Luau celebrates culture, traditions, history

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

A sign hangs from the stage where entertainers performed during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. During the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Luau the Asian Pacific American Association of Nellis/Creech/NTTR hosted a Free Food and Entertainment for the base population.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Tech Sgt. Jake Quinories, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Pavements and Equipment subject matter expert for the Requirements & Optimization section, performs the Haka at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The Haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

A dancer performs a Manaleo dance at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20, 2016. The Luau was an opportunity to share and celebrate the uniqueness of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders culture with the base population.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Members of the Asian Pacific American Association of Nellis/Creech/NTTR perform a Manaleo dance at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The planning and preparation for Luau started in March and members of the APAA put in many hours to make sure the event was a success.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Tech Sgt. Alicia Tamura, Department of the Air Force NCO in-charge of career development, performs a dance routine during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The Luau celebrated the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States with food and entertainment associated with their culture.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Airmen take part in a demonstration during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. Members of the Asian Pacific American Association of Nellis/Creech/NTTR performed most of the entertainment at the Luau.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Staff Sgt. Justin King, 99th Civil Engineer Fire Protection Flight NCO in charge of logistics, performs during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. The Luau celebrated the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States with food and entertainment associated with their culture.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Tech Sgt. Richard, 799th Air Base Squadron, Creech AFB, NCO in charge of vehicle management, gets ready to perform a modern hip-hop dance routine with members from the Asian Pacific American Association of Nellis/Creech/NTTR at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Luau at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20. There were several events hosted by APAA throughout the month to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.