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Military leaders struggle with diversity in holiday displays

As the “holiday” season continues, post officials are extending special recognition to religious service members, specifically Jews and Christians.  A nativity scene and menorah combo have been erected at both Travis AFB in California and Ft Campbell, Kentucky.  This privileging … Continue reading

Study highlights need for secular community

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Study highlights need for secular community

A recent survey by the Pew Forum on reintegration identified a 24% bump for “religious” Post-9/11 veterans.  This question specifically asked “how often a recent veteran attends religious services.”  Those claiming to attend once per week were 24% more likely … Continue reading

Network update: Still growing, but with little official recognition

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Network update: Still growing, but with little official recognition

Despite limited support from the military leaders, local groups continue to come together within the MAAF structure and with the diligent work of local leaders.  There are new groups established since November at Ft Riley, RAF Lakenheath, and the San Diego Area. … Continue reading

FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

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FORSCOM Refers Extremely High Risk to Chaplains

The US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) has rolled out a new mandatory risk assessment that identifies chaplains as the primary referral for the most extreme risk cases. The assessment is a counseling form between a soldier and his or her … Continue reading

Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative

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Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative

To offer an insight into MAAF operations, the following article will put in perspective the collaborative efforts of MAAF.  As listed on the site, MAAF is primarily about supporting and growing the community of atheists and humanists in the military. … Continue reading