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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/ […]

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

Military Appreciation Month

"Officially designated by Congress in 1999, Military Appreciation Month takes place every year throughout the entire month of May. Every year, the president issues an annual proclamation reminding Americans to […]

Month of the Military Caregiver

@DoleFoundation

The Month of the Military Caregiver is observed each May to honor more than five million military caregivers in the U.S. Learn more: https://www.elizabethdolefoundation.org/ 

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

"The observance of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is an occasion to remember the patriotism of AAPIs who have served, or are currently serving, in the Department of […]

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

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Memorial Day

“Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.” https://www.usmemorialday.org/history-of-memorial-day  Learn more: https://militarybenefits.info/memorial-day/ 

PTSD Awareness Month

“June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSD, reduce the stigma associated with PTSD, and help ensure that those suffering […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Women Veterans Day

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 […]

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 […]

U.S. Army Birthday

@USArmy

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/

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

@USCGAux

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National PTSD Awareness Day

"Many people across the globe suffer silently with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). In an effort to educate the public and help those affected, June 27 has been named PTSD Awareness […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

Independence Day

"Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 by the Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies were no longer part of the […]

National Veterans Wheelchair Games

“The National Veterans Wheelchair Games is the world’s largest annual wheelchair sports event solely for military veterans. The event demonstrates the unstoppable character of veterans and seeks to foster wider […]

VFW National Convention

The 123rd VFW National Convention will be held in Kansas City from July 16th-21st.  “Every year, thousands of VFW and Auxiliary delegates gather to represent the organization’s total membership of […]

National Veterans Golden Age Games

@DeptVetAffairs

“The National Veterans Golden Age Games is the premier senior adaptive rehabilitation program in the United States, and the only national multi-event sports and recreational seniors’ competition program designed to […]

National Hire a Veteran Day

Follow the links below for resources about hiring veterans and how National Hire a Veteran Day came about: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/50758/july-25-national-hire-veteran-day/ https://www.dol.gov/agencies/vets/hire https://blog.dol.gov/2020/07/24/dol-salutes-national-hire-a-veteran-day

National Buffalo Soldiers Day

"Buffalo Soldiers Day on July 28 commemorates the formation of the first regular Army regiments comprised of African American soldiers on September 21, 1866, seventeen months after the end of […]

U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

July 29, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Army Chaplain Corps.  “The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps is one of the oldest and smallest branches of the Army. […]

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

For resources to learn more, follow the links below: https://www.dla.mil/AboutDLA/News/NewsArticleView/Article/1257388/antiterrorism-awareness/ https://www.army.mil/article/237618/august_is_antiterrorism_awareness_month

Purple Heart Month

"This month is dedicated to paying our respects to all the brave men and women wounded or killed in combat. The official Purple Heart Day is observed on the 7th […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

Anniversary of the Gulf War

August 2, 2022 marks the 32nd Anniversary of the start of the Gulf War.  “When Saddam Hussein invaded his small, oil-rich neighbor in the summer of 1990, the Department faced […]

U.S. Coast Guard Birthday

August 4, 2022 marks the 232nd Birthday of the United States Coast Guard.  “The Coast Guard is one of the oldest organizations of the federal government. Established in 1790, the […]

Purple Heart Day

"Purple Heart Day is a day of observance to commemorate the creation of the Purple Heart in 1782." https://www.thepurpleheart.com/history/ Learn more: https://www.uso.org/stories/2276-8-purple-heart-facts

Vietnam Veterans of America’s National Convention

Vietnam Veterans of America’s 2022 National Convention will be held in Greenville, North Carolina.  “VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, […]

National Navajo Code Talkers Day

“August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, a day to commemorate the contributions of Native American code talkers who served in the U.S. military during World Wars I and […]

National Spirit of ’45 Day

Spirit of ’45 Day, passed unanimously by the U.S. Congress in 2010, honors America’s “Greatest Generation” and is observed on the second weekend in August, coinciding with the anniversary of […]

National Airborne Day

To learn about National Airborne Day, follow the link below: https://www.army.mil/article/238179/national_airborne_day_holds_special_resonance_at_fort_benning_birthplace_of_the_airborne https://www.hfotusa.org/the-history-behind-national-airborne-day/

