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Chaplain and service members bring hope to Point Hope

Navy Capt. David Rodriguez, the command chaplain for 4th Marine Logistics Group, Marine Forces Reserve, takes a break with Navy Senior Chief William Crozier, the senior enlisted religious program specialist for 4th MLG, April 19. Rodriguez and Crozier went out as a ministry team to Point Hope, Alaska, where a suicide attempt had taken place, April 16. There, they provided spiritual help to service members who helped save the victim’s life, and the family and friends of the victim. Point Hope is one of 12 rural Alaskan villages that received medical, dental, and veterinary care as part of Innovative Readiness Training Arctic Care 2013. The exercise is a multi-service humanitarian and training program that focuses on enhancing the capability of U.S. forces in peacetime support operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. IRT Arctic Care brings medical, dental and veterinary aid to 12 rural villages in Alaska. The exercise is primarily a Reserve effort with Marine Forces Reserve taking the lead and receiving logistical and medical support from the National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and Air Force Reserve. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Marcin Platek/Released)



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This work, Chaplain and service members bring hope to Point Hope [Image 1 of 3], by Cpl Marcin Platek, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.19.2013

Date Posted:05.09.2013 16:55

Photo ID:927740

VIRIN:130419-M-QX735-510

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:1.66 MB

Location:KOTZEBUE, AK, USGlobe

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