elements; i.e., medical, dental personnel. In a mobile or combat situation, a more
likely circumstance is one in which only the chaplains field combat kit is utilized.
(See figure 3-7.) In this case, the contents of the chaplains kit or chaplains combat
kit are set up for divine worship utilizing the most suitable area or space which can
be found. If necessary, a jeep hood or stacked mount-out boxes may be used as a
makeshift altar. In a field situation, it may be necessary to be innovative and
creative in order to meet the demands of the circumstances under which you are
operating. In a combat situation, the primary concern should be the physical safety
and security of the chaplain and the congregants when selecting a location for divine
worship services. Only after this factor has been considered, should the selection of a
location for divine worship or religious activities be made.
FIELD AND SHIPBOARD ECCLESIASTICAL EQUIPMENT
Certain types of ecclesiastical equipment are designed specifically for
conducting divine and services afloat and in the field. This equipment has
been reduced in size and weight to permit easy handling and to use a
minimum amount of space. This equipment is used most frequently by
chaplains who are assigned afloat or to Fleet Marine Force (FMF) and Navy
Figure 3-7.CHAPLAIN ON DUTYA field service conducted by a Navy chaplain for the Marines of G
Company, 3rd Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division in a combat area in
the Republic of Vietnam.