FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood will celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at 1:30 p.m. May 16 at the Phantom Warrior Center here.

The heritage month event recognizes the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that enrich our Nation. This year’s theme is “unite our mission by engaging each other.” The event will feature Tahitian and Hawaiian dancers and a lifetime of perspective from guest speaker retired Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Acuna Jr., a native Hawaiian and former senior enlisted leader with more than 32 years of military experience. Acuna recently served as the Command Sergeant Major for Task Force Phantom, and for the First Army Division West.

Media interested in covering the event should register here.  A public affairs representative will escort media from the Fort Hood Visitor’s Center parking lot at 1 p.m. May 16.