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 […]

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day

Tomorrow is Armed Forces Day

“It is our most earnest hope that those who are in positions of peril, that those who have made exceptional sacrifices, yes, and those who are afflicted with plain drudgery and boredom, may somehow know that we hold them in exceptional esteem. Perhaps if we are a little more conscious of our debt of honored […]

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Over the past 25 years, more than 15,000 children have lost their parents in military conflict. Children of Fallen Patriots Day was established to honor those children and also to raise awareness of the sacrifices they’ve made and the struggles they endure in the wake of the loss of their parent(s). The date, May 13th, […]