108th Wing gets new chaplain

Lt. Col. Yaakov Bindell, right, 108th Wing chaplain, New Jersey Air National Guard, administers the oath of office to Catholic chaplain, Capt. Francis Rella at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 26, 2015. Rella comes to the 108th Wing from the 111th Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, where he served as a chaplain and formerly as a critical care nurse. Rella becomes the first Catholic chaplain to serve the members of the 108th Wing in 13 years. He belongs to the Byzantine Catholic Church and has been granted permission from the Vatican to practice as both a Byzantine and Roman Catholic priest. He has ecclesiastical endorsement from the Archdiocese for the Military Services as a Roman Catholic chaplain. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Carl Clegg/Released)

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