August Events


August is

National Antiterrorism Awareness

August 4 
Coast Guard-232nd Birthday

August 7 National Purple Heart Day honors the men and women who have been wounded or killed in military service.

August 9 Health Care for the Homeless Day

August 10 - U.S. Department of Defense Birthday 

August 10 Agent Orange Awareness Day

August 13 - VMF Caucus Meeting 7:00 am EDT, WebEx Login    

August 14 - Navajo Code Talkers Day 80th Anniversary -  400 Navajo Code Talkers who served with the Marines in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945 developed a code using their native language that the Japanese never broke. There are four Navajo survivors: Thomas H. Begay, John Kinsel Jr., Samuel Sandoval, and Peter MacDonald Sr.

August 14 - V-J Day   President Harry S. Truman announced on August 14, 1945, that Japan had surrendered


August 16 National Airborne Day honors the Army parachute tradition.       

August 19-28 Department of Defense Warrior Games

August 29 - Marine Corps Reserve Birthday