Iron Shepherd

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The story of a clergy member of our annual conference from Shickshinny, PA!
1st Armored Division Chaplain Lt. Col. Karen Meeker will be leaving Fort Bliss in February for a new assignment. She is shown with an image of St. George
By David Burge / El Paso Times

As Chaplain Lt. Col. Karen Meeker sees her time at Fort Bliss rapidly coming to a close, she can’t help but feel some mixed emotions.
It has been a privilege to serve as the 1st Armored Division chaplain and to serve soldiers and their families here at Fort Bliss, Meeker said. But she also knows she will terribly miss all her friends she has made here.
“This has been an extraordinary two years,” said Meeker, a 47-year-old native of Shickshinny, Pa. “It has exceeded my expectations in every regard. I will really miss the people of El Paso, their kindness, their friendliness. El Paso and Fort Bliss are a great place to serve.”