Important Military Dates

January

  • 1/16 Desert Storm (Persian Gulf) Began (1991)
  • 1/27 Vietnam War Cease Fire (1973)
  • 1/31 Panama Campaign Ended (1990)

February

  • 2/1 National Freedom Day
  • 2/2 Army Nurse Corp Established (1901)/Groundhog Day
  • 2/3 USO Incorporated
  • 2/13 Marine Corps Women’s Reserve Established (1943)
  • 2/23 Iwo Jima Flag Raising (1945)
  • 2/27 Persian Gulf Cease-Fire Day

March

  • 3/3 Star Spangled Banner Day
  • 3/19 Iraqi Freedom Began (Iraq War)(2003)
  • 3/24 Kosovo Campaign Began (1999)
  • 3/25 National Medal of Honor Day
  • 3/29 Vietnam Veteran’s Day/Palm Sunday
  • 3/31 Somalia Campaign Ended (1995)

April

  • 4/6 Army Day/US Entered WWI (1917)
  • 4/9 National Former POW Recognition Day
  • 4/11 Desert Storm Cease-fire (Persian Gulf War)(1991)
  • 4/12 Civil War Began (1861)
  • 4/25 Spanish-American War Began (1898)

May

  • 5/2 Women’s Overseas Service League Established (1921)
  • 5/7 Unconditional Surrender of all German Forces Signed (1945)/National Day of Prayer
  • 5/8 V-E Day (1945)/Military Spouses Day
  • 5/13 Navy Nurse Corps Established (1908)
  • 5/15 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Established (1942)/Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • 5/16 Armed Forces Day
  • 5/21 American Red Cross Founded (1881)
  • 5/22 National Maritime Day
  • 5/25 Memorial Day

June

  • 6/6 D-Day Invasion (1944)
  • 6/12 Women’s Armed Services Integration Act (1948)
  • 6/14 Flag Day US Army Established (1775)
  • 6/22 Pledge of Allegiance Recognized by Congress (1942)/GI Billed Signed Into Law (1944)
  • 6/25 Korean War Began (1950)
  • 6/30 Post 9/11 GI Bill Signed Into Law (2008)

July

  • 7/1 Women’s Army Corp & Cadet Nurses Corp Established (1943)/Air Force Nurses Corps Established (1949)
  • 7/2 US Army Air Corps Established (1926)
  • 7/4 Independence  Day
  • 7/27 Korean War Armistice Signed (1953)
  • 7/28 WWI Began (1914)
  • 7/30 Navy Women’s Reserves (WAVES) Established (1942)

August

  • 8/4 US Coast Guard Established (1790)
  • 8/5 Women Air force Service Pilots Established (1943)
  • 8/7 Purple Heard Medal Established (1782)/Vietnam War Began (1964)
  • 8/10 Spirit of ’45 Day
  • 8/14 End of War with Japan announced (1945)/National Navajo Code Talkers Day
  • 8/16 National Airborne Day
  • 8/19 National Aviation Day
  • 8/26 Women’s Equality Day, Women Win the Vote (1920)
  • 8/31 Iraqi Freedom Ended (2010)

September

  • 9/1 New Dawn Began (2010)
  • 9/2 Japan Formally Surrendered (1945)
  • 9/3 American Revolution Ended (1783)
  • 9/10 Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron Founded (1942)/US Naval Sea Cadet Corps Incorporated (1962)
  • 9/11 Patriot’s Day/National Day of Service and Remembrance
  • 9/13 Grandparent’s Day/Rosh Hashanah
  • 9/14 Ladies Auxiliary VFW Organized (1914)
  • 9/15 POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • 9/17 Citizenship Day
  • 9/17 U.S.Constitution Approved (1787)
  • 9/18 US Air Force Established (1947)
  • 9/24 Gold Star Mother’s Day
  • 9/29 VFW Day/VFW Established (1899)

October

  • 10/6 Enduring Freedom Began (Afghanistan War) (2001)
  • 10/7 Afghanistan War Began (2001)
  • 10/13 US Navy Established (1775)
  • 10/20 Women’s  Army Corps Disestablished (1978)
  • 10/23 Grenada Campaign Began (1983)
  • 10/24 United Nations Day
  • 10/27 Navy Day

November

  • 11/10 US Marine Corps Established
  • 11/11 Veteran’s Day/WWI Armistice Signed (1918)
  • 11/23 USCG Women Reserve (SPAR’s) Established (1942)
  • 11/21 Grenada Campaign Ended (1983)

December

  • 12/1 Civil Air Patrol Established (1941)
  • 12/5 Somalia Campaign Began (1992)
  • 12/7 Peal Harbor Attacked (1941)
  • 12/8 War Declared on Japan (1941)
  • 12/11 Germany and Italy Declared War on US (1941)
  • 12/15 Official End of War in Iraq (2011)/Bill of Rights Day
  • 12/16 Battle of the Bulge
  • 12/20 Panama Campaign began (1989)
  • 12/31 Official End of WWII (1946)/Kosovo Campaign Ended (2013)

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