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Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret
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NAVYVETS.COM MOVIE CALL TONIGHT'S MOVIE: "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number 1966 Starring Bob Hope Elke Sommer"

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COMEDY gorgeous French actress named Didi (Elke Sommer) has become more famous for commercials involving bubble baths than…Continue


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I am Jerry Ballard USNRet  Tulare, CA and I am a current Client of these idiots at BINDER AND BINDERI WANT TO WARN MY FELLOW VETERANS SO THEY DON'T GET SCREWED LIKE I DIDHere's my e-mail…Continue


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The Bible has quite a lot to say about hope. Biblical hope has as its foundation faith in God. The word hope in English often conveys doubt. For instance, “I hope it will not rain tomorrow.” In addition, the word hope is often followed by the word so. This is the answer that some may give when asked if they think that they will go to heaven when they die. They say, “I hope so.” However, that is not the meaning of the words usually translated “hope” in the Bible.In the Old Testament the Hebrew…See More
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Several times in Jesus’ life, He shows that He was a man on a mission. He had a purpose, which He intentionally fulfilled. Even at a young age, Jesus knew that He “must be about [His] Father’s business” (Luke 2:49, KJV). In the last days of His earthly life, Jesus “resolutely set out for Jerusalem,” where He knew He would be killed (Luke 9:51). It could be said that the fundamental mission of Christ’s time on earth was to fulfill God’s plan of saving the lost.Jesus put it this way in Luke…See More
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Michael Ries replied to Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret's discussion OFFICIAL CHRISTMAS CARD 2017 in the group Chaplain's Corner
"Merry Christmas to you Sir "
Dec 15, 2017
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A GRAPHIC PRESENTATION BY CHAPLAIN Jerry BallardWHAT ARE YOU A SLAVE TO?When sin is our master, we are unable to resist it. But, by the power of Christ to overcome the power of sin, “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness” (Romans 6:18). Once we come to Christ in repentance and receive forgiveness for sin, we are empowered by the Holy…See More
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To the majority of people in the world, Jesus is an honored historical figure who was the founder of Christianity—but that is about as far as it goes. Many have no idea that his most wonderful life had an unsurpassed effect on the history of man. The essence of Jesus’ mission was to save the individual life of every person who chooses to put his or her trust in him. He didn’t just point the way to a set of ideals or moral principles as many other teachers did. Rather, he promised when we were…See More
Dec 5, 2017
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Nov 25, 2017
Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret replied to Jerry Ballard(sw)SH1Ret's discussion IT WAS FOR "YOU" JESUS DIED, HE IS THE SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM, THE HOPE OF EVERY BELIEVER Chaplain Jerry SUNDAY MORNING STUDY IN THE WORD 11/19/2017 in the group Chaplain's Corner
"Glad you were blessed by this Michael"
Nov 25, 2017

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Petty Officer First Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Alamo LSD-33 1974-1977
USS Constellation CV-64 1977-1979
Commissary Store, Long Beach Naval Station 1982-1984
USS Prairie AD-15 1984-1990
USS Anchorage LSD-36 1994-1996
USS Mount Vernon LSD-39 1996-1996 (Special Orders)
Transferred to NAS Lemoore Naval Hospital Lemoore, CA where I retired here in 1998

Attended Liberty University where I completed my major in Biblical Studies
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Somalia
Current Status with the US Navy
Start date of your service
July 30, 1974
End date of your service
July 30, 1998




















Romans 10:9-10

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.














            אני עומד עם ישראל מתפלל שלום ירושלים, בירת ישראל לנצח



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CHAPLAIN'S CORNER NEW YEARS EDITION 2013 " New Years's Resolution Suggestions for Christians

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

Every year we go through the tradition of evaluating the past year and making decisions for our upcoming year. This year I would like to encourage you to think outside the box concerning your Christian New Year’s resolutions.

Instead of the stereotypical Christian New Years resolutions like reading the Bible in a year or winning more souls, which are both admirable goals, I am going to try to stir your thinking and stir your hearts to take on some goals that will build your…


A Sailor's Christmas

Posted on December 24, 2012 at 7:30pm 2 Comments

A Sailor's Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, the ship was out steaming,

Sailors stood watch while others were dreaming.

