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March 29, 2013

Nellis chapel’s reflective garden offers peace

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Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larson, 99th Air Base Wing Chapel, reclines quietly in the reflection garden located behind the chapel March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The reflection garden is open for people to use and includes a play area for children.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A tan colored cobblestone walkway leads into the garden as busy bees land on desert flowers scattered throughout the sand. Wooden benches for people to sit and relax surround the edge of the garden.

The 99th Air Base Wing Chapel’s reflective garden is located directly behind the chapel; it is open and available for Airmen and their families to use.

This garden provides Airmen and their families a place to relax, take a walk or just sit and think while play areas give children a place to have fun.

“The reflective garden is multifaceted,” said Staff Sgt. Brandon Kilfoyle, Nellis Chapel noncommissioned officer in charge of resource management. “It is an area of tranquility, of peace and also provides a place for children to play.”

With the atmosphere of the garden being so peaceful and safe, Airmen have the chance to take it easy and unwind.

“It’s just a place for [Airmen and their families] to come be in a safe environment. They can do exactly what the park is named for–to reflect,” said Staff Sgt. David Day, Nellis Chapel NCOIC of religious program support.

Along with the garden being a place for people to get away from the hustle and bustle of their lives, the chapel provides support for Airmen as well.

“It is part of the chapel corps’ [responsibilities] to invite and let Airmen and their families know that they’re welcome here, not only for religious practice but as a place of peace,” Kilfoyle said. “The intention was to create that warm, friendly atmosphere.”

For more information about the reflective garden or the chapel, call 702-652-2950.




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