Army

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.

National Airborne Day

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via  Flickr

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller via Flickr

National Airborne Day is celebrated on August 16th annually. Designated by the U.S Congress, this holiday honors the nation's airborne divisions of the Armed Forces.

"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 including the Iraq war in 2003."

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