Commemorating 240 years of providing religious ministry and pastoral care to the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, Navy chaplains, Chaplain Candidate Program Officers and enlisted religious program specialists recently gathered in Norfolk, Va. for a night of celebration and remembrance. Since its establishment in 1775 when the Continental Congress agreed that divine services should be performed twice a day on board ships and a sermon preached on Sundays, the Navy Chaplain Corps has grown to over 1,000 chaplains representing more than 100 faith groups. Chaplains and religious program specialists are embedded in and support commands at sea and ashore across the Sea Services. For more information, visit the Navy Chaplain Corps webpage at www.navy.mil/local/chaplaincorps/ and visit the Navy Chaplain Corps on DoDLive at chaplaincorps.navylive.dodlive.mil.
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