Looking Ahead to BRAC and Congregations
Putting out the welcome mat for our returning veterans and their families is important around the country. Our area’s awareness is heightened, because BRAC* means 31,000 jobs are migrating to and around the metro D.C. area.
Military chaplain leaders from Bethesda, Quantico, Forts Belvoir and Meade, Andrews and Bolling Air Force Bases joined with pastors and other congregation leaders from the synod to exchange knowledge and ideas, and gain expertise. Reaching out to wounded and recovering veterans, supporting families during deployment, and engaging the vocational and service-oriented values of military members and defense-related workers in our midst were among topics discussed.
*BRAC = Base Realignment and Closure