Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Category Archives: Uncategorized

  • Military Observances and Significant Dates: 2016
    December 14th, 2015

    By TroopsDirect

    10364107_739177552794699_5448350598529879423_n

    Yesterday, our grateful nation celebrated the birthday of the National Guard.  On December 13, 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s General Court, the colony’s militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend the colony. Today, the descendants of these first regiments – the 181st Infantry, the 182nd Infantry, the 101st Field Artillery, and the 101st Engineer Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard – share the distinction of being the oldest units in the U.S. military.

    As 2016 approaches, it’s a good time to look ahead at upcoming observances and significant dates– for our men and women in uniform, their friends and families, and for an entire grateful nation.

    January

    18- Martin Luther King Jr Day

    February

    15- President’s Day

    19- Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

    March

    3- Navy Reserve Birthday

    15- American Legion’s Birthday

    April- MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

    5- Gold Star Wives Day

    14- Air Force Reserve Birthday

    23- Army Reserve Birthday

    May- NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

    1- Loyalty Day

    1- Silver Star Service Banner Day

    6- Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    8- VE Day

    21- Armed Forces Day

    30- Memorial Day

    June

    6- D-Day

    14- Flag Day

    14- Army Birthday

    23- Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday

    27- National PTSD Awareness Day

    July

    4- Independence Day

    29- Anniversary of the Army Chaplain Corps

    August

    4- Coast Guard Birthday

    7- Purple Heart Day

    29- Marine Forces Reserve Birthday

    September

    2- VJ Day

    11-Patriot Day

    16- POW/MIA Recognition Day

    18- Air Force Birthday

    25- Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day

    October

    13- Navy Birthday

    26- National Day of the Deployed

    November – USPS Deadlines for military Christmas mail & MILITARY FAMILY MONTH

    10- Marine Corps Birthday

    11- Veteran’s Day

    29- #GivingTuesday

    December

    1- Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) Birthday

    7- Pearl Harbor Day

    13- National Guard Birthday

     

    Please help us today!  SHARE this blog post to help us spread the word and DONATE so we can help our deployed soldiers.

    Call Toll Free: 877-97-TROOPS (877-978-7667)

    Like and follow us on:  Facebook   Twitter   YouTube   Instagram

    >> Read More
  • “TroopsDirect is different.”
    December 12th, 2014

    By TroopsDirect

    – los angeles times
    >> Read More
  • What Is Shipping This Week? View Your Support Report Here