Posted Online: May 11, 2013, 8:23 pm
Rock Island Arsenal Digest - May 12, 2013
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Asian Americans' and Pacific Islanders' heritage celebrated
Army Sustainment Command hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance May 3, 2013, at the Rock Island Arsenal. Ken Huor, left, gave a martial-arts demonstration. Holding the board for him are, from left, Brig. Gen. Kevin O’Connell, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, and Capt. Jason Kappes, aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen John Wharton, commanding general Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal Senior Mission Commander.
Army Sustainment Command hosted an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance at the Rock Island Arsenal's Baylor Conference Room May 3.
The guest speaker, Jerry D. De La Cruz Jr., Army Sustainment Command, deputy chief of staff for Resource Managementm spoke on this year's theme, "Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion."
"I believe that we share a common goal across the various elements on Arsenal Island. That is to attract, develop and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds, both military and civilian," Mr. De La Cruz said. "This requires all organizations on Arsenal Island to have a culture of inclusion where all individuals feel respected; they are treated fairly, and are provided a work/life balance and the opportunity to be all they can be."
A martial-arts demonstration was conducted by the father-daughter team of Ken and Dayna Huor. Ms. Huor holds a number of national and world titles in a variety of martial-arts specialties. She has appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "America's Got Talent," and other television shows. She has also been featured in a number of national and international martial-arts publications.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a celebration of the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week during the first week of May. In 1990, Congress voted to expand the celebration to a month-long one, and in May 1992, the month of May was permanently designated as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.
For more information on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, go to asianpacificheritage.gov/.
For more information on the Huors, go to thehuors.com/.
Additional photos of the event are available for viewing/downloading on the ASC Flickr page: flickr.com/photos/army_sustainment_command/sets/72157633418863689
— Submitted by Galen Putnam, Army Sustainment CommandPublic Affairs
Beer dinner, golf tournament planned
The following events are open to the public:
— Beer pairing dinner: 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, Arsenal Island Golf Clubhouse. Featuring samples of Schlafly Brewery's craft brews selected to complement and enhance the cuisine prepared by the executive chef. Cost is $50 per person. The full menu will be posted soon at riamwr.com. Call 309-782-4372 to make reservations.
— Golf tournament: 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 24. Cost of the four-person best-ball scramble is $65 per player ($50 for annual-pass holders), and it includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes. Call 309-793-1604 to register. The flier is available here: goo.gl/oFsWG.