Local

September 27, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated at TMAC Tuesday

Col Jeffrey Jennings, deputy commander, Training, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (second from left), presents an award to the dance performers from the Alma Dolores International Dance Centre during Tuesday’s Hispanic Heritage Month Observance.

The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and the Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity team hosted the Hispanic American Heritage Month observance Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

The keynote speaker, Command Sgt. Maj. Manuel Sanchez, command sergeant major, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, spoke of his Hispanic heritage and shared some of the history of his family. He spoke of the journey that his father and mother had made from Cuba to America after the Bay of Pigs incident. It was the site of an ill-fated invasion on April 17, 1961, when a force of 1,500 U.S.-trained guerrilla troops landed in an attempt to overthrow the government of Fidel Castro.

Sanchez also spoke of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Operation Peter Pan which led to his siblings and 14,000 other Cuban children being brought to the United States to escape Soviet labor camps.

Col Jeffrey Jennings, deputy commander, Training, U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca, gives the opening remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month observance at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

Operation Peter Pan can share credit for today’s cultural diversity in America, according to Sanchez who discussed what this diversity means to the United States. “As we look through our history, we will find contributions through the arts, industry, medicine, agriculture and in the military that have made this nation the best in the world, and we are the strongest Army in the world.” Sanchez stated.

Dancers from Alma Dolores International Dance Centre out of Sierra Vista entertained the crowd with authentic Hispanic dances. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Col. Jeffrey Jennings, deputy commander, Training, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca, presented awards to Staff Sgt Candee Barris, mistress of ceremonies, Alma Dolores International Dance Centre and Sanchez.




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


 
 

 
Photo-1-for-top-of-page

Soldier with heart for young people coaches wrestling teams

Sgt. 1st Class John Rivera Jr., an operations and administrative non-commissioned officer with the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, works on wrestling holds with Buena High School students Cahan Sasica (left) and Jordan Rit...
 
 
Amanda Kraus Rodriguez

IMCOM human capital plan shapes 2025 workforce, builds legacy

Amanda Kraus Rodriguez Dana Davis, a financial management specialist at U.S. Army Installation Management Command Europe Region headquarters and member of the SHCP working group, prepares draft copies of the Strategic Human Cap...
 
 

Budget cuts made at FH Barnes Field House

Classes taught by instructors at Barnes Field House Fitness Center are no longer free due to a 23 – 25 percent annual operating budget cut implemented in January. “We’re a fully funded [facility] at the beginning of the year,” said Les Woods, chief of Sports, Fitness and Aquatics, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and...
 

 

Presidential Proclamation – National African American History Month, 2015 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, 2015 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION For generations, the story of American progress has been shaped by the inextinguishable beliefs that change is always possible and a brighter future lies ahead. With tremendous strength and abiding resolve, our ancestors — some of whom were brought to this land in chains — have woven their resilient dignity into the fabric...
 
 
Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz

Carter took office Tuesday as 25th defense secretary

Air Force Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz Incoming Secretary of Defense Ash Carter arrives at the Pentagon to assume duties as the newly appointed Secretary of Defense, Tuesday. WASHINGTON — Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of d...
 
 

New Career Skills Program holds first successful class

The Fort Huachuca Education Center in cooperation with the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program, SFL-TAP, and Cochise College began offering the Career Skills Program, or CSP, under the category of Education and Job Training for transitioning Soldiers. The program is designed to assist in the transition from Soldier to civilian, while giving the Soldier the...
 




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>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin