The changing face of the Nation demands that we change. As the demographic make-up of the American population continues to evolve, it is imperative that the Department of Defense focus its efforts on emerging talent to ensure that we successfully attract, recruit, develop and retain a highly-skilled Total Force capable of meeting current and future mission requirements.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
recently hosted an Asian-American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance. Learn more about the message imparted by guest speaker Lily Qi. Speaker: Difference between race, ethnicity essential to understanding the Asian-American experience
Every May, our nation recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout history. Learn more about how they make a difference in the military by visiting the web special hosted on the Department of Defense website!Defense.gov Special Report: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - 2013
During the month of May, the Defense Department takes time to recognize and honor the dedicated service and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, both past and present, through military service in defense of our nation.
Learn more about 2nd Lt. Mika Hamm, an Airman who reaches out to others using American Sign Language.Through Airmen's Eyes: More than words: Airman shares passion for sign language
(This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Verbal communication is vital in today's military, but one 23rd Force Support Squadron lieutenant can carry on a conversation without saying a word.