African American Heritage Month

African Americans In The News
Army Reserve officer reflects on MLK’s inspiration
Maj. LaKisha Hale, who serves as the Reserve Personnel Action Center command liaison for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division, receives her promotion as well as the Meritorious Service Award from Maj. Gen. Troy D. Kok, commanding general of the 99th DIV(R).
Jan. 25, 2018 - U.S. Army Reserve Maj. LaKisha Hale, recently reflected on inspiration she has taken from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout her life and career.

Black History Month: four key points of education and success
Col. Jeffery Carter, Deputy Commanding Officer of the 1st TSC / 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) speaks for the African American / Black History Month observance at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Feb. 22, 2017. The 316th ESC is an U.S. Army Reserve unit from Coraopolis, Pa. currently deployed to Camp Arifjan in support of the 1st TSC mission of providing logistics support throughout the US Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of operations.
March 1, 2017 - African American-Black History Month is a time for recognizing the roles contributions African American’s have made to our history. This year’s Camp Arifjan, Kuwait observance was hosted by the 1st Theater Sustainment Command on Feb. 22, 2017.

“Hallowed Grounds” show homage to African American history
The 2016 National African American History Month, also known as Black History Month, observance—themed “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory”—was held Feb. 18, at Camp Zama’s Community Activity Center. (U.S. Army photo by Yuichi Imada)
Feb. 26, 2016 - The 2016 National African American History Month, also known as Black History Month, observance—themed “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory”—was held Feb. 18, at Camp Zama’s Community Activity Center.

Civil rights icon reunited with military escorts
James H. Meredith (right), a prominent civil rights activist, stands with members of the Fort Hood, Texas, military community during the national anthem at an African-American/Black History Month Observance event Feb. 25, 2016, at Fort Hood. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Alexander Skripnichuk, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)
Feb. 25, 2016 - James Howard Meredith, the first African-American to attend the University of Mississippi, was honored Feb. 25 during an annual Black History Month observance here.

75th Training Command conducts combined observance
Army Reserve Lt. Col. Priscilla Van Zanten, left, equal opportunity adviser, Great Lakes Training Division, 75th Training Command, pauses for a photo with actress Cynthia Maddox, center and Spc. Rayson Oglesby, 3rd battalion, 335th Regiment, 181st Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West during the 75th TC’s Black History Month and Women’s History Month observance Feb. 20, 2016, at Fort Sheridan, Ill. (Photo by Spc. David Lietz)
Feb. 23, 2016 - The Army Reserve knows the importance of observing those that have shaped the country. The Great Lakes Training Division, 75th Training Command located at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, is a great reflection of that.