Effective through the period of the current decree the Aviano Chaplain Corps will provide the following and also seeks input on other needs and ways to provide for them. We encourage everyone to check on their neighbors virtually. A kind text message or call; a funny joke or meme can sometimes change the direction of someone’s day. We know there are many who are already helping one another with personal needs. Please reach out for help. If you don’t know who to reach out to, call the Chaplain Corps office and we will help or get you the help you need.
Ch, Capt Greg Dubow, Ramstein AB: Finding stories of resilience during troubled times. (2:09). https://www.facebook.com/RamsteinChapelOfficial/videos/vb.110384617234832/2603171593295719/?type=2&theater
Ch, Capt Atajanow, Ramstein AB: An Islamic perspective on trial and tribulation. (1:07). https://www.facebook.com/RamsteinChapelOfficial/videos/vb.110384617234832/2654681508152053/?type=2&theater
Ramadan began the evening of Thursday, April 23 and ends the evening of Saturday, May 23. Resources and information are available from the following links:
Ramadan Air Force Memo
Ramadan Pocket Guide
Ramadan Information 2020
A variety of resources are available for all religious, spiritual ,and philosophical beliefs at the following websites.
(Astaru, Neo-Norse, Paganism) These religions have a wide umbrella of belief. The following are some keywords to use when researching these belief systems. "Heathen Talk" "Asatru’s Greatest Hits or Links for Newbies" "Real Heathenry" "A World Full of Gods" "Our Troth - Kveldulf Gundarsson" "Runelore" "Way of the Heathen" "The Norse Myths" "Teutonic Mythology" "Urglaawe Terminology""
(Buddhism) Zencast podcast - http://www.zencast.org An extension of https://www.insightmeditationcenter.org/. Can be found on most podcast services. This is a Buddhist podcast sharing a new Dharma lesson each Sunday.
(Buddhism) Free Guided Meditations - http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22&oTopID=22
This website provides mindful mediation podcasts that are free. They are offered in English and Spanish.
(Catholic) Free Religious Education - "The Eucharist in Scripture" by renowned scholar Scott Hahn. Six segments of about 30 minutes. Gives parents and children excellent insights into the Eucharist which can help your own deeper understanding of this sacrament. - https://stpaulcenter.com/free-stream/
(Catholic) Faithmag - https://faithmag.com/spiritual-fitness
A digital magazine of inciteful articles to enhance your spiritual fitness from the Catholic diocese of East Lansing, Michigan.
(Catholic) Word on Fire - https://www.wordonfire.org/
Dedicated to understanding the Catholic faith and the world today, this site has thoughtful videos, blogs and other resources.
(Catholic) Catholic Christian Outreach - https://cco.ca/resources/
A university student movement dedicated to providing resources on spiritual growth. Their lessons focus on how to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on leadership.
(Catholic) The Understanding the Scriptures Podcast: https://catholicboard.com/
(Catholic) Bishop Robert Barron’s theological studies: https://www.wordonfire.org/
(Catholic) Busted Halo: faith shared joyfully: https://bustedhalo.com/
(Ecumenical) Pray as You Go - https://pray-as-you-go.org/player/prayer%20tools/2760
Podcast - currently has a special feature called "Pray as You Stay." Follows the Ignatian method. Provides general prayer resources such as the "Lectio Divina." The website also offers various prayers such as a "Prayer for Loneliness." An app is available via Apple and Google stores.
(General Spirituality) Service-Growth - https://www.servicegrowth.net/
This general spirituality portal contains over 600 resources linking you to the wide range of groups, initiatives, and resources engaged in supporting a quantum shift in human consciousness as well as individual spiritual growth.
(Humanism) Church of Spiritual Humanism - http://www.spiritualhumanism.org
This website has many resources to aid a practice and enrich the life of anyone who identifies with humanism.
(Jewish) JWB Jewish Chaplains Council – jcca.org
A website supporting Jewish personnel of the Armed Forces with resources and information and advocacy concerning Jewish life.
(Multi-faith) Labyrinths http://www.labyrinth.org.uk/onlinelabyrinthpage1.html or https://labyrinthsociety.org/experience-labyrinths
Labyrinths of various kinds are available both online and for print.
(Multi-Faith) Patheos - www.patheos.com
This website provides a wide variety of spiritual and religious resources. Many different faiths are represented on this site.
(Multi-Faith) Spirituality and Practice - https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/
Serves people of all the world’s religions and spiritual paths and those with no tradition to provide the wisdom and practices of spiritual traditions from across the globe.
(Multi-Faith) Religion Facts - http://www.religionfacts.com/ This website provides free information on the world’s major religions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them.
(Multi-Faith) Beliefnet - www.beliefnet.com
Beliefnet helps people find and walk a spiritual path that instills comfort, hope, strength and happiness. It is through this discovery that their readers are empowered to live a more meaningful life.
