The Wolf Pack celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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  • By Senior Airman Karla Parra
  • 8th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Airmen celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 4, 2023. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15.

Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988.

The theme of this year’s observance is “Todos Somos, Somos Uno: We Are All, We Are One.” The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute says this represents the diversity within the Hispanic community and the strength that comes from unity.

The month pays tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our nation and made notable contributions that further acknowledge the diversity within our armed forces.