Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

January 17, 2022 marks the 31st Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm, the 42-day, US-led military operation set in motion by President George H.W. Bush to push Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, in response to Saddam Hussein’s invasion of the region the August prior.  Learn more: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/1728715/desert-storm-a-look-back/ https://www.britannica.com/event/Persian-Gulf-War https://armyhistory.org/category/army-history-center/war-cat-92/ http://www.ndswm.org/

USO Birthday

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2022 marks the 81st Birthday of the United Service Organizations (USO).  “Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to […]

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

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February 19, 2022 marks the 81st Birthday of the United States Coast Guard Reserve.  “The Coast Guard Reserve was established by the passage of the Coast Guard reserve and Auxiliary Act of February 19, 1941. That act also established the Coast Guard Auxiliary under its present name (the Auxiliary had originally been called the Coast […]

77th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

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February 19, 2022 marks the 77th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima.  “Located roughly half way between Saipan and Tokyo, and directly under the flight path of B-29 Superfortress bombers headed to Japan, the island of Iwo Jima was a Japanese stronghold of crucial strategic importance and could not be bypassed. Not only would Iwo Jima […]

Anniversary of the End of the Gulf War

February 28, 2022 marks the 31st Anniversary of the End of the Gulf War. “On August 2, 1990, a force of one hundred thousand Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait and overran the country in a matter of hours. The invasion of Kuwait led to a United Nations Security Council embargo and sanctions on Iraq and a […]

U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

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March 3, 2022 marks the 107th Birthday of the United States Navy Reserve.  Learn more: https://allhands.navy.mil/Stories/Display-Story/Article/1840644/history-of-the-navy-reserve/

Navy Seabee Birthday

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March 5, 2022 marks the 80th Birthday of the Navy Seabees.  Learn more: https://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/2017/03/03/10-things-you-need-to-know-about-your-seabees/ https://americangimuseum.org/seabee-birthday/

American Legion Birthday

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March 15, 2022 marks the 102nd Birthday of the American Legion.  “March 15, the designated birthday of The American Legion, is the day in 1919 when the first American Legion caucus, held by members of the American Expeditionary Force, convened in Paris. Much as the birthday of the United States is celebrated on July 4 […]

Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

March 20, 2022 marks the 18th Anniversary of the Start of Operation Iraqi Freedom.   “In March 2003, U.S. forces invaded Iraq vowing to destroy Iraqi weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and end the dictatorial rule of Saddam Hussein.” https://www.cfr.org/timeline/iraq-war  Learn more: https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/middle-east/operation-iraqi-freedom.html

Anniversary of America’s Entry into WWI

April 6, 2022 marks the 104th Anniversary of the United States’ Entry into World War I.  "Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, formally bringing the United States into World War I, a conflict that had been ongoing for nearly three years. When the war began in 1914—pitting the Allied powers of France, Great Britain […]

161st Anniversary of the Civil War

April 12, 2022 marks the 161st Anniversary of the Start of the Civil War.  “At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, Confederate troops fired on Fort Sumter in South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor. Less than 34 hours later, Union forces surrendered. Traditionally, this event has been used to mark the beginning of the Civil War.” https://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/minute/Civil_War_Begins.htm […]

Air Force Reserve Birthday

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April 14, 2022 marks the 74th Birthday of the United States Air Force Reserve.  “The Air Force Reserve was created as a separate component on April 14, 1948, when the Army Air Corps Reserve was transferred to the Air Force. The Air Force Reserve lineage dates back over 100 years to when Reserve Airpower was […]

U.S. Army Reserve Birthday

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April 23, 2022 marks the 114th Birthday of the United States Army Reserve.  "What began in 1908 as a small corps of medical professionals held in readiness for duty is today the Army’s global operational reserve force, with a presence in all 50 states, five U.S. Territories and 20 Time Zones across the globe." https://www.usar.army.mil/ArmyReserveBirthday/

Anniversary of the Mexican-American War

April 25, 2022 marks the 176th Anniversary of the Mexican-American War.  Learn more: https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/texas-annexation https://www.history.com/topics/mexican-american-war/mexican-american-war

Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

April 30, 2022 marks the 47th Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War.  Learn more: https://www.vvmf.org/ https://armyhistory.org/category/army-history-center/war-cat-91/ https://www.usmcu.edu/Research/Marine-Corps-History-Division/Research-Tools-Facts-and-Figures/Chronologies-of-the-Marine-Corps/Vietnam-War-1962-1975/ https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/vietnam-war/vietnam-war0.html https://www.vietnamwar50th.com/assets/1/7/United_States_Airforce_in_Vietnam.pdf

Victory in Europe Day

May 8, 2022 marks the 77th Anniversary of the End of World War II in Europe, also known as Victory in Europe Day (or V-E Day).  Learn more: https://www.defense.gov/Experience/VE-Day/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/victory-in-europe

Anniversary of the End of the Civil War

May 9, 2022 marks the 157th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War.  Learn more: https://www.battlefields.org/learn/galleries/end-civil-war-detail https://armyhistory.org/category/army-history-center/war-cat-4/

Midway Night

The Battle of the Midway Commemoration Dinner for 2022 will be held on June 3rd at the Army Navy Country Club. Please check the Battle of Midway Celebration website (link below) for updates as they become available. http://bomcommemoration.org  Learn more: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/battle-midway https://www.history.navy.mil/browse-by-topic/wars-conflicts-and-operations/world-war-ii/1942/midway.html https://www.immf-midway.com/index.html

D-Day

June 6, 2022 marks the 78th Anniversary of D-Day.  "It is hard to conceive the epic scope of this decisive battle that foreshadowed the end of Hitlers dream of Nazi domination. Overlord was the largest air, land, and sea operation undertaken before or since June 6, 1944." https://www.dday.org/overview/  Learn more: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/topics/d-day https://www.army.mil/d-day/history.html https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/wars-and-events/world-war-ii/d-day.html https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/1789416/operation-overlord-d-day/ 

U.S. Army Birthday

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June 14, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Army.  Learn more: https://history.army.mil/html/faq/birth.html https://armyhistory.org/army-history-center/ https://www.thenmusa.org/

Flag Day

"In 1893, the Society of Colonial Dames succeeded in getting a resolution passed to have the flag displayed on all of the city’s public buildings. Elizabeth Duane Gillespie, a direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin and the president of the Colonial Dames of Pennsylvania, that same year tried to get the city to call June 14 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

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June 23, 2022 marks the 83rd Birthday of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. “When the Coast Guard “Reserve” was authorized by act of Congress on June 23, 1939, the Coast Guard was given a legislative mandate to use civilian volunteers to promote safety on and over the high seas and the nation’s navigable waters. […]

Anniversary of the Korean War

June 25, 2022 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the Start of the Korean War.  “After five years of simmering tensions on the Korean peninsula, the Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when the Northern Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea in a coordinated general attack at several strategic points along the 38th parallel, the […]

Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift

June 26, 2022 marks the 74th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, an allied humanitarian aid response to the Soviet Union’s land and sea blockade of West Germany at the end of WWII, and which led to the organization of NATO.  https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Inside-DOD/Blog/Article/2062719/the-berlin-airlift-what-it-was-its-importance-in-the-cold-war/ https://www.nato.int/cps/fr/natohq/declassified_156163.htm