and guide to be a resource and foundation for a wonderful adventure in the Army and Chaplain Corps.

Nobody Told Me
A guide for pastors' wives
Author: Kay Cocklin, Copyright 2010

This book, Nobody Told Me, A Guide for Pastors' Wives is the first publication for Kay Cocklin. She has been the wife of a Pastor/Chaplain for forty years - thirteen years were spent as a pastor's wife, and twenty-seven years as a chaplain's spouse.

Military chaplain spouse books & resources
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
  • Practical insights in caring for
             Home front families
             Military personnel
             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

Military and veteran family resources
  • Christian encouragement
  Bibles, devotionals, studies
  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
  • Deployment support for
  Military personnel
  Military spouses
  Military children, teens
  • Downloads and printables
  Brat Town Bugle TM
  Coloring pages
  Flat Brat TM
  Military house ornament

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