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posted by 147 FA on Feb 14

Chaplain Tedmon is on R & R (much needed) so I will share a few thoughts this month. We have been busy with a full complement of services here at the Camp Patriot chapel. The chaplain has been ministering in the morning and evening services with a guest speaker (Sr. Chief Maupin) helping every 3rd Sunday night. Chaplain Tedmon has also been teaching on Spiritual Disciplines and currently doing a series on the 7 Revelation churches. I did a 15 week study on Psalm 91 (the soldier’s Psalm) and presently am doing a study in Philippians and Ephesians. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 10

1/147 FA published their February 2010 newsletter. Click on the link below to download the pdf of the newsletter. 1-147 FA BN Kuwait Newsletter February 2010

posted by 147 FA on Jan 12

So here we are at the beginning of another new year. This a time when we reflect on the year past, and consider what we may have done differently and resolve to do better in the upcoming year. I am not personally a big fan of New Year’s resolutions; in fact, I have simply resolved not to make any. Although, I suppose that if I have resolved not to make any resolutions, I have already failed on account of the resolution I resolved not to make. I could chase this rabbit around in circles all day, (or all year, for that matter,) but I think you get my point. This resolution has worked out about as well as the ones I have made in past years. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Jan 11

1/147 FA published their January 2010 newsletter. Click on the link below to download the pdf of the newsletter. 1-147 FA BN Kuwait Newsletter January 2010

posted by BN Admin on Dec 6

Whew, thank goodness Thanksgiving is over! We have cleared that hurdle without any major incident, and are ready to start getting ready for the next one---the big one---Christmas. But wait a minute; are we really ready to move on to the Christmas season if Thanksgiving is just another hurdle we have to jump on the way? “Oh, come on, Chaplain!” some of you may be protesting, “That’s just a figure of speech. Nobody really means it that way.” Are you sure? How many news stories did you hear about riots and fights and arrests that were made just a few hours after Thanksgiving day during the “Black Friday” sales events. How many times have you watched someone lose their temper already with a check-out person not quite keeping up with the holiday rush? Have you, perhaps, even been one of them? Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Dec 2

1/147 FA published their December 2009 newsletter. Click on the link below to download the pdf of the newsletter. 1-147 FA BN Kuwait Newsletter December 2009

posted by 147 FA on Oct 12

We are collecting donations of toys to hand out at a local orphanage over the Christmas season. We are looking for new or lightly used toys (please—no junk or happy meal toys) that our soldiers can give out to brighten the holiday season for kids who otherwise go generally unnoticed. You can mail the items to your service member, or directly to the chaplain’s office. Just about anything is fine; stuffed animals, action figures, coloring books and crayons, whatever. Please do try to stay away from overtly religious or seasonal things. While our intentions may be honorable, we must be sensitive to the culture of the host nation in these type endeavors. Thank you! Chaplain Tom Tedmon

posted by 147 FA on Aug 9

Relief in Place and Transfer-Of-Authority (RIPTOA) Ceremony-Camp Patriot, Kuwait Raising the South Dakota Flag Hiki No or “Can Do” is the motto of the 1-487th Field Artillery Battalion from Hawaii. The 1-487th FA BN transferred control of the Command of Camp Patriot in Kuwait to the 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion from South Dakota. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Jul 1

Being part of something bigger than yourself is always special.  Whether in training or when deployed on a mission, you begin to lean on the soldiers around you for support.  When a unit truly comes together, many refer to the soldiers around them as family.  For some of the soldiers of the 147th, this is more than just a saying...it's reality.  Read on to learn about some of the "families" that are serving with the 147th Field Artillery.



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posted by 147 FA on Jun 13

Mustache May A English proverb states “A man without a mustache is like a cup of tea without sugar”. With the best looking Command Sergeant Major in the Army George Arends, declared May “The Month of the Mustache” for 1-147 FA.     Read the rest of this entry »