Events

September 20, 2013

Team Edwards launches Hispanic American Heritage Month

The Hispanic American Heritage Month kick-off at the Oasis Community Center started with a salsa contest that ended in monetary prizes. The first place salsa, “El Matador” won a $100 Visa gift card. Closely following, “Grab your Maracas” and “Sweet San Atone” won Visa gift cards for $50 and $25 respectively.

The Oasis Community Center was the site of this year’s Hispanic American Heritage Month kickoff at Edwards AFB Sept. 17. The event featured everything from salsa to salsa dancing.

Andres Kabrera (left) and his dance partner Briana Kabrera (right) are the owners of International Dance Fitness Academy. The dance duo, performed two salsa dances at the event.

Team Edwards members were treated to a best salsa contest along with guest speakers and traditional Hispanic dance shows.

The Grupo Folklorico Antelope Valley preformed several traditional Hispanic dances at both the Oasis Community Center and at the weekly 412th Test Wing staff meeting Sept. 17 to help kick off Hispanic American Heritage Month 2013 at Edwards AFB.

Hispanic American Heritage Month began being honored in 1968. It begins each year on Sept. 15, the anniversary of the independence of five Latin American Countries.

Featured guest, Isaac Barcelona, District Director for California State Sen. Steve Knight, shared his story as an Hispanic community leader. Barcelona’s mother decided to move her family to the United States from Mexico because she believed America was a special place. With no ruling class and leaders that serve their communities, Barcelona would have equal opportunity for success. He was inducted into Mexico’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 after 30 years in the music industry. He stated that his greatest value in life is liberty. “I would much rather have liberty than equality any time, any place, no question, no doubt. I want to have the freedom to be whatever I want, whatever I envision, or whatever I am capable of being … you want to have the opportunity and the freedom to compete and be a champion,” said Barcelona.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs December 19, 2014

Commissary hours The Commissary will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Regular hours will resume Dec. 27. The Commissary will be open regular hours Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1, 2015. For more information, call 661-277-9175. Museum hours The Air Force Flight Test Museum will be closed for the Christmas holidays starting Dec. 22 and...
 
 

412th Force Support Squadron Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve: Dec. 24 OPEN: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts/Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Airman & Family Readiness: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven-days a week, 24-hours a day Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Library: 9...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Edwards First Sergeants council wraps up Christmas programs

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The annual Angel Tree program will provide gifts for around 300 Edwards children this year. The Edwards First Sergeants Council puts on the event to help Airmen unable to buy their children...
 

 
afmc-q-and-a

Lean thinking, process improvement highlight Busch’s time at AFMC

During the last 16 years and six assignments in Air Force Materiel Command, Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch was challenged to find new methods to operate more efficiently in one of the most complex and diverse commands tha...
 
 
flu

Flu season: What you need to know

Flu is officially upon us. If you have ever had the flu, you know it can knock you out ó with members of your family, friends and co-workers not far behind. Today, it’s more important than ever to get your facts straight...
 
 
driving-safety

Driving safely on snow or icy roads

Unless you’re traveling through the mountains of Southern California in the winter, driving in the snow doesn’t occur very often. First off, don’t assume your vehicle can handle any road condition. Even four-w...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>