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Installation chaplain keeps lighthouse of faith

Chaplain (Capt.) Kimberly Hall, installation chaplain, stands inside the chapel at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 22. Hall will oversee the religious accommodations and services available across the installation and support the community’s spiritual wellbeing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)

Chaplain (Capt.) Kimberly Hall, installation chaplain, stands outside the chapel at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 22. Hall will oversee the religious accommodations and services available across the installation and support the community’s spiritual wellbeing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)

Chaplain (Capt.) Kimberly Hall, installation chaplain, stands outside the chapel at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 22. Hall views the chapel as a lighthouse, serving as a beacon of faith for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)

Chaplain (Capt.) Kimberly Hall, installation chaplain, stands outside the chapel at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Sept. 22. Hall views the chapel as a lighthouse, serving as a beacon of faith for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lauren Russell)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass., -- Hanscom’s new installation chaplain is bringing her vision of community and faith to the base.

Chaplain (Capt.) Kimberly Hall is eager to provide religious leadership, counseling and support to the members of Team Hanscom.

“I see the chapel as a lighthouse on the base; a beacon of light, hope, faith and community,” said Hall, a Washington D.C. native. “Wherever people are coming from, our team will be here to invest in their spiritual well-being.”

Hall said she and her team of religious affairs staff will serve as the “lighthouse keepers,” ensuring the religious liberties of the community are protected so civilians, enlisted and officer Airmen and their families here can worship freely.

“Even if it’s something we can’t provide ourselves, we’ll do whatever we can to take care of their religious needs,” she said.

The chaplain said her hope is for the chapel to play an active role in the community, and vice versa.

“My goal is to help cultivate a rich and healthy community where people, regardless of where their faith is or where they are on their journey, see our chapel as a safe space to laugh, cry, and even experience spiritual depth,” she said. “The chapel should feel lived in.”

Hall is excited for the adventures of exploring New England, and said she would love to help immerse Airmen into the local communities through service projects.

“I’m a true lover of history. I can’t wait to explore the area and find connections in the community,” she said.

Sending the chapel’s beacon in all directions, Hall and her team are prepared to work.

“From a faith perspective, this is where the road has aligned for me to travel, and I see it as an open door for things to come,” said Hall. “I’m looking forward to serving at Hanscom.”

For additional information about the Chapel and available services, visit www.hanscom.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/379460/base-chapel/.