UC chaplains serving together in Africa

Photo l to r: Cmdr. Aaron Bellar and Lt. Cmdr. James Storie. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marquis Whitehead)

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

CAMP LEMONNIER – In an unusual coincidence, two U.S. Navy sailors from the Upper Cumberland have been deployed to serve as base chaplains together at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa. 

Cmdr. Aaron Bellar, a Carthage native and the son of Jackie Bellar, will serve alongside Lt. Cmdr. James Storie, a Pickett County, Tennessee native and the son of the late Robert Crosier Storie and Eva Mullins Storie, as base chaplains at Camp Lemonnier. 

Camp Lemonnier is an operational installation that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to be where and when they are needed to ensure security in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia.

Several U.S. Navy sailors whose hometowns are located in the state of Tennessee are currently forward deployed to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, located in the Horn of Africa. 
(U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Marquis Whitehead)

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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