AMVETS National Convention

The 77th AMVETS National Convention is set to be held in New Orleans in 2022.  Please visit the link below as more information becomes available. https://amvets.org/amvets-national-convention/ 

The American Legion’s 103rd National Convention

The American Legion’s 103rd National Convention will take place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, August 26 – September 1, 2022.  Learn more: https://www.legion.org/convention/resources  

PVA 11th Annual Healthcare Summit + Expo

“For more than a decade, Paralyzed Veterans of America has expanded its commitment to spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), MS, and ALS patient care through its annual Summit. Summit is an […]

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Birthday

August 29, 2022 marks the 107th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps Reserve.  Learn more: https://www.marineheritage.org/ https://www.marforres.marines.mil/ https://americangimuseum.org/marine-corps-reserves-birthday/ 

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this stigmatized topic. It is important to address these issues […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

Anniversary of the End of WWII

September 2, 2022 marks the 77th Anniversary of the End of World War II, also referred to as Victory Over Japan Day, or V-J Day.  “On September 2, 1945, formal […]

21st Anniversary of 9/11

This year marks the 21st Anniversary of the Terrorist Attack on the U.S.  “September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans […]

Hispanic Heritage Month

“Hispanic and Latino Americans have distinguished themselves in the U.S. military for as long as our country has existed.” https://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2017/10/national-hispanic-heritage-month-celebrating-veterans/  Learn more: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/79921/secretary-wilkie-honoring-hispanic-american-veterans/ https://www.army.mil/hispanics/history.html https://www.uso.org/stories/2469-hispanic-american-military-heroes 

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

“National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday […]

Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day

Originally observed as Gold Star Mother’s Day and declared by Congress in 1936 to be held on the last Sunday in September, President Obama amended the declaration in 2011 to […]

NGAUS 144th General Conference and Exhibition

“More than 2,000 Army and Air National Guard officers from all 50 states, three territories and the District of Columbia gather to connect, party and get down to business setting […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom

October 7, 2022 marks the 21st Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom.  Learn more: http://www.ndswm.org/ https://www.cfr.org/timeline/us-war-afghanistan https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-led-attack-on-afghanistan-begins 

U.S. Navy Birthday

October 13, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Navy.  “A 13 October 1775 resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with […]

National Military Family Appreciation Month

“November is Military Family Appreciation Month—a time when America honors and recognizes those unique sacrifices and challenges family members make in support of their loved ones in uniform. No matter […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

National Veterans Small Business Week

"Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). […]

U.S. Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2022 marks the 247th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps.  “On 10 November 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to raise two battalions of Marines. Congress commissioned […]

National Museum of the Marine Corps Birthday

November 10, 2022 marks the 16th Birthday of the National Museum of the Marine Corps. "The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, […]

Anniversary of the End of WWI

November 11, 2022 marks the 104th Anniversary of the End of World War I, Armistice Day.  “World War I – known at the time as ‘The Great War’ – officially […]

Veterans Day

"Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, […]

National Museum of the U.S. Army Birthday

November 11, 2022 marks the Second Anniversary of the Opening of the National Museum of the United States Army.  “The National Museum of the United States Army celebrates over 245 […]

Army War College Birthday

November 27, 2022 marks the 121st Anniversary of the Establishment of the Army War College.  “The US Army War College educates and develops leaders for service at the strategic level […]

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Daily Taps at the WWI Memorial

@DoughboyFound

“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 […]

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

"Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were […]

U.S. National Guard Birthday

December 13, 2022 marks the 386th Birthday of what is now the United States National Guard.  “On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized […]

Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War

December 15, 2022 marks the 11th Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War.  Learn more: https://www.gwotmemorialfoundation.org/ https://www.cfr.org/timeline/iraq-war https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-declares-end-to-iraq-war 

National Wreaths Across America Day

"Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at […]

U.S. Space Force Birthday

December 20, 2022 marks the third birthday of the United States Space Force.  “On December 20, 2019, the United States Space Force (USSF) became the sixth branch of the Armed […]