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A day as a chaplain assistant

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hunt, 140th  Wing Colorado Air National Guard chapel operations NCO in charge and Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, sit in a meeting with two of Buckley AFB's chaplains September 21, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. A chaplain and chaplain assistant form a Religious Support Team and are assigned to actively engage each squadron and provide warrior care that is supportive to all Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hunt, 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard chapel operations NCO in charge and Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, sit in a meeting with two of Buckley AFB's chaplains September 21, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. A chaplain and chaplain assistant form a Religious Support Team and are assigned to actively engage each squadron and provide warrior care that is supportive to all Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, takes his dogs to visit with Team Buckley as an opportunity to raise morale September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Chaplain assistants are crucial to keeping the morale of Airmen high to insure they’re spiritually fit to perform their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, takes his dogs to visit with Team Buckley as an opportunity to raise morale September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Chaplain assistants are crucial to keeping the morale of Airmen high to insure they’re spiritually fit to perform their jobs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hunt, 140th  Wing Colorado Air National Guard chapel operations NCO in charge, informs an Airman on the services the Buckley Air Force Base Chapel provides on September 21, 2016 at Buckley AFB, Colo. The chapel offers year-round activities and trips for both single and married Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Hunt, 140th Wing Colorado Air National Guard chapel operations NCO in charge, informs an Airman on the services the Buckley Air Force Base Chapel provides on September 21, 2016 at Buckley AFB, Colo. The chapel offers year-round activities and trips for both single and married Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, takes lead of the chapel’s Operational Security briefing September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Chaplains and chaplain assistants are still held to the same standards; this includes the completion of annual and quarterly briefings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, takes lead of the chapel’s Operational Security briefing September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Chaplains and chaplain assistants are still held to the same standards; this includes the completion of annual and quarterly briefings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, sits with new Airmen during lunch September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. The role of a chaplain assistant is to provide ministry support through direct unit involvement and administrative and logistical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech. Sgt. John McIntosh, Buckley Air Force Base Chapel operations NCO in charge, sits with new Airmen during lunch September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. The role of a chaplain assistant is to provide ministry support through direct unit involvement and administrative and logistical support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul/ Released)

Tech Sgt. John P. McIntosh, 460th Space Wing chapel operations NCO in charge, lights a candle during a training to prepare for a chapel service September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Although it’s not their normal duty to prepare the chapel for services, chaplain assistants are called upon to do so when deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul)

Tech Sgt. John P. McIntosh, 460th Space Wing chapel operations NCO in charge, lights a candle during a training to prepare for a chapel service September 15, 2016, at Buckley AFB, Colo. Although it’s not their normal duty to prepare the chapel for services, chaplain assistants are called upon to do so when deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Holden S. Faul)

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