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 […]

Army Chaplain Corps Anniversary

Each year, the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps celebrates its anniversary on July 29. The Army Chaplain Corps is among the smallest units in the Army, with approximately 1,300 active duty Chaplains and 1,200 reserve Chaplains serving today.  The Army Chaplain Corps was authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 and provided one chaplain for each […]

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Each year on July 27 both the United States and South Korea observe National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. This is a day set aside to commemorate and recognize the day that the peace treaty was signed which triggered a cease-fire. It is also a time to remember the approximately 50 thousand American troops who […]