Post Tagged with: "Native American Heritage Month"


First Lt. Delilah Chinana, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing contract airlift and terminal ops chief, responds to emails Nov. 14 regarding 
airline contracts as part of her job to ensure Airmen and their family members fly in clean and safe aircraft. Chinana is Walatowa from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. She is one of many Native Americans currently serving in the Air Force.

Air Force, Airmen growing through diversity

Story and photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

From a distance, service members can be hard to distinguish. They wear identical uniforms, have similar haircuts and are all held to the same set of rules and standards, but the Department of Defense recognizes the diversity among service members and civilian employees during monthlong heritage observations.

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Photo by Rick ScavettaCol. Bryan DeCoster (left), commander of U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz, dances with community members, including 
Capt. Phillip Castillo from New Mexico’s Pueblo tribe and Castillo’s daughters, Lia and Madeline. Sandra Namingha (right) and her husband, Lindbergh, taught the community traditional Native American dancing and songs during the National Native American Heritage Month event Nov. 15 at the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh.

Native American Heritage Month

November 21, 2013 ×