News and Events: March 2022 Published March 1, 2022 Monthly Observance March is Women’s History Month: 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 both women and men of the United States Air Force. At Air University Press, we honor those women who have and are playing a vital role in our Nation’s history. Come see our selection of books at the AUP Book Store. Key Dates Mar 03 – Navy Reserve’s 106th Birthday: Since its establishment in 1915, the United States Navy Reserve has been providing the U.S. Navy with the operational capabilities needed to successfully carry out its mission of maintaining freedom of the seas both at home and abroad. Mar 08 – International Women’s Day: is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. Mar 13 - K-9 Veterans Day: The date is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps and a day to honor their service. Mar 13 - Daylight Savings Time: Spring Forward Mar 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Mar 20 – First Day of Spring Mar 24 - The 81st Tuskegee Airmen Commemorative Day Celebration (TACD): The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American fighter pilots and support crews to serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces and were recognized as one of the best Fighter Groups of World War II. Mar 25 - Medal of Honor Day: A holiday to honor the heroism and sacrifice of Medal of Honor recipients for the United States. Mar 29 – Vietnam Veterans Day: A national holiday to recognize and honor Veterans who served in the military during the Vietnam War – Welcome Home!