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Religious Ministry Services


Where to Find Us:
Worship services are held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Building 79, on the corner of Sherman Avenue and Oriskany Street.  Our administrative offices are located in the Headquarters Building 949, on the first deck, across the lobby from Fleet and Family Support Center.  Our office hours are Monday—Friday, 0730-1630.

Counsel Requested?
Our staff has over 45 years of combined pastoral ministry experience along with training in Operational Stress Control, Relationship and Marriage Enrichment counseling, PREP, and chaplains are ASIST, and SafeTALK certified.

Need to talk?
Our Chaplains have a “walk-in” policy.  Please, feel free to stop by any time.  You can also schedule an appointment by calling 264-3202, or by speaking with a chapel staff member.  If you have emergent needs after hours, please call the Duty Chaplain at 080-5026-6358 for assistance.

History of the Chapel:
The Japanese Imperial Naval Air Force first began construction of an airfield at this site in September 1938. The new facility was to be capable of handling carrier-based aircraft and close to ships ported at nearby Yokosuka.  One of the facilities' buildings included a Japanese dojo, or wrestling center, built by the Japanese military. This would become the base structure for the future Navy Chapel of NAF Atsugi.  At the outbreak of the Korean War, June 25, 1950, Atsugi was selected by the Navy as its major Naval Air Station in the Far East. Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two arrived in October and found the station in a complete state of disrepair.  Base restoration and development began immediately. Following them was Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron Eleven, which moved to Atsugi to prepare the new station for operational readiness and formal commissioning at the earliest possible date.  It was during this period the Chapel was given its original construction renovation.

For the LATEST information about events, schedule, and services please visit our official FACEBOOK page and click here for the monthly calendar (we will
provide a PDF)

Command Chaplain:
Command Chaplain LCDR Grady, C. R.
Divisional Officer LTJG Evans, C. M.

Religious Program Specialist:
RP1 (FMF/IW/SW/AW) Castañeda, K. L.
RP3 Nelson, M. R.
RPSA Ballesteros, J.

Chaplain's Assistant:
ABH3 (AW) Stijak, Gordan

Contact information:
Phone, on-base: 264-3202
DSN: (315) 264-3202
Commercial (within Japan): 0467-63-3202

Mailing address:
PSC 477 Box 18
FPO, AP 96306-1218

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