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Osan celebrates Hispanic American Heritage Month

Lt. Nicole Velez Rodriguez, 6th Intelligence Squadron DOE flight commander, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to her

Lt. Nicole Velez Rodriguez, 6th Intelligence Squadron DOE flight commander, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to her at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 22, 2021. Velez-Rodriguez said that her dad motivated her to become an Air Force officer and she is proud to be the first active-duty member of her family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

Master Sgt. Stephanie Elliott, 51st Wing Executive Support Staff superintendent, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to her

Master Sgt. Stephanie Elliott, 51st Wing Executive Support Staff superintendent, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to her at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 23, 2021. Elliott said that she prepares a special food seasoning every month, because it keeps her family’s traditions alive. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

Airman 1st Class Ephrain Zayas, 51st Wing Executive Support Staff administrator, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him

Airman 1st Class Ephrain Zayas, 51st Wing Executive Support Staff administrator, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 23, 2021. Zayas said that he is proud of his ancestors that have laid the foundation for future generation to grow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

Tech. Sgt. Israel Ortiz, 51st Civil Engineering Squadron NCOIC of the paint and sign section, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him

Tech. Sgt. Israel Ortiz, 51st Civil Engineering Squadron NCOIC of the paint and sign section, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 21, 2021. Ortiz said that he’s the Latin DJ at Osan, and enjoys watching people celebrate and dance with the music that he plays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

Staff Sgt. Jan Flores, 607th Air Communications Squadron transmission systems supervisor, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him

Staff Sgt. Jan Flores, 607th Air Communications Squadron transmission systems supervisor, speaks about what Hispanic heritage means to him at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, September 20, 2021. Flores said that the Hispanic community is very welcoming, and will always welcome others to events to join in the festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevyn Allen)

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