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P-S GAR celebrates AAPI Heritage month

Woman in Space Force uniform posing

U.S. Space Force 2nd Lieutenant Kathryn Davidson, 2nd Space Operations Squadron student, is a Guardian of Japanese-American descent who is completing mission qualification training to become a Global Positioning System Payload System operator. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Lekendrick Stallworth)

Man in Navy uniform posing

U.S. Navy Intelligence Specialist Master Chief Petty Officer Stephen M. Harano, Naval Information Force Reserve Region Southwest, is a fifth generation American of Japanese ancestry. His family migrated from Japan in 1898 and established their home in Berkeley, CA. After the attacks on Pearl Harbor, his family was interned across the west coast, and all of their property and assets were seized. Two of Harano’s family members volunteered for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese-American unit, and were killed in action during World War II. Harano currently serves as the regional senior enlisted leader for an Echelon 3 Type command detachment responsible for the man, train and equip mission of 1,962 Sailors across 25 information warfare units, including 637 embedded sailors in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Lekendrick Stallworth)

Man in Space Force uniform posing

U.S. Space Force Capt. Christopher Dong, 9th Combat Training Squadron (CTS), Space Delta 9-Orbital Warfare, Force Generation Division chief is a Guardian of Chinese descent. Dong oversees all training for Del 9 and executes mission assurance activities through sustainment and resource allocation. The 9th CTS is the orbital warfare training unit providing dynamic force generation and mission support for combat operations in Del 9. The unit executes 30 space combat training courses with partners across three field commands, five deltas, 12 squadrons, two program offices, and total force integration. The CTS implements the training pipeline for vital next-generation and on-orbit protect and defend U.S. Space Force systems. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Lekendrick Stallworth)

Man in Space Force Uniform posing

U.S. Space Force Master Sergeant Cory K. Takaki, Space Delta 9-Orbital Warfare, S-Staff senior enlisted leader, is stationed at the Del 9 headquarters at Schriever Space Force Base, Colorado. He provides enlisted leadership and mentorship to seven staff sections that provide support functions and guidance to four squadrons and over 450 personnel. (U.S. Space Force Photo by Lekendrick Stallworth)


Peterson-Schriever Garrison celebrates the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is observed annually during the month of May. 

AAPI Heritage Month events: 

Friday, May 6, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Asian American and Pacific Islander – Round Table Discussion

Located in the DISH Private Dining Room on Schriever Space Force Base


Monday, May 16, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Asian American and Pacific Islander – Round Table Discussion

Located in the DISH Private Dining Room on Schriever SFB


Friday, May 20, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Asian American and Pacific Islander – Cultural Celebration

Free Food Samplings

Cultural Activities and Entertainment

Door Prizes

Located in Bennie’s (Bldg. 500) on Schriever SFB


Tuesday, May 24, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Asian American & Pacific Islander – Cultural Celebration

On-site food trucks

Cultural Activities and Entertainment

Guest Speakers

Vendors from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Community (tattoo artist, educational and cultural displays, etc.)

Located at Capt Lyon Memorial Park on Peterson SFB


For more information, contact P-S Garrison Diversity and Inclusion Coordinators at (719) 567-3346.

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