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Hurlburt celebrates Asian and Pacific Islander heritage

First Lt. Uiri Han, an executive officer with Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, wears a formal Korean outfit called a Hanbok during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. The Hanbok is traditionally worn to formal events such as weddings. The event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

First Lt. Uiri Han, an executive officer with Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, wears a formal Korean outfit called a Hanbok during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. The Hanbok is traditionally worn to formal events such as weddings. The event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Damien and Daniel Wright, sons of Capt. Tim Wright, a gunship electronic warfare officer with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, play with fixed fans at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. The event included free food, a Kuk Sool Won demonstration and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Damien and Daniel Wright, sons of Capt. Tim Wright, a gunship electronic warfare officer with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, play with fixed fans at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. The event included free food, a Kuk Sool Won demonstration and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

An Airmen with the 25th Intelligence Squadron and Amado Garcia, a Kuk Sool Won instructor, perform a Kuk Sool Won demonstration during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Kuk Sool Won is a martial art system that was founded in 1961. The event included a demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

An Airmen with the 25th Intelligence Squadron and Amado Garcia, a Kuk Sool Won instructor, perform a Kuk Sool Won demonstration during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Kuk Sool Won is a martial art system that was founded in 1961. The event included a demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

First Lt. Uiri Han, an executive officer with Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, folds a crane out of origami papers during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Origami is a traditional form of entertainment which dates of origin remain unknown. The Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

First Lt. Uiri Han, an executive officer with Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command, folds a crane out of origami papers during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Origami is a traditional form of entertainment which dates of origin remain unknown. The Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

An Airmen with the 25th Intelligence Squadron performs a Hula dance during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Mallet was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, learned to hula when she was five-years-old and was featured in several dance shows around the island. The Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

An Airmen with the 25th Intelligence Squadron performs a Hula dance during the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Mallet was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, learned to hula when she was five-years-old and was featured in several dance shows around the island. The Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Amado Garcia, a Kuk Sool Won instructor, bows with his daughter after completing a demonstration at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Kuk Sool Won is a martial art system that was founded in 1961. The event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain )

Amado Garcia, a Kuk Sool Won instructor, bows with his daughter after completing a demonstration at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Cultural Day event at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 25, 2017. Kuk Sool Won is a martial art system that was founded in 1961. The event included the demonstration, free food and a hula demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain )

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – -- Members of Team Hurlburt celebrated Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage during a Cultural Day here, May 25. Members of Hurlburt celebrated to remember the contributions and accomplishments made by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. May was officially designated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in 1992 after President George H. W. Bush signed a bill passed by Congress to extend the week-long celebration to a month-long celebration in 1990. The event held at the Hurlburt Field Community Park Pavilion included free food, a Kuk Sool Won demonstration and a hula demonstration.