ASAB HC strengthens spiritual fitness

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Monica Roybal
  • 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs

Members assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing Chaplain Corps established a new sacred space reserved for service members who practice Wicca and Earth-based religions at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. 

Chaplain Corps members organized the site implementation, located between buildings 439 and 440, so ASAB personnel have the means and support for their faith practices even in a deployed location.

“The United States constitution guarantees the right to free exercise of religion and our job is to make sure that all Airmen have the ability, as mission allows, to practice their religion,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Shawn Taylor, 386th AEW HC chaplain. “The spiritual domain is part of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. Every Airman defines that domain for themselves, so they know what spiritual fitness means to them and we’re here to ensure that they’re able to pursue that.”

Taylor explained that Airmen having spiritual support is just as important as having a gym available to stay physically fit, having an education center to further one’s education and stay mentally fit, or social events to help Airmen stay socially fit. He said the Chaplain Corps works hard to encourage and uphold the spiritual fitness pillar no matter where an Airman may be stationed. 

The 386th AEW HC offers a variety of services to ASAB members, including: 

  • Catholic services
  • Protestant services
  • Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints services
  • A Muslim prayer room
  • A Wicca and Earth-based sacred space
  • Bible study
  • 100% confidential counseling
  • Leadership advisement

For a full list of Chapel services or to reserve the new sacred space, follow: https://orgs.asab.afcent.af.mil/afcent/wings/386/spstf/HC/Pages/default/aspx