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July Observances

Use these graphics on your social media platforms in support of other July themes and observances. Below is a calendar of observances for all of July.


Social Wellness Month

Social Wellness Month

Suggested social media message: #SocialWellness is critical to our well-being and relationships can offer critical support during challenging times. Take advantage of the summer months to foster genuine connections with those around you! https://www.militaryonesource.mil/national-guard/psychological-health-program/social-wellness/ #TFF


UV Safety Month

UV Safety Month

Suggested social media message: According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Reduce your risk by limiting exposure to UV rays and taking protective measures such as wearing sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, staying in the shade during midday hours, and wearing sunglasses. For more #summersafety tips, visit: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Environmental-Fitness/Summer-Safety #UVSafetyMonth #UVSafety #StaySafeandStayCool #SummerSafety


National Therapeutic Recreation Week (July 10-16)

National Therapeutic Recreation

Suggested social media message: National Therapeutic Recreation Week is dedicated to highlighting the importance of recreational activities in patient recovery. Military adaptive sports are critical to the physical and mental recovery of many service members and veterans: https://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Care-Coordination/Military-Adaptive-Sports-Program/Warrior Care webpage


Air Force Medical Service Birthday (July 1)

Air Force Medical Service Birthday

Suggested social media message: Happy Birthday, @USAFMedicine! Thank you for 73 years of selfless service, sacrifice, and dedication to providing "Trusted Care, Anywhere." https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil  #AirForceMedicalService #AirForceMedicalServiceBirthday 


Independence Day (July 4)

July 4th

Suggested social media message: “Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph  To all the service members, veterans, and their families who made incredible sacrifices for the freedom we’re celebrating today, #HappyFourthofJuly. #HappyFourthofJuly #IndependenceDay #RememberFireworkSafety


Veterans Affairs Birthday (July 21)

 Veteran Affairs Birthday July 21

Suggested social media message: Happy Birthday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs! #VA


U.S. Armed Forces Integration Anniversary (July 26)

 US Armed Forces Integration Anniversary

Suggested social media message: “On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, formally abolishing discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in U.S. Armed Forces. Today, we recognize that our diversity is our strength!”


Army Medical Corps/AMEDD Birthday (July 27)

Army Medical Corps AMEDD Birthday

Suggested social media message: Today, we celebrate 247 years of determination and innovation in military medicine and the U.S. Army’s mission. To the Army Medical Corps and the Army Medical Department, Happy Birthday. #ArmyMedicalCorps #ArmyMedicalCorpsBirthday #AMEDDBirthday
#AMEDD #ArmyMedicalDepartment Facebook: @GoArmyMed, @USArmy, @OfficialArmyMedicine Twitter: @ArmyMedicine, @USArmy, @GoArmyMed


World Hepatitis Day (July 28)

Hepatitis Day

Suggested social media message: Nutrition plays a huge role in preventing and treating liver disease as well as getting tested, treated, and vaccinated. You can help #EndHep today. Learn more: https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2021/07/19/What-to-Know-About-Hepatitis--its-Treatment-and-Prevention #WorldHepatitisDay #WorldHepatitisDay

World Hepatitis Day July 28

Suggested social media message: Hepatitis A and B are viral disease that can cause long term damage to your liver. Fortunately, vaccines are available that lower your risk of infection if you are at risk! https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Immunization-Healthcare/Vaccine-Preventable-Diseases/Hepatitis-A


International Friendship Day (July 30)

International Friendship Day

Suggested social media message: Your battle buddy can be your biggest asset. Make sure you check in with them on #InternationalFriendshipDay. #InternationalFriendshipDay


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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs! #VA

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National Therapeutic Recreation Week

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“National Therapeutic Recreation Week is dedicated to highlighting the importance of recreational activities in patient recovery. Military adaptive sports are critical to the physical and mental recovery of many service members and veterans: https://warriorcare.dodlive.mil/Care-Coordination/Military-Adaptive-Sports-Program/”

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U.S. Armed Forces Integration Anniversary

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“On July 26, 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, formally abolishing discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in U.S. Armed Forces. Today, we recognize that our diversity is our strength!”

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World Hepatitis Day 2

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World Hepatitis Day 2

“Hepatitis A and B are viral disease that can cause long term damage to your liver. Fortunately, vaccines are available that lower your risk of infection if you are at risk! https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Immunization-Healthcare/Vaccine-Preventable-Diseases/Hepatitis-A”

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Social Wellness Month

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Social Wellness Month

As the country opens back up this summer, many of us are having to relearn how to interact with other people in social settings. Social wellness is critical to overall health, so take the time to rebuild friendships and social interactions that have been missing for over a year: https://www.militaryonesource.mil/national-guard/psychological-health-program/social-wellness/ #TFF

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Air Force Medical Service Birthday

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Air Force Medical Service Birthday

Happy Birthday, Air Force Medical Service! Thank you for 73 years of selfless service, sacrifice, and dedication to providing "Trusted Care, Anywhere." https://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil Facebook Tag: @USAFMedicine Twitter Tag: @USAFMedicine

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International Friendship Day

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International Friendship Day

Your battle buddy can be your biggest asset. Make sure you check in with them on #InternationalFriendshipDay.

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Independence Day

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Independence Day

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph To all the service members, veterans, and their families who made incredible sacrifices for the freedom we’re celebrating today, #HappyFourthofJuly.

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World Hepatitis Day

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World Hepatitis Day

Nutrition plays a huge role in preventing and treating liver disease as well as getting tested, treated, and vaccinated. You can help #EndHep today. Learn more: https://www.health.mil/News/Articles/2021/07/19/What-to-Know-About-Hepatitis--its-Treatment-and-Prevention #WorldHepatitisDay

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UV Safety Month

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UV Safety Month

According to the CDC, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Reduce your risk by limiting exposure to UV rays and taking protective measures such as wearing sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, staying in the shade during midday hours, and wearing sunglasses. For more #summersafety tips, visit: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Total-Force-Fitness/Environmental-Fitness/Summer-Safety

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Army Medical Corps/AMEDD Birthday

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Army Medical Corps/AMEDD Birthday

Today, we celebrate 247 years of determination and innovation in military medicine and the U.S. Army’s mission. To the Army Medical Corps and the Army Medical Department, Happy Birthday.

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