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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, joined the Air Force almost a decade ago. Shade grew up in India and moved to Doha, Qatar when she was 23, where she planned on going through training to be a harbor pilot like her father. However, she moved to the U.S. a few months later, where she spent the next 10 years struggling. Then, she got her U.S. dental license and became an Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman)

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