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172nd Airlift Wing Chapel Team strives to cultivate a high level of spiritual care that meets the Air Force Chaplain Corps mission “To care for Airmen and Guardians more than anyone thinks possible.” The Chapel team works to facilitate the free exercise of religion and support the Spiritual pillar in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness model. Whether you are connected to a faith system, or do not have a faith preference, our mission is to support the members of 172nd AW and their families through their Air Force careers.
To provide for the spiritual welfare of the men and women of
the 172nd AW and Gulfport CRTC during peacetime and wartime conditions.
Worship Service is held on Sunday of UTA weekend from 0815
to 0845 in the DFAC. Specific worship opportunities may be available in work
areas throughout the UTA weekend. Reach out to your Group Chaplain for more
Everyone occasionally encounters problems or questions for
which there are no easy answers. When these times come, there is a confidential
resource available to listen and help you find a solution. The Department of
Defense affords chaplains the highest privileged communication status
enabling members to communicate openly and honestly without fear of their
privacy being compromised. Whatever the nature of your distress: personal,
moral, spiritual, family, or substance, the 172nd AW RSTs are ready to serve
Strong Bonds is an Air National Guard Chaplain
Corps-led program to increase individual Airmen and family member readiness
through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds is conducted
in an offsite retreat format and provides a fun, safe, and secure environment
in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments, and military
lifestyle stressors. Specific Strong
Bonds training is offered for single Airmen, Couples, and Families with
children. Be on the lookout for the next
Strong Bonds opportunity!
Religious Support Teams (RSTs), consisting of a chaplain and
religious affairs airman, are committed to being visibly present in work
centers across the Wing. RSTs want to meet you, see where you work, and remind
you that we are available when you need us.
Please feel free to introduce yourself and chat when you see an RST
visiting your section.
Our office during UTAs is located on the south end of building 104. Chaplain, Maj. Caleb Clark is the
172nd AW full-time chaplain. Chaplain Clark’s office is located in
building 116 and is available throughout the duty week for any concerns.