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  • AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION OF COMPRINTMILITARY PUBLICATIONS AT JOINT BASE ANDREWS,MD.

    DCMILITARY.COM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 | VOL. 4 NO. 34

    SPORTS

    Washington Redskins conduct a walkthrough

    practice at JBA, Page 4

    NATIONAL GUARD

    Leadership exchanges ideas with

    Jamaica Defense Force, Page 3

    FITNESS

    Travis Manion Foundation to host

    annual 9/11 Heroes Run, Page 2

    BY BOBBY JONES

    STAFF PHOTOJOURNALIST

    The Catholic Charities

    Archdiocese of Washing-

    ton is extending its phil-

    anthropic efforts to feed-

    ing homeless members,

    lower income families and

    the general public in the

    Temple Hills community

    by providing hot lunch

    meals from St. Marias

    Meals mobile food truck,

    every Tuesday, from 5:30

    6:30 p.m. in the parking

    lot of the future sight of

    the Susan F.Mona Family

    Service Center (formerly

    the Trade Winds).

    Sponsored by Catho-

    lic Charities, the Temple

    Hills food program at the

    Mona Center parking lot

    has been up and running

    since June noted Lydia

    Pearl Monroe, Catholic

    Charities, Archdiocese of

    Washington D.C. Program

    Coordinator, Cup of Joe

    & St. Marias Meals, and

    SHARE Food Network.

    Monroe oversees ser-

    vicing the Langley Park,

    Washington, D.C. and

    Temple Hills food sites.

    We plan our menus

    in advance. Our menus

    are planned in thought of

    our urban participants in

    mind, Monroe noted. We

    cater according to their

    taste palates or what they

    like to eat. For example,

    in D.C. they ask for steak.

    Of course I cant give

    them prime steak, but

    well serve ank steak or

    beef and broccoli.

    We try to provide

    them with something dif-

    ferent, but we do take into

    account we have senior

    citizens and children. So

    we try to make sure we

    serve according to their

    dietary needs, but noth-

    ing too sweet or too high

    in cholesterol, Monroe

    said.

    The program also re-

    ceives donations from

    Panera Bread, through

    Chris Thomas of Yahweh,

    a nonprot organization.

    We also have little

    goodie bags for the kids

    like CHEESE-IT crack-

    ers, Jell-O and other

    snacks. Were happy to

    see everyone that comes

    through the line, but we

    pay special attention to

    the elderly, and spoil-

    ing children that come

    through the line. We try

    to let them know were so

    happy to see them as well

    as the adults.

    We feed 100 to 120

    people here at the Temple

    Hills site, added Mon-

    roe. Overall we feed 350

    to 400 individuals every

    week at the combined

    three sites said Monroe.

    While in route to bible

    studies, Danna Cole, a

    Marine veteran, stopped

    by to donate money to

    Catholic Charities during

    the food program.

    One of the elders of

    our church told us about

    the food program and

    my wife and I stopped by

    and ate a meal. So I felt

    like its only right to bless

    God. And for us to give

    something, back to their

    program. This is a great

    outreach program to the

    community, Cole said.

    The site receives vol-

    unteers from other such

    as the Sovereign Order of

    Malta, who serve food to

    the local residents.

    According to Jo-

    seph Dempsey, Catholic

    Charities Archdiocese

    of Washington Director

    of Stewardship, Catho-

    lic Charities services

    Archdiocese of

    Washington feeds

    Temple Hills residents

    PHOTO/ BOBBY JONES

    Volunteers supporting St. Marias Meals mobile food truck prepare to feed local residents during a weekly

    turnout.

    BY LESLIE C. SMITH

    STAFF WRITER

    The Institute for Cre-

    ative Community Initia-

    tives (ICCI) will hold its

    second Girl Code confer-

    ence on Oct. 3, 10 a.m.

    to 3:30 p.m. at Charles

    Herbert Flowers High

    School in Springdale.

    This free event is open to

    girls 12-18 in the greater

    Washington Metropoli-

    tan Area.

