If you call the chaplain's office at Bolling Air Force Base, you might find yourself talking to Chaplain (Capt.) J. Janovec.
If you call the chaplain's office at Andrews Air Force Base, you might find yourself talking to Chaplain (Capt.) J. Janovec.
They're different chaplains Janovec -- the Rev. Janet J. Janovec at Bolling and her husband, the Rev. Jon F. Janovec. Janet Janovec is one of 12 female chaplains in the Air Force, and the couple is the first husband-and-wife chaplain team in the Air Force and quite probably in all the armed services.
After college, Janet Janovec said, she attended the San Francisco Theological Seminary, a Presbyterian institution, seeking to get some vital "questions answered." She had not intended to enter the ministry professionally, but she decided to do so after working in ghettoes.
The Janovecs arrived here recently after overseas tours. Janet Janovec previously had served at air bases in California.
As to the reception accorded her as a female chaplain, Janet Janovec told Airman 1st Class Dean Luken, who interviewed her for the Bolling base newspaper, the Bolling Beam, "I haven't had any problems because I haven't looked for any . . . . Each chaplain has his or her own particular talents."