On March 19, 1941, the U.S. War Department established the 99th Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC) that would become the first unit consisting of African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen. In a time when segregation was the law of the land, the Tuskegee Airmen pushed back on the prevalent racism within and outside the ranks of the U.S. military. … Continue reading On This Day in 1941, the Tuskegee Airmen were Established
PICTURE IT, U.S. Army, 1942… On this day in 1942, the Quartermaster Corps (QMC) of the U.S. Army began training dogs for the newly formed War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps. Militaries around the world have employed dogs since ancient times. Originally, dogs were employed in offensive operations, being sent into enemy territory to break up formations and tearing down as many enemies as possible. … Continue reading On This Day in 1942, the K-9 Corps was Formed; It is K-9 Veterans Day
Two years ago today, a Maryland federal judge issued a six-page decision lifting an order against the previous administration’s ban on transgender military service. This was the 3rd order lifted since January 2019 when the Supreme Court lifted two other orders issued by judges in the Ninth Circuit. One other order remained in place effectively keeping openly transgender service in place for the time being. … Continue reading On This Day in 2019, Federal Judge Lifts Order Against Trans Military Ban
When Japanese forces carried out the infamous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. Navy was alerted of the need for a militarized construction force as the attack marked the United States’ entry into World War II. On December 28, 1941, three weeks after Pearl Harbor, Rear Admiral Ben Moreell requested the authority to create Naval Construction Battalions which would be … Continue reading On This Day in 1942, the Navy Seabees were Formed
Later this month, LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week will take place but the month of March is dedicated to raising awareness of the bisexual+ community’s health and well being with Bisexual Health Awareness Month. Launched in 2014 by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual+ community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, … Continue reading Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Theme: #Equity
In 1981, the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” For the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designation a week in March. After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project in 1987, Congress passed Public Law 100-9 which designated the whole month of March … Continue reading It is Women’s History Month!
March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day. First celebrated by the United Nations on March 1, 2014, the UN’s HIV/AIDS program UNAIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013. The aim of Zero Discrimination Day is to promote equality before the law and in practice throughout all the member countries of the UN. UNAIDS has this to say about Zero Discrimination … Continue reading Today is #ZeroDiscriminationDay: Take Action to #EndInequalities
Do you ever wonder how organizations, businesses, and individuals know when a certain observance or awareness month, week, or day is? If so, below is a tailored list of observances for the month of March 2021 specifically for military, Veterans, and LGBTQ+ folx. We may issue graphics for some of the events listed below. For those that are not illustrated, there are links below to … Continue reading March 2021 Observances