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  • Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    August 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion of U.S. Air Force Chaplain Colonel Ronald M. Harvell to the rank of Brigadier General on Aug. 20. With the promotion, Harvell, a Southern Baptist, becomes the Air Force’s 26th Deputy Chief of Chaplains. He has been serving as the Air Mobility Command Chaplain based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

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  • ‘Thankful to be part of what God is doing’ with CP

    July 5 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Thankful to be part of what God is doing’ with CP

    Central Baptist Church’s mission, rather than location, is reflected in it name. The church of about 900 Sunday worshipers spreads out from its 150-acre campus southwest of Warner Robins, Ga., to the ends of the earth through gifts to the Southern Baptist Cooperative Program (CP). Stephen Byrd pastors the church that includes Robins Air Force …

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  • Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views

    October 18 2017 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Air Force punishes colonel over marriage views

    U.S. Air Force officials have suspended a decorated officer and revoked his recommendation for promotion to brigadier general because he would not sign an unofficial document affirming a retiring subordinate’s same-sex marriage. 

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  • Air Force investigating religious liberty claim

    June 29 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Air Force investigating religious liberty claim

    The U.S. Air Force is investigating an episode at California’s Travis Air Force Base in which a 33-year veteran was forcibly removed from a colleague’s private retirement ceremony allegedly because the speech he was delivering was to include a reference to God.

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  • Air Force Academy drops ‘So help me God’ from oath

    November 1 2013 by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service | with 0 comments

    Air Force Academy cadets will no longer be required to include the words “so help me God” when taking their annual Honor Oath.

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  • Campbell bans student after lockdown

    November 11 2011 by Press reports | with 0 comments

    A former Campbell University freshman faces felony possession of stolen weapons charges after a standoff in Buies Creek. Jared Dale Knight, 24, had bail set at $400,000 in a Harnett County courtroom Nov. 10. He was involved in a standoff with county deputies on the north side of campus for about four hours Nov. 9.

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  • SBC chaplain demonstrates Christ’s peace in war zone

    November 11 2011 by Mickey Noah, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    SBC chaplain demonstrates Christ’s peace in war zone

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (BP) – U. S. Air Force Chaplain (Capt.) Kevin Humphrey’s last quarterly report to the North American Mission Board’s (NAMB) chaplaincy group in Alpharetta, Ga., reads like the script of a Hollywood blockbuster.

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