    This year we want-

    ed to be an even bigger

    event, bringing in more

    girls from throughout

    the area and really turn

    it into a day of fellow-

    ship and education to

    discuss the important

    issues teenage girls face

    on a daily basis; and to

    introduce them to adults

    in the community that

    are committed to their

    success and are willing

    to help them reach their

    goals, said Emily Wil-

    son, ICCI Project Man-

    ager.

    The purpose of the

    conference is to build

    a community of well-

    informed, self-condent

    young women; to serve

    as a knowledge base and

    support system for their

    peers,Wilson said.

    We know it isnt easy

    being a girl so these

    conference provide our

    young ladies with infor-

    mation and resources

    that will help them navi-

    gate their teenage years

    and beyond.

    Some of the topics

    that will be engaged are

    Womens Empowerment

    in the Media, Healthy

    Relationships: Because

    youre Worth It, Myself:

    Im Lovin It, #Girls Can.

    And by popular de-

    mand, Guy Code re-

    turns. This is a panel

    discussions that allows

    for the girls to submit

    ICCI gears

    up for second

    Girl Code

    Conference

    BY AIRMAN 1ST CLASS

    J.D. MAIDENS

    11TH WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    The Joint Base An-

    drews West Fitness Cen-

    ter is being renovated.

    Renovations will in-

    clude a new front lobby

    with an aesthetic update

    and new windows to re-

    duce energy costs, newly

    stylized locker rooms

    with new lockers, a new

    heating and cooling sys-

    tem, new equipment for

    the tactical tness room,

    refinished basketball

    court oors and security

    cameras to accommodate

    24-hour access to the fa-

    cility.

    You have to be pre-

    Renovations

    planned at

    West Fitness

    Center

    see FITNESS, page 5

    see GIRLS, page 2

    see FOOD, page 3

    BY AIRMAN 1ST CLASS

    J.D. MAIDENS

    11TH WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    Joint Base Andrews

    hosted a Womens

    Equality Day event at

    the Smart Building,

    Aug. 26.

    The event featured a

    discussion and a ques-

    tion-and-answer session

    with a panel of distin-

    guished guests.

    Its important to

    remember the critical

    role women play in the

    military and the United

    States, said 11th Wing

    Command Chief Master

    Sgt. Vance Kondon. Ad-

    Joint Base

    Andrews

    hosts

    Womens

    Equality

    Day

    see EQUALITY, page 5

  • Andrews Gazette

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    Friday, September 4, 2015

    Andrews Gazette is published by Comprint Military

    Publications, 9030 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg,

    Md., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S.

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    September 5

    John Wilkes Booth Escape Route Tours

    7:15 a.m. -7:30 p.m.

    Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road,

    Clinton

    Follow the trail of President Lincolns assas-

    sin from Fords Theatre in Washington, D.C. to his

    death near Port Royal, Virginia. This is a 12-hour,

    fully narrated bus tour. Reservations and advanced

    payment required. Call 301-868-1121 or visit www.

    history.pgparks.com.

    September 6

    Movies on the Potomac

    6-8 p.m.

    National Harbor, 137 National Plaza, National

    Harbor, MD

    Pack your chairs and meet at the Plazas jumbo

    screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages. Sun-

    days through September 27. Visit www.nationalhar-

    bor.com.

    September 6

    Sunday Sunset Concerts: Bowie State University

    Concert Band

    6 p.m.

    Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie En-

    joy a variety of concerts at Allen Pond Park. Concert

    goers should bring a blanket or chair. Concerts are

    canceled in case of inclement weather. Call 301-809-

    3011 or visit www.cityofbowie.org.

    September 8

    Doggie Dive-In

    4-7 p.m.

    Allentown Splash, Tennis and Fitness Park, 7210

    Allentown Road, Fort Washington

    Bring your pal out for this annual event! Dogs

    must be friendly and curbed before entering the

    pool. Call 301-446-6802 or visit www.pgparks.com

    September 9-13

    Maryland Horse and Pony Show

    The Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave.,

    Upper Marlboro

    Join us for this family event featuring fun,

    games, rides and more. Call 301-952-7900 or visi