Celebrating culture and heritage

Team Aviano kicked off Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month with dance performances and food sampling at The Exchange Food Court May 1 at Aviano Air Base, Italy.This annual observance celebrates the contributions of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. According to the APAHM website, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Briana Jones)

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