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JBA celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Lt. Col. David Fink, 11th Wing director of staff, participates in a Hawaiian dance demonstration during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. In addition to dances performed by a local group, the celebration included food sampling and a presentation by guest speaker Col. Verne Futagawa, 11th Medical Group deputy command surgeon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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Airman 1st Class Emonte Durr, 11th Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation apprentice, participates in a Hawaiian dance demonstration during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. In 1978, Congress established Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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A Japanese exhibit is displayed during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. Congress officially designated May to be Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month Oct. 23, 1992. May was selected for this celebration because it holds anniversaries such as the arrival in the U.S. of the first Japanese immigrants May 7, 1843, and the completion of the first transcontinental railroad with the labor of thousands of Chinese immigrants May 10, 1869. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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Col. Verne Futagawa, 11th Medical Group deputy command surgeon, speaks to attendees of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. Throughout the nation, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is recognized during the month of May to pay tribute to the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in America’s history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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A poster is displayed during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. In 1978, Congress established Asian American and Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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Tech. Sgt. Lloyd Tumbaga, 11th Medical Support Squadron Airman Medical Transit Unit liaison, poses for a photo during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 30, 2018. Throughout the nation, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is recognized during the month of May to pay tribute to the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in America’s history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

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