CHAPLAIN (MAJOR) TIMOTHY J. HIRTEN
Chaplain, Major Timothy J. Hirten is assigned as Catholic Chaplain to the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
serves the needs of Altus AFB retirees, civilians, dependants, and the 1800 active duty members assigned through daily and weekend Catholic mass.
He also serves as chaplain for the 97 Medical and Maintenance Groups .
Chaplain Hirten was born and raised in Bellmore, New York.
Ordained as a Roman Catholic priest in 1992, he studied Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and served as a parish associate pastor in 3 large New York parishes in Jackson Heights, Bayside and Brooklyn before entering the Air Force Chaplain Service as a Chaplain Candidate in 1985.
was assigned to Altus AFB in August, 2005 .