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Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm

January 17, 2021 marks the 30th 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/

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-haulmanhttps://www.militarytimes.com/military-honor/black-military-history/

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

2021 marks the 80th 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, […]

U.S. Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

@USCGReserve

February 19, 2021 marks the 80th 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 […]

76th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima

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February 19, 2021 marks the 76th 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 […]

VFW Auxiliary Mid-Year Conference

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"Join National President Sandi Onstwedder for the 2021 Mid-Year Conference February 19-25, 2021 in sunny Clearwater, Florida." https://vfwauxiliary.org/mid-year-conference/

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/

International Defense Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2021

"The International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) is the most strategically important tri-service defense exhibition in the world. With over 108,000 attendees from 142 countries and 1,250 exhibiting companies participating in 2019, IDEX continues to attract international defense industry decision-makers and key military personnel. IDEX and NAVDEX demonstrate the latest technology across land, sea and […]

Air Force Association’s 2021 Virtual Aerospace Warfare Symposium

“After carefully considering the current and projected state of the COVID-19 pandemic, guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and feedback from prospective speakers, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, Airmen, and Guardians, we determined that trying to hold an in-person event on this scale at our usual venue in Orlando, Fla., is not viable. Like […]

Anniversary of the End of the Gulf War

February 28, 2021 marks the 30th 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/

U.S. Navy Reserve Birthday

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March 3, 2021 marks the 106th 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, 2021 marks the 79th 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, 2021 marks the 101st 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 […]

AUSA Global Force Next

AUSA Global Force Next is a three-day virtual event focusing on Army modernization efforts and the Army Futures Command’s eight Cross Functional Teams (CFTs): Long Range Precision Fires, Next Generation Combat Vehicles, Future Vertical Lift, Air & Missile Defense, Army Network, Assured Position, Navigation and Timing, Soldier Lethality and Synthetic Training Environment.Learn more:https://www.ausa.org/events/global-force-next

Anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom

March 20, 2021 marks the 17th 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-warLearn 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/textLearn 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:https://mohmuseum.org/momentofhonor/

Vietnam Veterans Day

@VVAmerica

2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War. 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 welcome upon returning home […]