I'm proud of how our entire Army team performed during this exercise. This training helps prepare us to rapidly respond to any provocation or crisis, and be ready to fight and win.
- Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commanding general, Eighth Army
Annual UFG exercise concludes in South Korea
We oftentimes focus on the coastal residents, but this will not just be a coastal storm. We can see impacts well inland, both from winds that could cause widespread power outages as trees come down, especially due to the saturated soil, and also flooding.
- Craig Frugate, FEMA Administrator
Military bases prepare for Hurricane Irene
2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
150 Years: The Battle of Gettysburg: The American Civil War
Anti Terrorism Awareness Month
Aug. 22-24: Land/War/Net Conference
Aug. 26: Women's Equality Day (Related website: Women in the U.S. Army)
Suicide Prevention Month
National Preparedness Month
Sept 15- Oct 15: National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept 16: POW/MIA Recognition Day
Sept. 25: U.S. Army Gold Star Mothers website
Women's Equality Day: U.S. Army honors service of women for military and civilian service
What is it?
Forty years ago, the U.S. Congress designated the Aug. 26 Women's Equality Day to commemorate giving women the right to vote. As we acknowledge women's struggles and celebrate their contributions to secure the right to vote, we also take time to pay tribute to women for their contributions to the U.S. Army.
Historically, women have gone from assisting their husbands in battle or dressing as men in battle to being members of the Army Nurse Corps (1901), Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1942) and Women's Army Corps (1943). Civilian women such as Dr. Mary Walker (the only woman to earn a Medal of Honor) assisted the Army in any capacity they could.
Why is it important to the Army?
Women play a vital role in the Army of today, holding positions in over 93.2 percent of military occupations. They are Soldiers who contribute to our Army's rich history. They are valuable civilian employees, administrators, analysts, managers, scientists, and technicians. They are doctors, pilots, mechanics, military police officers, and engineers. We honor women for their military and civil service, for their strength, honor and pride. We also honor women for their sacrifice while fighting for our freedom and their right to be an equal part of our Nation and Army.
What is the Army doing?
We know there is strength in diversity. In celebrating Women's Equality Day, we not only emphasize women's significant contributions, but also the value the Army places on diversity. We are Army Strong because we embrace the strengths of diverse people in an inclusive environment. As a tribute to all women, units, agencies and Army activities will be executing appropriate commemorative activities throughout the Army to celebrate Women's Equality Day.
Army Heritage and History website
Army G-1 Women in the Army website
Army Women's Museum website
U.S. Army Center for Military History/Women in Army History website
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