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National Maritime Day May 22nd 2018

National Maritime Day May 22nd 2018

Veteran Owned Business Military Observance Announcement May 22nd is National Maritime Day, first declared so by Congress in 1933, the date that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. SS Savannah was an American hybrid sailing ship/sidewheel steamer built in 1818.  She is notable for being the first steamship… Read more
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day May 19th, 2018

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order… Read more
SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bids 0

5/18/2018 SDVOSB/DVBE and Veteran Owned Business Government Bids

Here’s a recent list posted on May 18, 2018 of RFPs, RFIs, Pre-Solicitations, bid updates and more from Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov). These are for various products and services for many government agencies. You must have an account with FedBizOpps.gov to view these bids. Your business must be verified with the CVE (click here for information about the CVE and… Read more

Comparative Health Assessment Interview Research Study

The Comparative Health Assessment Interview (CHAI) research study will help VA understand the effects of military service, deployment, and combat on the health and well-being of Veterans who served during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Researchers are looking at the physical and mental health, vocation or occupation, and social relationships of deployed… Read more
Silver Star Service Banner Day 2018

May 1st, 2018 is Silver Star Service Banner Day

Silver Star Service Banner Day was created by The Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA); a 501(c) tax exempt organization dedicated to honoring and supporting wounded, ill, and injured veterans of all branches of the armed forces of the United States of America. On April 21, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed H Res. 855, a stand alone resolution,… Read more
April Is Month Of The Military Child!

May 1st, 2018 Is Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day was first observed in 1921 as “Americanization Day,” and was intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labor Day/International Worker’s Day on May Day (May 1), an internationally celebrated holiday for the commemoration of the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago in 1886. It was made an official holiday by the U.S. Congress on July 18, 1958 (Public Law 85-529).  Following… Read more