Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2010 by staff 

Hispanic Heritage Month, In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Army recognize the contributions of Hispanic soldiers, celebrates the traditions of the Hispanic community and help develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders nationwide.

Between 15 September and 15 October, the Army will partner with four major organizations – the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the Great Mind in STEM (GMIS), Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) – to support local and national programs that reflect on the achievements of Hispanics and encourage their continued success. These partnerships are part of Army efforts to ensure the Hispanic community is aware of the vast educational and career options and opportunities available through the Army.

The Army has partnered with local LULAC Councils to co-host of Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Antonio and San Diego. Social events bring together local community leaders, representatives of LULAC and military officials to recognize the Hispanic soldiers for their dedication to the defense of our nation. These men also represent the various paths and career options available to serve through the Army, either through official or enlistment. Local Hispanic business leaders and civic will also be recognized for their contributions to their communities.

The Hispanic Heritage Month events to create local partnerships between the Army and LULAC as an extension of the association of the two national organizations. Army was a key sponsor of the 81st Annual LULAC Convention and Exposition in July and will extend its work with LULAC in developing future leaders through its ongoing support of LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC) and the Washington Seminar Youth Leadership (WYLS).

In addition to its partnership with LULAC, during Hispanic Heritage Month, the Army will also sponsor the annual conventions of the Hispanic Association of Universities and College (September 18-20) and the great minds of STEM (Oct. 7-10). In these agreements, the representatives of the Army, will meet with hundreds of students, teachers, administrators and company representatives to discuss the educational and financial support for the university provides military and to explore new partnerships and strategies to ensure youth Latino entrepreneurs gain access to them.

The U.S. Army more offers tuition assistance and merit scholarships than any other organization in the U.S. In FY 2009, the Army provided more and 285 million in ROTC scholarships for students to pursue their studies in more than 270 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Finally, during the Hispanic Heritage Month, the Army will again serve as a key sponsor (Hispanic Heritage Foundation program HHF) Youth Awards to recognize outstanding Hispanic high school students across the country. As the main sponsor of the program Leadership Award, the Army will recognize the academic achievements and community contributions made by some of the best students in the country. HHF Regional Youth Awards event to honor these students to launch in September and will last until December 2010.

About the United States Army Command (USAAC)

U.S. Army Command (USAAC), a subordinate command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, meets the needs of human resources by transforming army of volunteers in the officers, noncommissioned officers, soldiers and soldiers. By providing strength, 18 400 men and women of Command to prepare these future soldiers and leaders of his initial military training. Commanded by Lt. Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, USAAC is in Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Monroe, Virginia

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