SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
Hispanic Americans continue to make a vital contribution toward the nation's defense, including the global war on terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world. These troops are helping bring liberty to the oppressed and creating a better world for the next generation, which will no longer have to be fearful and terrorized. The nation's Hispanic service members, with their proven devotion to faith, the community and the country, are critical to achieving that goal.
Donald H. Rumsfeld
Secretary of Defense
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th.
- The term Hispanic, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, refers to Spanish-speaking people in the United States of any race.
- On the 2000 Census form, people of Spanish/Hispanic/Latino origin could identify themselves as Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, or "other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino."
- More than 35 million people identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino on the 2000 Census.
- The Army is a member agency of the National Council of Hispanic Employment Program Managers (NCHEPMs) and is represented on that Council by the Director for the Army's Hispanic Employment Program, Mrs. Delia Ramirez Trimble.
- The Army has many senior leader of Hispanic heritage who proudly serve the Army and the nation. (See the website for more on this topic).
- The mission of the NCHEPMs is to provide information on employment and career advancement opportunities to Hispanics Americans, assist Federal management officials in implementing a strategic and results-oriented Hispanic Employment Program, and work to assure that Hispanics are employed equitably at all levels of the Federal government.
View the special ARMY HOMEPAGE SITE dedicated to Hispanic Americans in the U.S.Army, www.army.mil/hispanicamericans
There are English and Spanish language versions of this site. This is the first time there has been a Spanish language capability on the website. This feature will be enhanced in the very near future.
NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY
- CA National Guard doing their job (LAT | EB)
- Guard needs upgrades in equipment, materials (HSB | EB)
- Paratroopers ready city for upcoming election (DA)
- D.C. National Guard Soldier torn between the job and family (WT/EB)
- BRAC: Decision final unless Congress acts (WP | EB)
- Hurricane leaves wave of scams in its wake (ARNEWS)
- Soldier receives shelter after hurricane (ARNEWS)
- Army inactivates oldest air defense battalion (ARNEWS)
WAR ON TERROR NEWS
- Millions of Afghans voted Sunday: first election in quarter of a century (NYT | EB)
- Taliban unable to stop election in Afghanistan (USAT)
- Iraqis bombarded with propaganda after week of violence ( SDUT)
- British Soldiers arrested two prominent members Sadr militia (WP | EB)
- Iraqi charter causes concerns over role of Islam, women's rights (WSJ/EB)
- Former president says Taliban and al-Qaeda should be priorities (WP | EB)
- Election seen as success amid danger and Taliban protests (PI)
- North Korea agrees to give up entire nuclear program (CNN)
- Army Corps of Engineers getting close to completing the job (LAT | EB)
- Debate over revamp of future space projects (WSJ/EB)
- JROTC: Army acknowledges programs can help attract soldiers (WP | EB)
- Kurdish member of Iraqi parliament killed (CSG)
A great weekend for our NHRA team!
Race: NHRA Nationals in Reading, PA
Driver: Tony Schumacher
Finished: Won the race
Driver: Angelle Sampey
Finished: Won the race
Next Race: Sept. 22-25, O'Reilly NHRA Fall Nationals in Ennis, TX