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Goodfellow hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration

Korean dancers demonstrate a Korean Fan Dance during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. The court of the Jo-Sun dynasty was the basis for the intricate costuming and very precise movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Korean dancers demonstrate a Korean Fan Dance during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event held at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. The court of the Jo-Sun dynasty was the basis for the intricate costuming and very precise movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Performers at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event demonstrate a Filipino dance “Tinikling” at the event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. “Tinikling” originated during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines, where rice farmers on Visayan Islands usually set up bamboo traps to protect their fields, yet birds dodged their traps, the dance steps imitate the bird’s movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Performers at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event demonstrate a Filipino dance “Tinikling” at the event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. “Tinikling” originated during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines, where rice farmers on Visayan Islands usually set up bamboo traps to protect their fields, yet birds dodged their traps, the dance steps imitate the bird’s movements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, leads his daughter onto the dance floor to perform the Samoan dance called the “Taualuga” which symbolizes the conclusion of a monumental task and the beautifying final touches involved during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. This dance is sacred to the Samoan people and is performed by the son or daughter of a Chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Ricky Mills, 17th Training Wing commander, leads his daughter onto the dance floor to perform the Samoan dance called the “Taualuga” which symbolizes the conclusion of a monumental task and the beautifying final touches involved during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. This dance is sacred to the Samoan people and is performed by the son or daughter of a Chief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Participants and volunteers for the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event take time before clean up for a group photo at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. This was a final event in a series highlighting the service and sacrifices of the Asian Pacific Islanders throughout the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Participants and volunteers for the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Event take time before clean up for a group photo at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. This was a final event in a series highlighting the service and sacrifices of the Asian Pacific Islanders throughout the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Abraham Salomon III and Joe Aquino, participants at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event, perform multiple songs on the ukulele at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. During the performance individuals performed different Samoan dances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Abraham Salomon III and Joe Aquino, participants at the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event, perform multiple songs on the ukulele at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. During the performance individuals performed different Samoan dances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Mary Jean Lotonu’u McManus Gago Mills, a participant in the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event, demonstrates a Samoan dance at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. During the demonstrations attendees were able to peruse different tables with information about cultures in the Asian Pacific Islander region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

Mary Jean Lotonu’u McManus Gago Mills, a participant in the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event, demonstrates a Samoan dance at the event center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, May 22, 2019. During the demonstrations attendees were able to peruse different tables with information about cultures in the Asian Pacific Islander region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Seraiah Hines/Released)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

Goodfellow service members and family attended the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Culture Event held at the event center, here, May 22.

This event is held to celebrate the service and sacrifices of Asian Pacific Islanders throughout the United States. There were demonstrations of various cultures throughout the event and display tables featuring food and other items from different countries.