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JBPHH hosts flight in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Sarceda, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects a C-17 Globemaster before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Sarceda, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects a C-17 Globemaster before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Technical Sgt. Joshua Moracco, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a pre-flight checklist before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Technical Sgt. Joshua Moracco, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a pre-flight checklist before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Technical Sgt. Joshua Moracco, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a pre-flight checklist before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Technical Sgt. Joshua Moracco, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts a pre-flight checklist before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

TMaj. Skip Saito and Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Sarceda, both members of the 204th Airlift Squadron, meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander maintenance Airmen from the 15th and 154th Maintenance Groups before taking off on what was for most of them their first C-17 flight, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Maj. Skip Saito and Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Sarceda, both members of the 204th Airlift Squadron, meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander maintenance Airmen from the 15th and 154th Maintenance Groups before taking off on what was for most of them their first C-17 flight, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Lt. Col. Blythe Jeanne Itoman, 204th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, meets with 154th Maintenance Group maintainers before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Lt. Col. Blythe Jeanne Itoman, 204th Airlift Squadron C-17 pilot, meets with 154th Maintenance Group maintainers before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Ganeko, 154th Maintenance Group avionics technician, observes an aerial refueling from the cockpit of a C-17 during her first flight in a military aircraft above the Hawaiian Islands, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Airman 1st Class Taylor Ganeko, 154th Maintenance Group avionics technician, observes an aerial refueling from the cockpit of a C-17 during her first flight in a military aircraft above the Hawaiian Islands, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Senior Airman Ramel Baylon, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Maj. Jeanette Williford, 613th Air Operations Center, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Senior Airman Ramel Baylon, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Maj. Jeanette Williford, 613th Air Operations Center, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Captain John Penaranda, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Capt. Louise Sarabosing, 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Captain John Penaranda, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Capt. Louise Sarabosing, 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Major Joel Villavert, 613th Air Operations Center, Capt. John Penaranda, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Capt. Louise Sarabosing, 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Major Joel Villavert, 613th Air Operations Center, Capt. John Penaranda, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron, and Capt. Louise Sarabosing, 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, prepare a C-17 for an aeromedical evacuation demonstration at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

Active duty and Air Force Reserve Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent flew a training mission and hosted ROTC cadets to salute the AAPI contributions to the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)
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Active duty and Air Force Reserve Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent came together to demonstrate Air Force capabilities for University of Hawaii ROTC cadets at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen of Asian American and Pacific Islander descent flew a training mission and hosted ROTC cadets to salute the AAPI contributions to the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- Senior Master Sgt. Brandon Sarceda, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, inspects a C-17 Globemaster before taking off at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 25, 2021. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the 15th Wing and 154th Wing flew a routine training mission composed with aircrew and maintainers who were all of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent and were a mix of active duty and Air National Guard members. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Amber R. Kelly-Herard)