30 Apr '17, 11pm

Navy Celebrates 2017 Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Unite Our Voices by Speaking Together." "It is an honor and a privilege to serve with such a diverse group of officers and enlisted personnel who make up our Navy," said Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, a Hawaiian-born Filipino and the 40th commander of Navy Region Southeast in Jacksonville, Florida. "I'm blessed at the opportunities the Navy has given me, and I'm thankful to celebrate this month with my fellow Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders." There are 24,743 Asian American and Pacific Islander Sailors currently serving as part of One Navy Team, including ...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=100161

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