Meet our Team Members:
CH (MAJ) Cody J Roach
ORNG State Support Chaplain
2/162IN BN Chaplain
We are excited to share these upcoming Strong Bonds opportunities! Click on the event to see the flier and for information on registering.
More Events Coming Soon
Supporting the Oregon Army and Air National Guard
The Continental Congress established Chaplains as an integral part of the Military of the United States on 29 July 1775. The Chaplaincy remains a relevant and integral part of the heritage and future of the military. Chaplains have served in significant numbers from the earliest battles of the American War of Independence to the present. American Chaplains represent the unique commitment of the American social and religious culture that values freedom of conscience and spiritual choice as proclaimed in the founding documents.
The importance and influence of the Chaplain to the religious, moral, and spiritual health of the unit have been valued throughout the history of the military. Military Chaplains represent faith groups within the pluralistic religious culture in America and demonstrate the values of religious freedom of conscience and spiritual choice. The impact of the Chaplaincy is its core commitment to the soul and spirit of the military to: Nurture the Living, Care for Wounded, and Honor the Dead across the full spectrum of military operations.
The Military Chaplain Corps is organized to provide the most responsive religious support and ministerial presence. Religious support includes providing those aspects of religious education, clergy counsel and reassuring presence, authentic worship, and faith group expression.
Strong Bonds is a unit-based, chaplain-led program which assists commanders in building individual resiliency by strengthening the Army Family. The core mission of the Strong Bonds program is to increase individual Soldier and Family member readiness through relationship education and skills training. Strong Bonds is conducted in an off site retreat format in order to maximize the training effect. The retreat or “get away” provides a fun, safe, and secure environment in which to address the impact of relocations, deployments, and military lifestyle stressors. We offer programs for single soldiers, married couples and families. Check out our upcoming events listed above. For more information on the Strong Bonds program click the link below.
Both the Oregon Army National Guard (OR-ARNG) and the Oregon Air National Guard (OR-ANG) have Strong Bonds programs. Due to Army and Air Force budget policies, OR-ARNG Soldiers and Family Members may only register for Oregon Army National Guard Strong Bonds events, and OR-ANG Airmen and Families may only register for Oregon Air National Guard events. Click below to see more information about Oregon Army and Air Strong Bonds Events.