14th FTW Chapel helps strengthen Airmen’s faith

Providing pastoral care ministry and counseling to those of faith and those of no faith, Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual resilience of our Airmen all over the world. As spiritual leaders, chaplains are relied upon for faith and personal guidance. They are also advocates for our Airmen and consult with leadership on moral, ethical and quality-of-life issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Providing pastoral care ministry and counseling to those of faith and those of no faith, Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual resilience of our Airmen all over the world. As spiritual leaders, chaplains are relied upon for faith and personal guidance. They are also advocates for our Airmen and consult with leadership on moral, ethical and quality-of-life issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Maj. Bradley Kimble, 14th Flying Training Wing deputy chaplain, marries Master Sgt. Tabitha Flemming, 14th Medical Support Squadron superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. Ashley Flemming, Defense Contract Management Agency, Nov. 15, 2017. The 14th FTW Chapel offers counseling, religious and spiritual programs to help Airmen keep their family and faith healthy.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

Maj. Bradley Kimble, 14th Flying Training Wing deputy chaplain, marries Master Sgt. Tabitha Flemming, 14th Medical Support Squadron superintendent, Senior Master Sgt. Ashley Flemming, Defense Contract Management Agency, Nov. 15, 2017. The 14th FTW Chapel offers counseling, religious and spiritual programs to help Airmen keep their family and faith healthy.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert)

Lt. Col. Steven Richardson, 14th Flying Training Wing chaplain, introduces Wing Staff Agency Airmen to his father, retired Maj. Gen., Cecil Richardson, former Air Force Chief of Chaplains March 6, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Columbus AFB chapel leads many activities to improve their connection to the base’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Lt. Col. Steven Richardson, 14th Flying Training Wing chaplain, introduces Wing Staff Agency Airmen to his father, retired Maj. Gen., Cecil Richardson, former Air Force Chief of Chaplains March 6, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Columbus AFB chapel leads many activities to improve their connection to the base’s Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

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The Air Force has four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness; mental, social, physical and spiritual. The 14th Flying Training Wing Chapel team is here for all your spiritual needs.

“A recent study conducted Harvard and Duke Universities about how much faith affects a person’s life came out, and for the first time it showed how important it is to practice one’s faith,” said Maj. Bradley Kimble, 14th Flying Training Wing deputy chaplain.

The Chapel helps all Airmen of all faiths, beliefs and those who don’t have a belief. If the team doesn’t have a certain faith, they will search for the nearest place that practices whatever faith the team can’t provide.

“Our goal is to strengthen Airmen and their families so that they are spiritually, emotionally and relationally healthier than they were yesterday,” said Lt. Col. Steven Richardson, 14th FTW chaplain. “We do counseling, programs and worships services to try to build people spiritually so they can be better Airmen.”

The chaplains make an effort to be a stranger to no one. Every week, they walk through shops around base greeting new members of Team BLAZE and reconnecting with the ones they already know. Another purpose of these walk-ins is to check Airmen for signs of depression, sadness and an overall gloom so they can sit down and talk with them about their problems.

If an Airmen decides to talk to a member of the chapel team, he or she can trust that whatever they talk about is completely confidential.

The chapel team also has many volunteer opportunities for Airmen. These programs are aimed toward helping young people strengthen and develop their faith through fun activities.

Just like a physical training leader helps an Airmen stay in shape, the 14th FTW Chapel team is here to help you and your families stay spiritually fit so the mission can continue.