INSPIRE READY AIRMEN TO SUPPORT GLOBAL OPERATIONS THROUGH UNPARALLELED SOUL CARE, LEADER ADVISEMENT, AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
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.
0800, Bldg. 1207, Room 143
0800, Bldg. 1207, Room 120
Hours of operation:
UTAs: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
446th Airlift Wing Headquarters Annex
Bldg. 1207, Room 120
Office: (253) 982-8179
After Hours: (253) 341-0136
You can schedule secure online counseling from the Chaplain's Sharepoint site at https://eim2.amc.af.mil/org/446hc/default.aspx.(CAC-enabled)
1. Spiritual Help. Nothing is more central to Chaplains than assisting people in their relationship with God. Chaplains have skills and knowledge to assist you in your spiritual walk.
2. Decisions. Big decisions of life are important. Sometimes you need someone to help guide you. God never intended that we should make decisions alone. Chaplains can help you discover alternatives in your decision-making process. Chaplains are granted confidentiality by the UCMJ.
3. Pressure/Stress. Chaplains can help you ease inner pressure and frustrations which your duties and/or separation adjustments may be causing. The Chaplain can offer advice and alternatives of which you may not have been aware.
4. Problems/Concerns. There are times when we need some to talk to about life situations, or things that are "bugging us." Chaplains may act as your advocate in an non-judgmental and confident atmosphere.
5. Engagement & Marriage. Chaplains gladly provide premarital counseling and assistant in planning your wedding. The wedding is a religious service of worship where the marriage couple makes their promises to each other in the context of a community of faith. Weddings need to be planned well in advance. Check with a Chaplain of your faith for specific requirements.
6. New Family Members. When families are enlarged through birth or adoption, you may want to follow the practices of your faith in dedicating or baptizing the child. Check with a Chaplain of your faith for specific requirements.
7. Family Problems. When marriages fall of hard times, individuals often do not seek help until it is too late. Most Chaplains have training in marriage and family counseling. They can help you work through your problems or refer you to other sources of professional help.
8. Hospitalization. Let you Chaplain know if you or your family member has or will be admitted to the hospital. The Chaplain would like to bring the comfort of God's love to your hospital room - especially prior to surgery.
9. Death. Chaplains can offer comfort and help you work through the grief process when you have been informed about the death of a loved one. When called upon, Chaplains conduct funeral and memorial services.
10. When Someone Else You Know Needs Help. Many people are reluctant to seek help when they need it. Please be alert to the needs of those around you. Chaplains are responsible for everyone, including those who have no religious affiliation. As an Air Force member you can make a difference by referring a friend to the Chaplain of your choice.