Military Calendar 05 May

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Military Calendar 05 May

May Military Calendar of Holidays, Events, Observances, Tips

A list of holidays, observances and events recognized throughout the month of May including federal, non-federal and religious holidays and more.


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1 - Silver Star Service Banner Day, Loyalty Day

6 - 12 - National Nurses Week

8 - VE Day

Friday before Mother's Day - Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Second Sunday in May -  Mother's Day

13 - Children of Fallen Patriots Day

15 - Peace Officers Memorial Day

Third Saturday in May - Armed Forces Day

22 - Maritime Day

Last Monday in May- Memorial Day

Month of the Military Caregiver

National Military Appreciation Month


Remember MAY for Moving

School isabout to end for the students. Peak military PCS moving season is about to begin. The summer months are usually the peak military moving season with military families being moved all over the world.

Moving is different for every military family. One way to make the PCS or other move less stressful isto plan ahead. Start by draftig a rough plan of what your family needs and will need for any move. When your spouse gets orders to the next duty station, DON'T WAIT!

Don't wait for someone to tell you what is next. Stay ahead by finding out everything you can about the military move. Don't wait to sak questions when it is time to move. Ask your questions before a move is on the horizon. If you don't have to PCS or do another tye of military move, then use MAY as the month to develop your MOVING PLAN.


Topics: military calendar May special days observances moving pcs peak moving season move PCS relocate

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