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NEWS | Sept. 3, 2020

Joint Base San Antonio celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

By 802nd Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel Section 802nd Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel Section

In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Joint Base San Antonio has released the official National Hispanic Heritage Month poster and the National Hispanic Heritage Month fact sheet.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the contributions and importance of the Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America.

The Hispanic Heritage observance began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on Sept. 15 and ending on Oct. 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.

Informational display tables will be placed at Exchange locations across JBSA, as well as the Arnold Hall Community Center at JBSA-Lackland, the Sam Houston Community Center at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston and the Community Services Mall at JBSA-Randolph.

Visitors to the Exchanges and community centers are encouraged to follow COVID-19 health and safety measures, including practicing physical distancing.

For more information, contact the 802nd Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel Section at 210-221-1408 or