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Posted: March 1, 2018 9:57 a.m.
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Hunter holds black history event

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Hunter Army Airfield Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. LaVander Wilkerson, performs a James Brown song from the stage, during a Black History Ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Feb. 27.

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The Hunter Commissary sponsored the 2018 Black History Month Celebration in the Hunter Club parking lot Feb. 27.  Michelle Stevens, a training and curriculum specialist with Hunter's Child and Youth Services delivered the keynote address.  The celebration also included entertainment, cultural attire and soul food.  Command Sgt. Maj. LaVander Wilkerson performed a James Brown song from the stage.  Volunteers serve lunch to the attendees in front of the Hunter Commissary.  "The Army finds its strength not only in its diversity, but in its ability to bring together people of different faiths, cultures and races who share common values like duty, honor, selfless service, loyalty and respect," said Lt. Col. Ken Dwyer, Hunter garrison commander, in the ceremony's closing remarks.

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