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Observance Calendar

Upcoming Observances, Celebrations and Recognition Events



Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

The Department of Defense (DoD) joins the nation in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, January 15, 2018.


Africa American History Month 2018

U.S. DoD - National African American History Month

African American History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they have played in the history of the United States.

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DoDEA Celebrates CTE Month

DoDEA celebrates CTE Month every February as a reminder to students that Career and Technical Education programs are available to all those who want to pursue a college education; enlist in the military; or enter directly into the workforce.


DoDEA School Counseling Week

National School Counseling Week focuses public attention on the unique contributions of school counselors within the DoDEA school system and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

2018 National Engineer Week

National Engineers Week

To help promote STEM careers among students, DoDEA is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 18-24, 2018. 


2018 Women's History Month

U.S. DoD - Women's History Month

DoDEA celebrates Women's History Month, recognizing the great contributions that women have made to our nation.


Read Across DoDEA Day

Join schools across DoDEA in celebrating the joys of reading: Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat.


DoD Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

U.S. DoD - Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

DoDEA stands with the Department of Defense in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Military One Source - National Child Abuse Prevention Month

DoDEA is unwavering in its commitment to the safety and well-being of our children. We also strive to ensure that military families have the support they need to effectively recognize and prevent child abuse and neglect in our schools.

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The Month of the Military Child

DoDEA joins the Department of Defense and the military community in honoring military families and their children for the sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.


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Decision Day

Celebrate Decision Day on May 1st – the day when DoDEA high-school seniors announce what they’ll be pursuing after graduation.

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Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA joins the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and schools around the country in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.

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National School Nurse Day

This day, set aside to honor the contribution of school nurses in schools all over the world, falls in the middle of Teacher Appreciation Week.

2018 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DEOMI - Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

DoDEA join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America's history and are instrumental in its future success.


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DoDEA Suicide Prevention Awareness

Worried about a friend? Be there for them. Show that you care. Reach out for help.

9/11 Remembrance

National Day of Service and Remembrance

DoDEA remembers the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and those who responded in the aftermath.

Constitution Day

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

On September 17, US citizens remember the blessings of liberty and are recognized for holding the responsibilities of citizenship.

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2018 Hispanic Heritage Month

DEOMI - Hispanic Heritage Month

DoDEA recognizes the profound and positive influence Hispanics have had on our country through their strong commitment to family, faith, hard work, and service.


2018 Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying Prevention Month

DoDEA actively acknowledges National Bullying Prevention month in October in order to help educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention.

2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month

DEOMI - National Disability Employment Awareness Month

DoDEA proudly reaffirms its commitment to ensuring equal opportunity for all citizens and pays tribute to the accomplishments of men and women with disabilities who have contributed, continue to contribute, and wish to contribute to making the nation strong.


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Military Family Appreciation Month

During Military Family Appreciation Month, DoDEA renews its commitment to the families and communities we are proud to serve.

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National American Indian Heritage Month

DoDEA joins the nation in recognizing American Indians for their respect for natural resources and the Earth, having served with valor in our nation's conflicts and for their many distinct and important contributions to the United States.

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American Education Week

During American Education Week. DoDEA joins the nation in raising awareness about the need to provide every child with a quality public education. Links available to the NEA’s AEW toolkits for artwork, promo materials, activity ideas and fact sheets.


Veterans Day

Veteran's Day is an official federal holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.

School Psychology Week 2018 Web Page

School Psychology Awareness Week

From November 12-16, DoDEA joins the nation in celebrating School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW). School psychologists effectively link teaching, learning, and mental health to improve outcomes and are a ready resource in schools.