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Team MacDill holds Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon

U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin Jonsson, 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers remarks at an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Col. Benjamin Jonsson, 6th Air Refueling Wing commander, delivers remarks at an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. AAPI Heritage Month was first recognized by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 as the first 10 days of May and commemorates the contributions of AAPI individuals to U.S. history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

Musikong Kawayan, a bamboo orchestra group based in Tampa, performs at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

Musikong Kawayan, a bamboo orchestra group based in Tampa, performs at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. Led by Nhick Ramiro Pacis, a composer from the University of Philippines, Musikong Kawayan spreads awareness of Asian and Philippine music through ethnic instrumental and musical productions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

Nhick Ramiro Pacis, a composer from the University of Philippines, leads bamboo orchestra Musikong Kawayan in a performance at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

Nhick Ramiro Pacis, a composer from the University of Philippines, leads bamboo orchestra Musikong Kawayan in a performance at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. Musikong Kawayan spreads awareness of Asian and Philippine music through ethnic instrumental and musical productions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

Musikong Kawayan, a bamboo orchestra group based in Tampa, concludes a performance at an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

Musikong Kawayan, a bamboo orchestra group based in Tampa, concludes a performance at an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. Musikong Kawayan demonstrated their musical productions as guests dined on AAPI-inspired dishes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mon Christian Zabala, the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management NCO in charge of flight support, speaks at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mon Christian Zabala, the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management NCO in charge of flight support, speaks at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. Zabala, who was born in the Philippines, detailed what his heritage means to him and the journey that has brought him to MacDill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Arfaneil Rebujio, a 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management maintainer, speaks at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Arfaneil Rebujio, a 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management maintainer, speaks at an Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month luncheon at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2021. Rebujio, who was born in the Philippines and raised in Guam, detailed what his heritage means to him and the journey that has brought him to MacDill. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)

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