See you at the Crossroads: Café to reopen

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- -- Forty-five dedicated volunteers gave up their morning Aug. 5 to get Crossroads Café ready for its reopening Saturday at 6 p.m. Tables where set up, new supplies, equipment and appliances installed, games stocked in cabinets, and flat screen TVs
measured for walls, as the brightly decorated facility hummed with excitement. 

Chapel staff members, as well as, Crossroads faithfuls where thrilled to see the great
work that the 39th Civil Engineer Squadron and VBR provided with the renovations. 

"VBR and CE have done a faboulous job in renovating Building 884," said Chaplain
(Maj.) Kenneth Reyes, 39th Air Base Wing chaplain. 

"For those who have arrived here within the last eight months, tomorrow will be a first Crossroads Café experience," said Chaplain (Capt.) Crystal Jones, 39th ABW Protestant chaplain. "Building 884 was closed for renovations in November, but prior to its closure, Crossroads Café was Incirlik's place to be on Friday and Saturday night." 

Located across the street from the Consolidated Club Complex, Crossroads' Café  provides the Incirlik community with a tobacco and alcohol-free environment Chaplain
Jones said. 

"Crossroads Café offers a wide variety of entertainment and free refreshments in a
nonthreatening atmosphere to visitors regardless of their religious faith or beliefs,"
she said. 

The café began as an outreach ministry sponsored by the chapel in 1999. Since its
opening, it has served more than 11,000 military and civilian personnel stationed here
annually, according to Chaplain Jones. 

Chaplain Jones said, Crossroads is open every Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m.,
and managed strictly by volunteers, and with the dining facility closure, it couldn't be reopening at a better time. 

"Crossroads Café reopening will come just in time to provide an alternate dining location on Friday and Saturday nights for those meal card holders, as well as, families
looking for dining and social options," she said. 

The reopening will be hosted by the Asian Pacific Heritage Association. Other organizations or squadrons who wish to help with the ongoing effort to provide home
cooked meals at Crossroads for our Airmen during the closing of the dining facility can
contact Senior Airman Tianna Milagro, 39th ABW chaplain's assistant, at 676-6441.