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Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, Enabling, Enriching America

According to the official website of the Nobel Prize, Severo Ochoa was born in Spain in 1905. He went to medical school at the University of Madrid and graduated in 1929. In 1941, Ochoa moved to the United States. Ochoa became the first Hispanic American to win the Nobel Prize […]

October 6, 2016 ×


Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, Enabling, Enriching America

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who […]

September 29, 2016 ×


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 86th Airlift Wing’s Hispanic Heritage Month events • Through Oct. 10: Coloring contest for children 10 and […]

September 22, 2016 ×


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Spc. Kentrice Melvin, 21st Special Troops Battalion, serves fajitas during the Hispanic Heritage celebration hosted by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command Oct. 7 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne.

21st TSC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

by Greg Jones 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosted a Hispanic Heritage celebration commemorating the history and culture of Hispanic-Americans with a guest speaker, a food tasting, and music and dance demonstrations at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center Oct. 7 on Daenner Kaserne.

October 22, 2015 ×


Celebrating Hispanic heritage

by Maj. Carlos E. Chirivi
786th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander

I often reflect on what a great privilege it is to serve for a military service composed of people from all the corners of the Earth fighting together for a common purpose: world peace.

October 9, 2014 ×


A tale of heroism: ‘I was just doing my job’

by Tech. Sgt. Margarita Lugo
86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity

My father, Fernando C. Lugo, was drafted into the Army in November 1966. After completing high school, he received a letter that said, “Greetings, you been drafted into the Army,” which included a 12 cent New York City subway token to help him report to basic training.

September 19, 2013 ×