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Bartelle speaks about “bridging the gap” during Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance in Wiesbaden

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Andrews Federal Credit Union’s Vice President of Overseas Operations, Michael Bartelle, recently attended the USAG Wiesbaden’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance for the Wiesbaden community on Friday, January 19.  

The event began with the viewing of an excerpt from the film Selma, followed by Mr. Bartelle sharing about Dr. King's efforts in "bridging the gap” between the legal prohibition of minority Voting Rights in the south and the morality of the country in fulfilling its obligation to Civil Rights.

“Dr. King represented what’s great about humanity,” said Bartelle. “His words are still relevant today as we strive for racial equality.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was born January 15, 1929 and assassinated April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tenn. This year’s event commemorates Dr. King’s 89th Birthday.

About Andrews Federal Credit Union

Andrews Federal Credit Union was founded in 1948 to serve the needs of military and civilian personnel by providing a vast array of financial products and services. With over $1.5 billion in assets, Andrews Federal has grown to serve more than 120,000 members in the District of Columbia, Joint Base Andrews (MD), Springfield, Virginia (VA), Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (NJ), and military installations in central Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. In addition, the Credit Union serves as a financial partner with many select employee groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and New Jersey.

To learn more about Andrews Federal Credit Union and its community involvement, or to become a member, call 800.487.5500 or visit

Photo: Andrews Federal’s Michael Bartelle and Lieutenant Colonel Zink, Director of Emergency Management, prepare to cut the cake during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance.