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Army decommissions Fort Monroe chapel, oldest religious structure in continuous use
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAMPTON, Va. — The Army has decommissioned a 153-year-old chapel at Fort Monroe.
Media outlets report that a decommissioning service for the Chapel of the Centurion was held Sunday.
The decommissioning is part of Fort Monroe's transition to civilian control under a base realignment. Services will continue at the chapel until Aug. 28.
According to the chapel's website, it's the Army's oldest wooden structure in continuous use. It was consecrated by Bishop John Johns from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in 1858.