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 […]

Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is August 7th

Purple Heart Day is observed each year on August 7. This is a day set aside for Americans to take a moment to remember the men and women who have been either wounded in battle or paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.  The Purple Heart is awarded to those members of the military that […]

It’s the Coast Guard’s Birthday

It's the Coast Guard's Birthday

The US Coast Guard was founded on August 4, 1790, when, at the recommendation of Alexander Hamilton, the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, protect the collection of federal revenue, and prevent smuggling. The responsibilities of the Coast Guard have expanded greatly over the years since its […]

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

Antiterrorism Awareness Month

August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month. This is a month set aside to raise awareness to the threat of terrorism, and also to encourage vigilance and the reporting of any potential threats. “If you see something, say something” has been a common theme and saying among the agencies and their websites for many years now, and […]