Air Force's first female chaplain to speak at Prayer Breakfast

Cannon will host a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at The Landing on Feb. 1. Retired Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Lorraine Potter, the Air Force's first female chaplain and first female Air Force chief of chaplains,  will be the keynote speaker. For tickets, Airmen can contact their first sergeants or call 784-2507. (Courtesy graphic)

Cannon will host a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. at The Landing on Feb. 1. Retired Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Lorraine Potter, the Air Force's first female chaplain and first female Air Force chief of chaplains, will be the keynote speaker. For tickets, Airmen can contact their first sergeants or call 784-2507. (Courtesy graphic)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Air Force's first female chaplain who later became the first female Air Force chief of chaplains, will address Cannon Airmen at a Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at The Landing.

The breakfast at Cannon is part of a National Prayer Breakfast that will be celebrated throughout the nation on Thursday.
Retired Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Lorraine Potter will speak on the topic of "Move our lips and join our hands in prayer." Cannon's theme for the breakfast is "Persistent Purpose," which, explains Chaplain (Capt.) Eusebia Rios, 27th Fighter Wing chapel, is a continued focus on the mission of the 27th Fighter Wing despite the challenges of change for everyone.
"[The Prayer Breakfast] is an opportunity for all faiths to come together under the umbrella of prayer," said Chap. Rios.
"I have been going to the prayer breakfast every year since I have been here," said Master Sgt. Robert Sobush, 27th Mission Support Squadron first sergeant. "I would encourage everyone to go."
Tickets for this event are still available and prices range. $5 for Senior Airmen and below, $9 for club members and $10 for non-members. .
The National Prayer Breakfast has been held since 1953 and draws people from throughout the world at the breakfast in Washington, D.C. All presidents since Dwight Eisenhower have attended along with members of Congress and world leaders.
For tickets or more information, Airmen can contact their first sergeant or call 784-2507.