Lubavitcher Chanania Steinmetz was sworn in as a chaplain for the US Airforce by Chaplain Jacob Goldstein, at the entrance to 770 in Crown Heights.
By Anash.org reporter
Lubavitcher Rabbi Chanania Steinmetz was sworn in as a chaplain for the US Airforce by Chaplain Jacob Goldstein, a longtime army chaplain and honored senior member, at the entrance to 770 in Crown Heights.
Joining them was Chaplain Dovid Moya, who was himself sworn in at the entrance to 770 a number of months ago.
A crowd gathered at the unusual sight of men in military dress and uniform in front of 770, watching as they welcomed Chanania to their ranks.
Being sworn in is the culmination of an extensive application process. It marks the beginning of a service member’s career, during which they would then go to training and eventually serve full-time on a military base.
Following the official ceremony, the new chaplain joined his fellow military men and the gathered crowd in saying l’chaim, wishing him much success in his new position.