National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The third Friday in September each year is set aside as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This year it will be observed on Friday, September 18. This is a day to recognize and remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and service members who are missing in action (MIA). National POW/MIA Recognition Day was first […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts and feelings, call the Veteran’s Crisis Line today: 1-800-273-8255 September is National Suicide Prevention Month.  Suicide among service members and veterans has been a highly critical issue for as long as the branches of the military have existed. You might ask, how critical is […]

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

Happy Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve

The Marine Corps Reserve was formed in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. At its inception, the Marine Corps Reserve consisted of approximately thirty-five members. Today it has expanded to roughly forty-thousand members.  The missions of the Marine Corps Reserve include: enhancing the active duty Marine forces during times of war and open hostilities, national emergencies, […]

Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14

Navajo Code Talkers Day is August 14

National Navajo Code Talkers Day is observed on August 14. This holiday is a day set aside to honor the contributions of the Native American/First Nations people who contributed to the war efforts of the United States during World War II. It also recognizes how the U.S. code has evolved in relation to Native American […]

It’s the DoD’s Birthday!

It's the DoD's Birthday!

The Department of Defense (DoD) was established on August 10, 1949. The DoD is a federal agency that is described as an Executive Branch department. It is overseen by the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), with the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the various branches operating subordinately to the SECDEF. The DoD is among the largest […]