Cinco de Mayo at Goodfellow

Senior Airman Julio Brito, of the 17th Communications Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Lisa Campos, of the 17th Training Group, tear up the dance floor during the salsa demonstration at the Goodfellow Events Center May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

Senior Airman Julio Brito, of the 17th Communications Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Lisa Campos, of the 17th Training Group, tear up the dance floor during the salsa demonstration at the Goodfellow Events Center May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

Staff Sgt. Anelle Perez (right), of the 17th Mission Support Group, and Staff Sgt. Aileen Pule, of the 17th Communications Squadron, enjoy themselves at the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

Staff Sgt. Anelle Perez (right), of the 17th Mission Support Group, and Staff Sgt. Aileen Pule, of the 17th Communications Squadron, enjoy themselves at the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

A line of Airmen test their resistance to a certain spicy pepper during the jalapeno-eating contest at the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

A line of Airmen test their resistance to a certain spicy pepper during the jalapeno-eating contest at the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

Attendees were treated to Mexican food provided by the Event Center during the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

Attendees were treated to Mexican food provided by the Event Center during the Cinco de Mayo celebration May 4. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kamaile Chan).

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Goodfellow Events Center joined forces with the Hispanic Heritage Committee May 4 to celebrate the the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Puebla by holding a Cinco de Mayo celebration. 

More than 100 people took part in the event, which was designed to provide a festive environment, raise Hispanic cultural awareness and have some wholesome fun on base while celebrating Mexico's victory over the French.
The event featured the disc jockey stylings of Staff Sgt. Marco Puente, a jalapeno-eating contest, Mexican food and a salsa-dancing demonstration. 

"I think the event was a great success," said Staff Sgt. Maria Osborn, vice president of the Hispanic Heritage committee. "It was a lot of fun, and we're looking forward to next year's event."