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Arizona State Senator speaks about Navajo roots during Native American Heritage Month at Luke AFB

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Peshlakai served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1997 and is a Persian Gulf War veteran. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Peshlakai served in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 1997 and is a Persian Gulf War veteran. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Peshlakai is currently serving her second term in the Arizona Senate as the state’s first Native American woman senator. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. Peshlakai is currently serving her second term in the Arizona Senate as the state’s first Native American woman senator. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. November is National Native American Heritage Month in which we observe and honor the history, culture, and contributions of our nation's first people. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)

Arizona State Sen. Jamescita Peshlakai shares stories about her Navajo roots during a Native American Heritage event Nov. 16, 2021, at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. November is National Native American Heritage Month in which we observe and honor the history, culture, and contributions of our nation's first people. Diversity and inclusion in the U.S. Air Force are warfighting imperatives that capitalize on and celebrate multicultural contributions to national defense in an environment where all Airmen are valued and respected for their identity, culture, and background. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Phyllis Jimenez)