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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

Student Veterans of America National Conference

@studentvets

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is the premier organization leading service, research, programs, and advocacy for veterans in higher education. Its mission is to act as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support and advocacy to, through, and beyond higher education. Learn more: https://studentveterans.org/programs-events/national-conference/

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/

VFW Auxiliary Mid-Year Conference

@VFWHQ

"Join National President Jean Hamil for a Mid-Year Conference and Celebrating America’s Freedom Event that will be out of this world. Meetings and events are scheduled January 29 – February 3 in Melbourne, Florida, with CAFE in Cape Canaveral at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on February 1."  https://vfwauxiliary.org/mid-year-conference/

African American History Month

Explore the rich contributions and accomplishments of African Americans throughout U.S. Military history with these resources: https://armyhistory.org/category/african-american-history/ https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/tuskegee-airmen-interview-daniel-haulman https://www.militarytimes.com/military-honor/black-military-history/

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

Four Chaplains Day

@AmericanLegion

"In the early morning hours of 3 February 1943, First Sergeant Michael Warish nearly gave up hope as he floated helplessly in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic. Just minutes earlier, he and the almost 900 others aboard the USAT Dorchester were near safe waters when a German torpedo slammed into the engine room. […]

USO Birthday

@the_USO

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 […]

National Salute to Veteran Patients

“The week of February 14 each year is your opportunity to say thank you to a special group of men and women, the more than 9 million Veterans of the U.S. armed services who are cared for in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers, outpatient clinics, domiciliaries, and nursing homes. During the National Salute, VA […]

77th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

@USMC

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 […]

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

@USCGReserve

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 […]

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 […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

@biaamerica

“The Department of Defense and the Military Health System recognizes March each year as Brain Injury Awareness Month to increase awareness of traumatic brain injuries, and the Department’s efforts to improve its ability to identify, care for, and treat service members and veterans who are affected by TBI.” https://health.mil/News/Articles/2020/03/02/Brain-Injury-Awareness-Month-raises-awareness-of-TBI-in-the-military Learn more: https://dod.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0316_tbi https://www.brainline.org/military-veterans

Women’s History Month

“Women have served in the military since the founding of the Republic. From the story of Molly Pitcher, who served with the Continental Army during the Revolution, to the women serving today, America’s military women have long demonstrated courage, patriotism and leadership. ” https://womensmemorial.org/index.php/about/

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

Air Force Association’s 2022 Warfare Symposium

"AFA’s Warfare Symposium is a premier event for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force and the aerospace and defense industry that supports them. A leading professional development event, it attracts DOD officers, enlisted members, civilians, and veterans. The symposium harnesses the innovative spirit of the Air Force and Space Force with a combination […]

U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

@navy_reserve

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

@SeabeeMuseum

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/

K9 Veterans Day

"Service members have relied on canine comrades since the beginning of organized warfare, but it wasn’t until March 13, 1942, when the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or “K-9 Corps” that they became a critical part of the armed forces." https://americanhumane.org/press-release/national-k9-veterans-day-on-march-13-honors-americas-military-dogs/

American Legion Birthday

@AmericanLegion

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

National Rosie the Riveter Day

"'National Rosie the Riveter Day' is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the 16 million women working during World War II." https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/237/text Learn more: https://rosietheriveter.net/make-march-21st-national-rosie-the-riveter-day/

National Medal of Honor Day

"The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as National Medal of Honor Day, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. The date of March 25th was chosen to highlight this special day because it was on March 25, 1863, that the first Medals of Honor were presented." https://homeofheroes.com/national-medal-of-honor-day/ Learn more: […]

2022 AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition

"The 2022 AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition (GFS&E) is a three-day event, hosted by Army Materiel Command alongside the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology) and other Army Commands, that highlights how the Total Army will modernize and transform into a multi-domain capable force." https://meetings.ausa.org/globalforce/About_meeting.cfm 

Vietnam Veterans Day

@VVAmerica

More than 50 years have passed since the Vietnam War. On Vietnam Veterans Day, we remember 9 million American servicemembers who answered the call to duty.  “Vietnam Veterans Day commemorates the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and their families and is part of a national effort to recognize the men and women who were denied a proper […]

Military Saves Month

@MilitarySaves

The month of April is Military Saves Month. Please visit https://militarysaves.org/ for more information on Military Saves Month 2022. 

Month of the Military Child

“April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

Gold Star Spouses Day

“Gold star families – spouses, children, parents, siblings or others whose loved one died in service to our nation – are a vital part of our country’s military community and history.” https://www.militaryonesource.mil/family-relationships/gold-star-surviving-family/support-after-loss/honoring-gold-star-families/ Learn more: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Features/story/Article/2246026/understanding-the-significance-of-the-gold-star/

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 […]

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

“On April 9th, National Former POW Recognition Day, we remember the American men and women held captive during war.” http://www.nww2m.com/2016/04/national-former-pow-recognition-day/ 

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

@USAFReserve

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 […]

Purple Up! Day

Throughout the Month of the Military Child, DoDEA encourages schools and communities to plan special events to honor military children. Wearing purple is a visible way for everyone to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Learn more: https://www.aetc.af.mil/News/Article/2150236/month-of-the-military-child-2020-purple-up-day/ https://download.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/FactSheet-MonthOfTheMilitaryChild.pdf

U.S. Army Reserve Birthday

@USArmyReserve

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

National Military Brats Day

"Military Brats, Inc. founded Military Brats Day in 2016 to recognize present and former children of military personnel, and their dedication and sacrifice in the service of this country." http://militarybratsinc.org/national-military-brats-day-initiative/ Learn more: https://www.vehiclesforveterans.org/blog/what-is-military-brats-day-2017/

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

Silver Star Service Banner Day

Follow the link below for information on Silver Star Service Banner Day and the Silver Star Medal, recipients of which are celebrated on May 1st each year: http://www.silverstarfamilies.org/

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

“Taps,” our national song of remembrance by Congress’ declaration, is played at 5 p.m. each evening at the WWI Memorial in Washington, DC.  Visitors to the memorial will hear and see the emotional tribute to all who served and are serving in the armed services played by a military bugler in WWI period military dress. […]

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

"Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a day we honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses. The support and commitment they provide helps keep our country safe. Military spouses serve as the backbone of the families who support our troops during deployments, missions, and reintegration and reset. These spouses are the silent heroes who […]

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/

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

@fallenpatriots

"To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day. This date shows appreciation for the young people whose lives were forever changed in support of their parents’ service to our country. Too often, this tremendous sacrifice […]

Armed Forces Day

@ArmedForcesDay

“Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Thanks to President Harry S. Truman, it’s a day to pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces. President Truman led the effort to establish a holiday in order for citizens to unite and to honor our military heroes for their patriotic […]