MilTax Software Availability
Military life can make for tricky taxes. To help, the Defense Department offers free MilTax software through Military OneSource. It’s built to account for deployments, combat and training pay, housing and rentals, multistate filings, living OCONUS and more.
National Nutrition Month
During this month, Americans are encouraged to improve their health by making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
At this time of year — across the country and around the world — many service members receive orders for a permanent change of station, or PCS.
Month of the Military Child
The Month of the Military Child recognizes the unique challenges children in military families face —such as long separations and frequent moves — and honors their service to the military community.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The goal of Sexual Assault Awareness Month is to raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities on how to prevent it.
Financial Capability Month
During this month, service members are encouraged to improve their financial literacy, allowing them to make smart financial choices, protect their hard-earned income and set goals to build prosperity. Military Saves Week, an annual opportunity for military installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior, is observed during Financial Capability Month.
Purple Up Day
April 4, 2023
“Purple Up! For Military Kids” is a day for DoDEA communities to wear purple to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices.
Gold Star Spouses Day
April 5, 2023
Gold Star Spouses Day honors military spouses who have lost a partner in the service of our country.
Air Force Reserve Birthday
April 14, 2023
Founded in 1948, the Air Force Reserve supports the Air Force mission to defend the United States through the control and exploitation of air and space.
National Parks Week
April 15-23, 2023
During this week, people are encouraged to discover America’s natural treasures, our national parks.
April 22, 2023
On April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.
National Library Week
April 23-29, 2023
This week recognizes the contribution libraries make to our society and encourages people to visit their local libraries.
Army Reserve Birthday
April 23, 2023
Established in 1908, the Army Reserve includes civilian soldiers who continue to maintain their operational skills and can be called up for active duty. They account for 20% of the Army’s organized units.