March 2021 - September 2021
This is the time of year when many service members receive orders for permanent change of station, or PCS, moves across the country and around the world.
Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday
June 23, 2021
Founded in 1939, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed auxiliary service of the U.S. Coast Guard. Its duty is to support Coast Guard missions except roles that require “direct” law enforcement or military engagement.
PTSD Awareness Day
June 27, 2021
On this day, we recognize the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on those affected by it, including their loved ones.
Ten Year Anniversary of MSEP
June 29, 2021
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership, or MSEP, is a service of Military OneSource’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. MSEP has 500+ partners who are committed to hiring military spouses.
Parks and Recreation Month
During this month, people are encouraged to take advantage of local parks and recreation centers by getting outside, exploring local parks and enjoying outdoor activities.
Military Consumer Protection Month
This observance focuses on the need to educate service members to make smart financial decisions and to protect themselves against fraud.
July 4, 2021
The annual commemoration of the United States’ Declaration of Independence from Great Britain in 1776 and its founding as a sovereign nation.
National Hire a Veteran Day
July 25, 2021
This day reminds employers across the country to consider hiring highly trained and qualified veterans.
U.S. Coast Guard Birthday
August 4, 2021
Founded in 1790, the Coast Guard is a maritime service unique among the U.S. military branches for having a mission that includes defense operations, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue.
Purple Heart Day
August 7, 2021
This day commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit, the Purple Heart, and honors the men and women who are members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Library Card Sign-Up Month
This month reminds parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step toward academic achievement and lifelong learning.
National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is a reminder that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. The focus is on disaster planning and readiness.
Suicide Prevention Month
The goal of this month is to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideas to treatment services.
Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
September 11, 2021
National Day of Service and Remembrance, also known as Patriot Day, commemorates the memory of the people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.
Air Force Birthday
September 18, 2021
Founded 1947, the Air Force is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, global integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike and command and control.
Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day
September 26, 2021
Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day honors families that have lost a son or daughter while serving in the military. A gold star symbolizes a family member who died in the armed forces.
Domestic Violence Prevention Month
During October, communities across the nation join together to recognize the prevalence of domestic violence, honor those who have been affected by violence, and learn ways to prevent it.
National Bullying Prevention Month
During this month, communities nationwide are called upon to educate the public and raise awareness of bullying prevention.
October 13, 2021
Established in 1775, the Navy is the naval warfare branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It consisted of 319,000 active-duty personnel, 282 deployable combat vessels and more than 3,700 operational aircraft in 2018.
National Day of the Deployed
October 26, 2021
This day honors all service members who have been deployed in service of our country.
October 27, 2021
This annual event salutes all of the women and men who have served, both past and present, in the U.S. Navy.
Adoption Month raises awareness of the value of adoption for building strong and loving families. November 18 is National Adoption Day.
National Veterans and Military Families Month
During this month, Americans honor the contributions of veterans, military families and those who gave their lives in service to our country.
National Family Caregivers Month
During this month, we acknowledge the millions of family caregivers who are caring for loved ones with chronic health conditions.
Family Literacy Month
This month encourages families to build literacy skills by reading with their children.
Marine Corps Birthday
November 10, 2021
Founded in 1775, the Marine Corps is the armed forces’ combined-arms task force on land, at sea and in the air.
November 11, 2021
On this day, Americans honor everyone who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Pearl Harbor Day
December 7, 2021
This day commemorates the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States’ entry into World War II.
National Guard Birthday
December 13, 2021
Founded in 1636, the National Guard is a reserve military force composed of National Guard units of each state and the territories of Guam, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Most Guardsmen hold civilian jobs while serving part time. National Guard units are under the dual control of the state and the federal government.
Space Force Birthday
December 20, 2021
The Space Force is a new branch of the Armed Forces. It was established on Dec. 20, 2019. The Space Force was established within the Department of the Air Force, meaning the Secretary of the Air Force has overall responsibility, under the guidance and direction of the Secretary of Defense.