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"From America's earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and important role in our national heritage, and Hispanic Americans continue to embody the pioneering spirit of America today."


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Face of Defense: Immigrant Airman Forges Intercultural Friendships Story

Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia-Gonzalez, 49th Wing chaplain's assistant, provides medical translation for a Federal Emergency Management Agency medic at a clinic in Puerto Rico on Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
Puerto Rico-Born Airman Comes Home to Aid Hurricane Victims Story

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Face of Defense: Dominican-Born Airman Inspires Serenity Story

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class JoAnn Consiglio, assigned to Navy Officer Recruiting Station Harlingen in Texas, is joined by other sailors of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio and Navy City Outreach Southwest Region.
Navy Participates in STEM Event in Texas Story

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Face of Defense: Marine Instructor Shapes Bright Future Story

By the Numbers

A graphic shows the breakdown of Hispanics and Latinos among service members and civilians in the Defense Department.



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