Holidays and Observances

Four Chaplains Day

Four Chaplains Day

Updated: January 3, 2024

Military service often entails sacrifice. Service members must sacrifice time with loved ones in order to carry out orders. Families must sacrifice stability in residence in order for service members to be stationed where they are needed. Troops must sacrifice creature comforts and familiar surroundings in order to forward deploy. And, at times, men and […]

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Federal & Training Holidays

Updated: January 3, 2024

Servicemembers and their families look forward to yearly federal and training holidays. These often give them time for much need rest and relaxation. Here are FY 2024 Federal and Training Holidays, Family Days, and military 4-day weekend calendars. Fiscal Year 2024 Federal Holidays Army Training Holiday Observances These days vary by unit. There may be […]

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Christmas

Christmas 2024

Updated: January 3, 2024

The Holiday season can be particularly difficult for military personnel and their families who are separated by deployment or simply struggling financially.  The stress and hardship of deployment can create an incredibly lonesome holiday setting for both personnel abroad and their families holding the fort at home. In addition, many families who are blessed and […]

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National Guard Birthday

National Guard Birthday

Updated: January 9, 2024

The National Guard includes the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard. These two components have a mission to equip, train, and deploy when needed in emergencies for contingencies around the world. The National Guard Birthday will be observed on Friday, Dec. 13, 2024. The Air National Guard will be observed on Wednesday, Sept. […]

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NVSBW National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veterans Small Business Week

Updated: November 20, 2023

The annual National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) is a time to honor and celebrate the contributions veterans have made to American small business. The SBA declares Nov. 1st through Nov. 5th as National Veterans Small Business Week, a time to focus on veterans, the issues they face, and options for sustaining a small business. […]

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#Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Ideas to Support the Military & Veterans

Updated: January 3, 2024

Support the military community this #GivingTuesday through your donations or by volunteering your time.  Here are military and veteran charitable organizations to support this Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2024. Pay Away The Lay Away Military Benefits is proud to have partnered with Pay Away The Layaway to support military […]

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Warrior Care Month

Warrior Care Month

Updated: November 20, 2023

The Department of Veterans Affairs is usually the first agency one thinks about when the topic of wounded warrior care is discussed. Yet, the Defense Department also plays an important role in the funding, awareness, and treatment provided for wounded warriors whether currently serving or those who have retired/separated from military service. Warrior Care Month […]

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Election Day

Election Day

Updated: November 17, 2023

Election Day is a very important occasion for Americans. Naturally there are a variety of election days in municipalities all over the nation, but this article focuses on the federal election day when the entire country has the opportunity to select the next group of elected federal officials. Election Day can and does include the […]

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Veterans Day 2024

Updated: June 13, 2024

Veterans Day 2024 is on Monday, Nov. 11, 2024. As a federal holiday, Veterans Day is typically observed on Nov. 11 every year. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the federal government designates the following Monday as the Federal holiday. If Nov. 11 falls on a Saturday, then the government may designate either […]

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2024 Halloween Freebies for Military

Updated: January 8, 2024

Halloween free meals, discounts, deals and special promotions for kids and adults.  Save money with all the best free Halloween goodies to help your family celebrate. Costume Military Discounts HalloweenCostumes.comHalloweenCostumes.com offers a military discount to all personnel with a valid military email address. Save $10 off $50 on costumes, accessories, and everything else. Wholesale Halloween […]

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