They lived in a crowd with racks tight and small,

In a 80-man berthing, cramped one and all.

I had come down the stack with presents to give,

And to see inside just who might perhaps live.

I looked all about,…



Posted on December 23, 2012 at 11:26am 2 Comments

Heavenly Father, We come to you this day remembering and honoring your birth and why you came. Those Shepard’s herd the message long ago and we remember and sin it today, “ Glory to God in…


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At 9:27pm on December 11, 2016, Leonard Lewis RM1 said…

Amen to that. Good to see you back in action.

At 1:22pm on August 29, 2016, Leonard Lewis RM1 said…

8/29/2016 Jerry...hope all is ok with you...haven't seen the Chaplains corner now for 2 weeks and concerned you may be falling on hard times.  Hope nothing major going on. 

At 1:25am on May 20, 2014, Doug seskey said…
Ya, those employees destroying veterans Heath records are veterans also, very sad .. Stabbing our own in the back for a government job..
At 12:47pm on December 29, 2013, Rick Flock said…

There's no need to thank me for my friendship Chaplan, it's more than my pleasure.

If more people would treat people more like human beings and be respectful of the 

fact a friendship is not something you should take lightly but cherish whenever you

can make a true friend.  Nowa days people have no idea what the word means let alone

stick around for the full journey, instead they'd rather judge you to make them feel

good and walk away... it's why at one point I stoppped trying but knew that wasn't

me so continued on the path I started. It's difficult to stop and think  the possibility

of dying alone because of the way people are, but I thought in order to have a peaceful

exit from this world it was best to take what people I do meet along the way and help possibly to heal they're hurt in order to beleive again in people and just maybe catch

that one friend that can still appreciate the one human being trying to help them.

At first it scared me to dye alone, literally, but then if your at peace with with yourself

and have God within and understand once you have that, that the rest God will take carre of... it is his temple, creation and his children. I digress... sorry.  But hopefully

I can remember to come back and chat again.  have a blessed New year and thank

you for your friendship MR. Ballard, Chaplan.   =0 )


At 3:53pm on August 1, 2013, Damon Israel (Izzy) said…

Nice to meet you Jerry. I bump into a former Connie shipmate every once in awhile. I will admit, the 4 1/2 years I was on that ship were the best times I've ever had! I look forward to meeting up with you one day, maybe over a brew. Take care.

At 10:30pm on December 13, 2012, Eugene Pantano said…

Having been in the PRINT SHOP on PRAIRIE - I "many times" had to go to the PH's and have them take pictures for the SHIP's Paper...

At this very moment - I still have a KODAK SPEED GRAPHIC that I cumshawed from the PH guys..

While I was stationed at  WHIDBEY ISLAND - I was on the STAFF in the PIO Ofice..and was the BASE PHOTOGRAPHER with the Speed Graphic. As well as a News writer..Down town in Oak Harbor..I used the Paper there..OAK HARBOR do a lot of my darkroom work - and set up the pages of our Paper..Alice Ells was my great helper...She was a reporter there. Super days for sure..and never to be seen again in this crazy world...

At 7:04pm on December 13, 2012, Eugene Pantano said…

Another thing.. The Birth of CHRIST is coming up soon...and aboard PRAIRIE .. there was always a Great Honoring of this very special day... Remember is not the BIRTH OF ALLAH being celebrated..but THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST..... Never forget that.. Not like in our WHITE HOUSE..

At 6:59pm on December 13, 2012, Eugene Pantano said…

Hi Jerry.. I was on here the WESTPAC of 1979..and was in R5 also..

I ran the PRINT SHOP...when the Chief in there left..and then was the CMAA ...and also !!...ran the ARMORY...since I had so much weapons and Rifle/Pisto Range experience.

Enjoyed being CMAA the most....LOTS of fun...and had great people working with well as the ARMS ROOM...The print shop never did impress me..until her overhaul...


At 5:40pm on December 6, 2012, Richard Clementson said…


At 4:35pm on March 31, 2012, richard alan schlesier said…

i am a lot oder then most of you and i have tircare for life i have not see the drasket increse in tricare


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