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COMMUNITY CORNER - Month of May honors Asian-Pacific Islanders’ contributions to society

May 22, 2014 — May is Asian-Pacific AmericanHeritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders inthe U.S. It was chosen asAsian-Pacific American Heritage Month to commemorate the immigration of thefirst Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of thecompletion of the transcontinental railroad by a majority of MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - National monthlong observance celebrates women’s contributions

March 25, 2014 — Women have played asignificant role in the U.S., our armed forces and in our Army. Women havefought in every major conflict – from the Revolutionary War to conflicts inIraq and Afghanistan. In 1980, President JimmyCarter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8as national Women’s History Week. Six years later, it was MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - African-Americans pave way in service

March 25, 2014 — The U.S. military is one ofthe most diverse organizations in the world, with service members from every race,background and ethnicity serving within its ranks. African- American enlistedtroops serving today make up more than 17 percent of the enlisted force acrossall branches of service – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Additionally, according MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Leader, civil rights activist was glimmer of hope for freedom for all

March 19, 2014 — A pillar of the community. Acivil rights activist. A leader. A glimmer of hope for a nation that somedayfreedom would be granted for all, regardless of race, creed or origin. Martin Luther King Jr.embodied all of these things, and, for that, King became part of our historyand our legacy. On Jan. 16, President BarackObama proclaimed Jan. 20, 2014, MORE