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Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month From South Asia to Scott AFB: An Indian woman’s journey into the U.S. military

Maj. Anita Shade, 375th Dental Squadron dental residency program director, works on a patient May 17, 2016, and Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Shade grew up in India before moving to the U.S., where she faced several challenges, including loneliness and poverty. After getting a job as a dental assistant, the owner of that practice helped her earn a U.S. dental license, and then she became a U.S. Air Force Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)

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