National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held on the third Friday in May. It was established by Congress in 1957, followed by the establishment of National Transportation Week in 1962. National Defense Transportation Day, this year falling on Friday May 18, and National Transportation Week, May 13-19, were established by Congress to ensure proper recognition of the professionals working in our Nation's transportation industries. This includes those service members and civilians across the joint force working to deliver the required equipment and infrastructure necessary for an effective and efficient national transportation capability.
Please take a moment to remember all of our Transportation Corps brothers and sisters, alive and deceased, and all of the contributions that they have made to our country and our Army.