Army

National Airborne Day

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via  Flickr

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via Flickr

National Airborne Day, observed on August 16th each year, celebrates the accomplishments of Army parachute tradition. The Army’s Airborne Rangers and the Army Golden Knights parachute team are among the best-known American paratrooper organizations, and the accomplishments of Army paratroopers are noted across more than seven decades of service include the Iraq war in 2003.

Army Celebrates it's 244th Birthday!

Photo by Cpl. Alisha Grezlik, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment via  Flickr

Photo by Cpl. Alisha Grezlik, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment via Flickr

Join the celebration of the U.S. Army Birthday on June 14 as we remember its creation in 1775. The army originally consisted of volunteer soldiers with roots to the Continental Army — and was formed to fight the Revolutionary War. Today, as the largest branch of the U.S. military, the proud men and women of the U.S. Army continue to provide peace and security for all of us.

National K9 Veterans Day 2019

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via  Flickr

U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher via Flickr

National K9 Veterans Day, March 13, is a day set aside to honor commemorate the service and sacrifices of American military and working dogs throughout history.

It was on March 13, 1942, that the Army began training for its new War Dog Program, also known as the "K-9 Corps," according to American Humane, marking the first time that dogs were officially a part of the U.S. Armed Forces.