Commentary

June 1, 2012

Candid Comments | June 1, 2012

May was Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month How did you celebrate your heritage?


Senior Airman Aaron Long

Unit: 452 Security Forces Squadron
Job: Blue Eagles Honor Guard
Hometown: Perris, Calif.
Hobbies: Ping Pong, math and karate

I am a true connoisseur of ethnic foods, so to celebrate, I visited as many Asian-style restaurants in the area that I can find; sushi is a favorite of mine. On a serious note, I appreciate that DoD raises heritage awareness and diversity within the military. In the future, I would like to celebrate by organizing a parade or something similar to raise awareness and to capture an even larger audience. Understanding one another is a big part in being able to work together as a team to ensure the success of the mission. We all wear the same uniform and bleed the same color.

 

Staff Sgt. Terrance Mananes

Unit: 163 Logistical Resource Squadron
Job: Ceremonial Guardsman
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
Hobbies: Weightlifting and Motorcycles.

To be honest, I didn’t celebrate in any special manner this month because I choose to celebrate and acknowledge my heritage every day of the year. I spend as much time as I can with the people I love, family and friends and people I highly respect. We cooked, laughed, ate, and listened to music that we grew up to. I love my heritage so I live it everyday as much as I can.”

 

Tech. Sgt. Harold Padua

Unit: 95 Force Support Squadron
Job: NCOIC, Honor Guard
Hometown: Tacoma Wash.
Hobbies: Photography, running, hiking and traveling

During this month, my kids and I usually perform Hawaiian dances at county fairs and on-base events. We showed the community the cultures of the Pacific…we bring the Pacific to them. Next year, I hope to organize an Asian/Pacific American committee and raise awareness of base personnel about the cultures of the Pacific. I will introduce the different types of food, entertainment and languages to Team March. I remember when I was stationed overseas. Armed Forces Network would have infomercials explaining certain facts about different cultures within the Asian/Pacific Islander communities. It really raised awareness throughout the DOD community.




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


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher

Team March bolsters Nepal earthquake relief efforts

U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Megan Crusher Team March Airmen and members from an elite 57-person team, known as the Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 2 (CA-TF2), prepare equipment to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III a...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez

The Cal Guard’s MQ-1 Predators are handed back for the last time after a series of firsts

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez The Predator MQ-1 assigned to the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing in flight over the Southern California Logistics Airport (formerly George Air Force Base) in Victorville, Calif., Jan. 7,...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann

Running the way: Airman’s hobby becomes inspiration

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tiffany Lindemann Lt. Col. Tony Blain, medical officer, 452nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., warms up for his five-mile run March 22, 2015. Blain runs five miles eve...
 

 
DEOMI-poster

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The United States has recognized the month of May as a time to acknowledge the achievements and contributions to the American story by Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians (AAPIs). We celebrate the cultural ...
 
 
counseling-clipart-guidance2

Assistance program provides GS employees counseling, more

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of...
 
 
150423-F-AH628-280

News Briefs May 1, 2015

César E. Chávez receives military honors Family members receive flags during a U.S. Navy military honors ceremony for César E. Chávez. The Navy Operations Support Center, Moreno Valley’s honor guard team provided the civi...
 




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