News and Events: February 2022 Published Jan. 31, 2022 Monthly Observance February is Black History Month: an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African American History Month. As the US Air Force celebrates its 75th Birthday this year (1947-2022), we also celebrate the many contributions and sacrifices by the proud men and women of America’s Black community. At Air University Press, it is a time in which we too honor those who have played a vital role in our Nation’s history. Come see our selection of books at the AUP Book Store. Key Dates Feb 01 – Black History Month: Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month. Feb 01 – Chinese New Year: The year of the Tiger. Feb 02 – Groundhogs Day: Will he or won’t he? Feb 09 – National Pizza Day: One of America's most favorite foods. Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day: Show your special someone you care. Feb 19 – Coast Guard Reserve’s 81st Birthday: The Coast Guard Reserve was established by the passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act of February 19, 1941. Semper Paratus - “always ready.” Feb 21 – President’s Day: Also known as Washington's Birthday, is on the 3rd Monday of February each year and is a federal holiday in the United States. The day not only honors George Washington (born Feb. 22), the first President of the United States, and Abraham Lincoln (born Feb. 12) whose birthdays are both in February but honors all the presidents who have served in the United States. Feb 25 – Write Brothers School 112 Year Anniversary: Toward the end of February 1910, the Wright Brothers decided to open one of the world's earliest flying schools at the site that would subsequently become Maxwell AFB.