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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 1:32pm on April 16, 2018, Emmet Molloy said…

    On another note, my biggest regret is that I did not stay in the Reserves for 16 more years. I always say that if I had one thing to do over again, that would be it. For various reasons I didn’t and for various reasons it would have helped today. 

    At 1:24pm on April 16, 2018, Emmet Molloy said…

    Thank you for the welcome, I certainly enjoy your page and posts. Very much appreciated. 

    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...


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