Nearly completed chapel cheers chaplain, community
In this photo, Chaplain (Col.) Raymond A. Robinson, Jr., the USFK command chaplain, pauses in front of the nearly completed chapel #1 to receive a briefing from David M. Talbot, resident engineer of the Far East District's Family Housing Resident Office at Camp Humphreys. One critical aspect of any military installation is a space that allows for service members to exercise their freedom of religion. For a military city, greater numbers and diversity demand more than just a single space. The first of four new chapels is slated to be put into use by mid-2016. Until around 2014, U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys personnel exercised their freedom of religion using one small chapel (the Freedom Chapel) and a small worship space in the 501st Military Intelligence area, said Robinson. Since the Freedom Chapel was demolished, the chaplains have been holding services in the Humphreys high school through a facility usage agreement with the Department of Defense Education Activity. “Many of us in the Far East District have been personally invested in the construction of these chapels, and we’re going to be just as excited as the rest of the Chapel community to see this and our other new chapels open up,” said Talbot.