(Protestant) Eternal Leadership podcast - http://eternalleadership.com/media/podcast/eternal-leadership-podcast/
An extension of http://eternalleadership.com/. Can be found on most podcast services. This is a Protestant Christian based podcast dedicated to equip and inspire leaders to accomplish what God has created in them!
(Yoga) Yoga Alliance - https://www.yogaalliance.org/
A website that explains what yoga is and how it can be beneficial for one’s health and mind. The website allows one to find yoga instructors near them and different yoga’s practiced within their community.
Painting with the Pastor: Painting Piancavallo
Engage where you are! This YouTube art tutorial invites you to paint/draw a local landmark, Piancavallo. Painting with the Pastor is a deliberate effort by our Chaplain Corps to care and connect through art, offering a free, positive and fun activity for Airmen and families. This art tutorial is open and free for everybody with access to YouTube, although is more suited to older children, youth and/or adults. Upload a photo your or your family’s project to the YouTube comments for the opportunity to receive a Ch Ramos original oil painting. Random selection on 30 April 2020 (must have APO).
Find the instruction on YouTube at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H23jhZQa8No
Real Warriors Campaign: www.realwarriors.net
Provides resources to service members, veterans, military families, and health professionals affected by obstacles that prevent them from seeking the care they require.
After deployment: https://bit.ly/2NcIcA4
A website that provides wellness resources for the military community. The website provides self-assessments for a variety of needs including life stress, anxiety, anger, spirituality and work adjustment. It also provides additional websites for families and service members seeking other resources.
Sesame Street for Military Families: https://bit.ly/1Lwc2pk
Recognizes the need for first-rate media-based resources to support military families. For that reason, it launched bilingual, multimedia outreach initiatives that help military families and their young children cope with the challenges of deployment and build resilience in times of separation and change. www.sesamestreetformilitaryfamilies.orgs
Happiness Lab Podcase: https://www.happinesslab.fm/coronavirus-bonus-episodes/beat-your-isolation-loneliness
In the "Happiness Lab" podcase, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. -- Coronavirus Bonus Episodes -- "Beat Your Isolation Loneliness."
Exercises to Increase Inner Personal Strength
Filling Your Spiritual Tank
Write down three or more activities/actions that bring you joy, brighten your day, or give you a great deal of fulfillment. These are things that "fill your spiritual tank."
Some examples are: going on a hike with my daughter, eating interesting foods at new restaurants, listening to my favorite band’s music, or reading crime novels. Spiritual/religious activities might include singing worshipful songs, praying daily, meditating each morning, fellowshipping/conversing with people who are a part of my beliefs, principles or values community, or serving those in need.
Taking a Daily Vacation
Gift of Time
Think of a person for whom you care. What might you be able to do for this person that entails nothing more than the giving of your time and indeed that takes time? Certainly, there are acts of kindness that entail gifts of money or goods, but in this exercise, time is of the essence. Plan a gift of time for this person and give it freely, whether it means doing something with them or something for them. Spend as much time as needed to do the favor well and do not take any shortcuts. Finally, do not tell the recipient of your gift how much time you spend—let the gift speak for itself.
Two Good Things
Aviano Air Base Chaplain Corps Virtual Counseling Available 24/7
During duty hours: 0434-30-5211
After hours: 0434-30-3100 Command Post will patch you to duty chaplain
Chaplains available to units during duty hours.
General Info Page: www.facebook.com/AvianoChapel
The Refuge @ Area F
Open during duty hours for personal use, but closed after hours.
Relaxation Room (massage chairs, max 2 people at a time)
Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC)
Protestant Men of the Chapel (PMOC)
St Joseph Catholic Community
Catholic Women of the Chapel (CWOC)
Virtual Hope Box: Helps reduce symptoms of depression with a digital version of hope box therapy
Mindfulness Coach: Learn to practice mindfulness meditation to live in the present
Moving Forward: Learn problem-solving techniques that help you make better decisions
CBT-I Coach: Improve sleep habits
Concussion Coach: Identify concussion symptoms and cope with related problems
CPT Coach: Support for those in cognitive processing therapy
Mood Coach: Boost your mood with positive activities
Parenting2Go: Strengthen your relationships with your children
PE Coach: Supports the tasks associated with prolonged exposure treatment for PTSD
PTSD Coach: Get support in managing PTSD symptoms
PTSD Family Coach: Helps family members living with someone with PTSD
Stay Quit: Helps prevent relapse after smoking cessation
Call Center Resources
Be There Peer Assistance Line
Peer support call and outreach center at (844) 357-7337 or (480)-360-6188 (text).
Psychological Health Resource Center
24/7 center providing information/referrals about psychological health at (877)995-5247.
DOD Safe Helpline
24/7 sexual assault support at (877) 995-5274.
24/7 comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at (800) 342-9647
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