Deacon Brings Catholic Services to Troops

In the absence of their local priest, a retired Airman has been bringing Catholic services to the 120th Airlift Wing in Great Falls, Montana. Gen Pete Hronek, Vice Chief of Joint Staff for the Montana Air National Guard, actually sought out Iver Johnson to serve what Chaplain (LtCol) Art McCaffrey, 120th AW chaplain, said was the second largest population on base.

McCaffrey said that he is deeply grateful that Johnson has chosen to come all the way up to Great Falls to provide services to the Airmen of the 120th AW.

“We had a long conversation and his love of God equals mine and his love for the Airmen also equals mine, so I’m very grateful,” said McCaffrey.

It’s admirable not only that the military leadership sought to fill the gap in religious resources for its Airmen, but also that a retired Airman was so willing to make the hour-long drive to serve others at Malmstrom Air Force Base.

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