Fort Sam Houston invites spirit of unity at Native American Indian Heritage Pow Wow

By Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAONovember 25, 2014

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins greets and speaks with members of the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow during the celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. Wiggins is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today. "What a great chapter, in our history, (Native Americans) have played," Wiggins said. "And today we get an opportunity to recognize … the great Americans who have stood side-by-side throughout history in defense of this great nation and who have great pride in the United States of America." This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins greets and speaks with members of the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow during the celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. Wiggins is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today. "What a great chapter, in our history, (Native Americans) have played," Wiggins said. "And today we get an opportunity to recognize … the great Americans who have stood side-by-side throughout history in defense of this great nation and who have great pride in the United States of America." This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Erwin De Luna (center), president of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, speaks with Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins and another elder during the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. Wiggins is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Erwin De Luna (center), president of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, speaks with Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins and another elder during the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. Wiggins is the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Madison Banda and Dakota Osife, jingle-dress dancers of Navajo descent, both 8 years old, take part in the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Madison Banda and Dakota Osife, jingle-dress dancers of Navajo descent, both 8 years old, take part in the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow celebration Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. "Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever" is this year's theme and speaks to how the contributions of the American Indians and their culture have woven into the fabric of our great nation and made us all a better unified country today. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Community members of all ages take part in the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Community members of all ages take part in the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Navy Chief Bill Bellinghausen (center) joins  Erwin De Luna (right), president of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, for one of the beginning ceremonies during the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Navy Chief Bill Bellinghausen (center) joins Erwin De Luna (right), president of the United San Antonio Pow Wow, for one of the beginning ceremonies during the Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston Native American Indian Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 15 at the Jimmy Brought Fitness Center. This year's celebratory event was brought to you by the JBSA-FSH Equal Opportunity Office. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Christopher DeHart, Army North PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL

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