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Video by Spc. Ebony Neal
Chaplain Event - Southern African Development Community (SADC) 2024
U.S. Africa Command
Aug. 4, 2024 | 2:44
During the Southern African Development Community (SADC) event in Lusaka, Zambia, the Zambian Defence Force welcomed U.S. military chaplains from various units, including the U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), U.S. Air Forces Africa (AFAF), North Carolina Army National Guard, and New York Army National Guard. Led by U.S. Army Chaplain Karen Meeker, Command Chaplain, the workshop aimed to enhance spiritual readiness for military personnel and their families while deepening relationships with chaplains from Zambia and neighboring countries. This collaborative effort marks a significant milestone in international cooperation and understanding. 08, April 2024

The Zambian Defence Force invited U.S. military chaplains from the U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), U.S. Air Forces Africa (AFAF), North Carolina and New York Army National Guards to participate in a five-day Southern African Development Community event in Lusaka, Zambia. The workshop aims to enhance spiritual readiness for military personnel and their families, sharing best practices, and deepening relations with Chaplains from Zambia, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, and Democratic Republic of the Congo, marking a milestone in international cooperation and understanding. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Ebony Neal)


Shot List
1. (00:00) MID SHOT: Chaplains praying
2. (05;18) WIDE SHOT: pan across chaplains
3. (17;23) MID SHOT: Brig. Gen. Henry Matifeyo standing
4. (27;14) MID SHOT: Col. Karen Meeker speaks w/ Captain P. Kopakopa
5. (55;03) WIDE SHOT: Col. Karen Meeker walking
6. (1;05;00) MID SHOT: Lt. Col. Michelle Law-Gordon speaking to other chaplains
7. (1;11;14) MID SHOT: Col. AlwynMichael Albano listening to other chaplains
8. (1;16;21) MID SHOT: Lt. Col. Michelle Law-Gordon speaking to other chaplains
9. (1;26;00) MID UP SHOT: Lt. Col. Farid Awad listening to other chaplains
10. (1;30;20) CLOSE UP SHOT: Lt. Col. Michelle Law-Gordonspeaking (pan)
11. (1;42;07) MID SHOT: Captain P. Kopakopa presenting (pan)
12. (1;49;09) WIDE SHOT: Chaplains clapping
13. (1;55;01) MID SHOT: Chaplains presenting
14. (2;09;07) MID SHOT: Chaplains getting food
15. (2;24;05) CLOSE UP SHOT: Food going on plate
16. (2;31;08) MID SHOT: Cmdr. Ryan Bareng getting food
17. (2;36;15) MID SHOT: Chaplains praying (pan)
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Mission & Vision

Mission: 
189th IN BDE (CATB) observes, coaches, and trains our ARNG and USAR partners to provide trained and ready units to support combatant commander requirements around the world. O/O, conduct Mobilization and Large Scale Mobilization Operations (LSMO) in support of our ARNG and USAR partners to meet combatant commander OPLAN requirements.
Vision: 
Our purpose is to support First Army’s mission to achieve FORSCOM directed readiness and deliver trained and ready NG and RC forces. We accomplish this through partnership with the National Guard and US Army Reserve as FORSCOM’s proponent for the integration of the Army’s Total Force Policy (ATFP) and execution of Mobilization Training Centers (MTC) operations as part of the Army’s LSMO effort.

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