PAXRVR NAS Executive Officer Captain Andrew Macyko presented the men and women of the Moose, Hollywood, Md. with a collage of different photos depicting the activities of the soldiers of the 4th Army Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team as they go through their daily routines in Iraq. A U.S. flag that was flown over the NAS and Camp Taji in the Northern Baghdad Provence was also presented.
GREAT MILLS, Md. (Dec. 3, 2007)—On Saturday, Denise Ebentheuer-Miller of the Hollywood, Md. Moose Lodge presented letters of appreciation to Commanding Officer Captain Glen Ives and Commissary Officer Debbie House of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (NAS) for their support of the Women of the Moose (WOTM) U.S. Troop Care Package Drive. Accepting on their behalf was Executive Officer Captain Andrew Macyko.
Between July 4 and Nov. 11, WOTM worked with the southern Maryland community and local businesses to deliver 308 care packages to the men and woman of the 4th Army Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (4/2) Infantry Division stationed in Iraq. The packages had an approximate value of $15,400. $4,000 worth of care package items were also given to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Wounded Soldier Program.
In appreciation for their community service, Captain Macyko presented the
men and women of the lodge with an American flag that was flown over NAS Patuxent River on August 23 and then flown again on October 19 by the 4/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team over Camp Taji in the Northern Baghdad Provence.
The flag and associated certificates are on display at the Hollywood Moose Lodge. The display includes a poster created by the soldiers of the 4/2 Infantry Division, Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The poster is a collage of different photos depicting the activities of the soldiers as they go through their daily routines in Iraq.
In appreciation of Ebentheuer-Miller's leadership of the WOTM US-TCP Project, Capt. Macyko presented her with an American flag which was flown over the 4/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team camp.
"Our Care Package project accomplishments are directly attributable to the support we have received from our Southern Maryland Community," said Ebentheuer-Miller. "The businesses and individuals of this community provided us with the care package items and the funding we used for postage. The work we have done on this project has not only enhanced the lives of our soldiers walking the streets of Baghdad and the lives of our wounded soldiers in the hospital, we have provided a valuable community service by providing a means for the individuals of our community to show their support and appreciation for our countrys soldiers."
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