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  • 108th Medical Group officer observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    During Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, the Department of Defense highlights several service members and focuses on the contributions and accomplishments of those with Hispanic and Latin-American heritage who have committed to their service to the defense of the nation and community. As of Oct. 31, 2020, according to the Air Force Personnel Center, only 15.6% of the Air Force identifies as Hispanic or Latino. Air National Guard Lt. Col. Daisy Ortiz, a health service administrator assigned to the 108th Medical Group, counts herself amongst that number. Ortiz is a first generation Colombian American who grew up in New Jersey. Her father came to the United States at the age of 17 and married her mother, who was still in Colombia, shortly after. After a long process of immigration and legal paperwork, Ortiz’s mother was allowed to live in the U.S. and both of her parents eventually became U.S. citizens.
  • First generation college grad honored to serve

    “I am proud of all my achievements, both big and small,” said Staff Sgt. Chinyelu Umeokolo, a flight and operational medical technician from the 108th Medical Group. “I recently graduated college, and as a first generation graduate, it really means a lot to me. I want to continue to learn and be the best I can be at my job.”