Coast Guard Birthday August 4th The Coast Guard's official history began on 4 August 1790 when President George Washington signed the Tariff Act that authorized the construction of ten vessels, referred to as "cutters," to enforce federal tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling.
Welcome Back Veteran BBQ September 4, 2014 11am-2pm Adams Hall Lawn Welcome back NIU Military Students! Come meet the MSS staff, connect with fellow veterans, and enjoy a free BBQ lunch!
Air Force Birthday September 18th Known as the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, the Air Force is also the largest and most technologically advanced air force in the world. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military on 18 September 1947 under the National Security Act of 1947.
MIA POW Recognition Day September 19, 2014
October 13th The United States Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which the Continental Congress established on 13 October 1775.
Marine Corps Birthday
November 10th The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible for the security of the ship and its crew by conducting offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions and defending the ship's officers from mutiny