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NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were drafted. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were called to duty. During the first world war, the United States took notice of the European use of canines as sentries, message carriers and several other functions. Dogs for Defense was a program initiated by a private citizen by the name of Mrs. Alene Erlanger. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group... read more

Seabees Commence 75th Anniversary Celebrations From 30th Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Seabees from around Naval Base Ventura County gathered at the Seabee Museum, Jan. 18, to kick off a series of celebrations throughout 2017 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Naval Construction Force, March 5, 1942. The event also marked the start of celebrations recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, as well as the 175th Anniversary of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) this year. In a... read more

Happy 76th Anniversary to our U.S. Coast Guard Reservists! MISSION The United States Coast Guard Reserve is the reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. It is organized, trained, administered, and supplied under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard through the Director of Reserve and Military Personnel. The mission of the Coast Guard Reserve is stated in the Reserve Policy Statement issued in 2004: The U. S. Coast Guard must be prepared to respond to a wide range of contingencies at home and abroad in accordance with the authorities and responsibilities vested in the ... read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USO~ 76 YEARS OF MILITARY SUPPORT! Today, February 4th, 2017 The United Service Organization Celebrates 76 Years Of Military Support. We are so grateful for THE USOand volunteers for all the ways in which they support and uplift the spirits of the Military Community both at home and overseas. Thank you for all you do USO~ 76 Years of Military Support and still going strong. THE USO Mission The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For over 75 years, the USO has bee... read more

National Freedom Day, February 1, 2017 Today we reflect onour American freedoms and honor all those who protect and defend them. Today is designated as # NationalFreedomDay ! The first day of February is also the kick off of # blackhistorymonth . HISTORY: National Freedom Day is a United States observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution . President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later. M... read more