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