Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, Enabling, Enriching America

According to Vintage 2015 Population Estimates, the Hispanic population of the United States was 56.6 million as of July 1, 2015, accounting for 17.6 percent of the U.S. Population. For more information, visit www.census.gov.

86th Airlift Wing’s Hispanic Heritage Month events

• Through Oct. 10: Coloring contest for children 10 and under, Ramstein Library

• Through Oct. 13: Children’s storytime, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at Ramstein Library

• Through Oct. 15: Hispanic heritage literary display, Ramstein Library

• Wednesday: Basic Spanish lesson, 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. at Ramstein Library

Hispanic Heritage Committee’s Hispanic Heritage Month events

• Through Oct. 3: Scholarship essay contest. For details, email hispanicheritagecommittee.ramstein@ramstein.af.mil.

• Oct. 8: Breast Cancer Awareness 5K, 8 a.m. at Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein. This is a free event with T-shirts given to the first 50 registrants.

• Oct. 11: Speed mentoring, 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Ramstein, Bldg. 2407. To reserve a spot, email Tech. Sgt. Antonio Oquendo at antonio.oquendo@us.af.mil.