Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month celebrated at USO Center

Dancers with the with Chamorro Association of the Midwest perform a traditional Guamanian dance in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base USO May 27. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Dancers with the with Chamorro Association of the Midwest perform a traditional Guamanian dance in the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base USO May 27. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

A luau May 27 at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was sponsored by the base’s Asian-American Pacific Islander Association to mark the end of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. Free food and dance performances were available for those who wanted them outside the USO.

Chibi Kidwell and Staff Sgt. Kevin Moynihan, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, carve a hog roasted for a luau May 27 at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The luau was sponsored by the base’s Asian-American Pacific Islander Association to mark the end of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Chibi Kidwell and Staff Sgt. Kevin Moynihan, 88th Diagnostics and Therapeutics Squadron, carve a hog roasted for a luau May 27 at the USO Center on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The luau was sponsored by the base’s Asian-American Pacific Islander Association to mark the end of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Participants select from a buffet at a luau May 27, sponsored by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Asian-American Pacific Islander Association. Free food and dance performances were available for those who wanted them outside the USO on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Participants select from a buffet at a luau May 27, sponsored by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Asian-American Pacific Islander Association. Free food and dance performances were available for those who wanted them outside the USO on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

Master Sgt. Eric Natalicio, 88th Force Support Squadron, joins dancers with the Philippine-American Society of Greater Dayton in a traditional bamboo dance during a luau on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base May 27. The dance involved dancers moving between a pair of bamboo rods that are being banged together rhythmically. Mistakes in timing would result in ankles getting hit. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ
Master Sgt. Eric Natalicio, 88th Force Support Squadron, joins dancers with the Philippine-American Society of Greater Dayton in a traditional bamboo dance during a luau on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base May 27. The dance involved dancers moving between a pair of bamboo rods that are being banged together rhythmically. Mistakes in timing would result in ankles getting hit. U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/R.J. ORIEZ

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