JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas –
National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. This month in the United States recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.
Although the Defense Language Institute English Language Center hosts many international students, it also hosts U.S. Army trainees who come from communities where English is not the primary language spoken; this includes many students of Hispanic-American descent. These students go on to serve the United States as U.S. Army soldiers.