News and Events: June 2022 Published June 1, 2022 Monthly Observance June is the month to celebrate American Freedom: The first amendment protects speech, religion, press, assembly, and the right to petition the government. Together, these five guaranteed freedoms make the people of the United States of America the freest in the world. 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 appreciate those that serve or who have served in our armed forces that fight for justice and our freedom. Come see our selection of books at the AUP Book Store. Key Dates June 06 – Anniversary of the World War II: Allied invasion in Normandy, France, now known as D-Day. June 12 - Women Veterans Day: is observed on June 12 in the United States, a date chosen to mark the anniversary of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act. The date is not recognized nationally, but is recognized by a number of states, either through legislation or proclamation, and organizations. June 14 – Flag Day: A day to celebrate the adoption of the U.S. flag. June 14 – Army Birthday: The U.S. Army is 245 years old, and counting! The annual celebration marks the date in history in 1775 when the Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress and commanded under General George Washington to fight against Britain. June 19 – Juneteenth: Also Freedom Day, is a United States federal holiday, celebrated annually on June 19. It commemorates the final end of slavery in the US on June 19, 1865, when Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for slaves in Galveston, Texas, the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. June 23 – Coast Guard Auxiliary’s 84th Birthday: (Est. 1939) is the civilian uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard. Congress established the unit on June 23, 1939, as the United States Coast Guard Reserve. On February 19, 1941, the organization was re-designated as the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. June 27 – National PTSD Awareness Day: A day to bring awareness about issues related to PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.