Air Force personnel serve our country around the world. United States Air Force Chaplains and Chaplain Assistants serve side-by-side with them. The United States Air Force Chaplain Corps serves as a visible reminder of the Holy by providing spiritual care and the opportunity for United States Air Force members and their families to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of religion.
United States Air Force Chaplains are ordained clergy from diverse faith backgrounds, as well as commissioned military officers. Chaplains conduct worship services and religious rites and provide pastoral counseling. As military officers, chaplains uphold the standards of United States Air Force Core Values, “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.” Additionally, chaplains are members of their unit commanders’ staff and serve as advisors to commanders regarding religion, religious accommodation for diverse faith groups represented in the United States Air Force, ethics, and morale.