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  • Ballet Folklorico: an Airman’s culture expressed through dance

    The colorful fabric drapes over her skin. Bountiful lace and ribbon ordains the dress, a timeless style reminiscent of her roots. It sways effortlessly with a simple movement of her wrist. To enhance the traditional design, she applies bold makeup to couple the dress’ vibrancy. As she retrieves a tube of vivid red lipstick from a small makeup bag, she comes face-to-face with the mirror. Her reflection creates a feeling of connectedness to her Mexican heritage.
  • Airmen celebrate Hispanic cultures

    The Hispanic Organization for Latin Appreciation hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month finale, Oct. 12.
  • Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

    Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked in their skin. For approximately 20 years, the Air Force reinforced a policy that prohibited excessive tattoos. Airmen or those interested in pursuing a career in the Air force were not allowed to display a body marking that exceeded 25 percent of an exposed body part. However, as of Feb. 1, 2017, a new policy is in effect in order to expand the eligibility for future Airmen to serve and to also retain the nation’s best.
  • Airmen share their culture’s culinary love

    Two members of Team Seymour shared their passion of their native cuisines during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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