C Company, 1-112th Aviation Security and Support, Washington Army National Guard
Tagbas joined the Guard in 2019 and says the highlight of her service "is definitely meeting new colleagues." She came from the Philippines when she was 13 years old. "To me, as the demographics of the United States shifts, it is important to frame the way we understand 'American' identity. Asian Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, African Americans, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans all shape American identity and collectively make up American history. We share our heritage and customs with many others, but it impacts each one of us in unique ways. I hope that all Asians, Asian-Americans, and Pacific Islanders will embrace their heritage and share it with others."