That's the number of chaplains in the Army. And about 700 chaplains and chaplain assistants are "mobilized or deployed for contingency operations’ support around the world," according to data cited in a February 2012 Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health article, Compassion Fatigue: What Is the Level Among Army Chaplains?
Former Army Captain Darisse Smith was deployed to Iraq from 2005-2006 as a Kiowa helicopter pilot. “I lived in pain the entire time that I was deployed,” Smith said in a blog she created about her experiences. “My lower back was hurting, mostly due to the vibrations of the aircraft I was flying and inadequate seating.” Smith ended up with four back surgeries, followed by a spinal cord stimulator implant.