Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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Washington, DC - May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM).The District of Columbia National Guard celebrates the contributions and dedicated service of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders this month and every day of the year. In 1992, May was designated AAPIHM. The month of May was selected in recognition of the first Japanese immigrants’ arrival to the United States on May 7, 1843, and the significant contributions of Chinese pioneers to the completion of North America's transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. This year’s theme for AAPIHM is, “Advancing Leaders Through Opportunity.”


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2023 Army-Navy Game Shout Out
DC National Guard
Dec. 4, 2023 | 0:25
Maj. Gen. John C. Andonie, Commanding General (interim) of the District of Columbia National Guard graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1989. Maj. Gen. Andonie provides a video shoutout for the upcoming Army-Navy game on Dec. 9, 2023. (U.S. Air National Guard video by Master Sgt. Arthur M. Wright)