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NEWS | May 26, 2024

USINDOPACOM and USARPAC host AANHPI Heritage Month recognition event

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Public Affairs

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific co-host a recognition event on Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, May 23, in honor of Asian American, National Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month. 

AANHPI servicemembers, DoD civilians, contractors and leaders were celebrated for excellence in collaboration and resiliency planning throughout the Indo-Pacific region. 

The 38 nations comprising the Indo-Pacific region are home to 60% of the world's population and 3,000 different languages. 

ANHPI Heritage Month commemorates the first Japanese who came to the country in May of 1843, and to mark the May 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. 

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