Hill members share information at Utah Asian Festival

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  • By Donovan Potter, 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE – Members of Hill AFB’s Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Member/Employee Resource Group represented the base at the 46th annual Utah Asian Festival June 3 at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City.

During the event where more than 20,000 people attended, the group provided information about the many opportunities at the base, including STARBASE, the Legacy summer internship program, Palace Acquire, civilian service and military enlistment.

They also promoted the upcoming federal resume writing class and interview workshop that is open to the public.

Representing the base at the festival falls in line with Hill’s current Project One initiative that was developed in part to understand barriers to acceptance, inclusion, and integration that face Hill’s Airmen and families and share with Hill AFB Airmen, community leaders, and on- and off- base influencers.

“In addition to referring individuals to the appropriate base agencies, our goal was to increased awareness about the mission of our group and make community connections,” said Tony Lau, Asian American Special Emphasis Program manager. “Our group works to identify triggers and investigate potential barriers that limit equal employment opportunity for members.”

Lau and Aloha Reynolds, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Special Emphasis Program manager, also met with local AANHPI community leaders and groups to develop future collaborative opportunities for Team Hill.

Anyone interested in becoming part of a member/employee resource group, can contact the DEIA office at  75ABW.DEIA.Workflow@us.af.mil or call STARBASE801-586-2096.