News and Events: January 2022 Published Jan. 27, 2022 Monthly Observance January is Service to Others: inspired by the selfless acts of those Americans that dedicate their lives to serve our country in the effort to make America a great place in the global community. As the US Air Force celebrates its 75th Birthday this year (1947-2022), we also celebrate the many contributions and sacrifices by the proud service men and women of the United States Air Force. At Air University Press, it is a time in which we honor and pay tribute to those who play a vital role in our Nation’s history and in service to our country. Come see our selection of books at the AUP Book Store. Key Dates Jan 01 – New Year's Day: Starting new! Jan 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A federal holiday established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King and to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Americans celebrated the first official MLK Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 1986. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service and marked the third Monday in January every year as the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - a "Day On, Not a Day Off."