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December Observances

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

Worlds AIDS Month

World Aids Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Help stop the spread of HIV. Learn how you can raise awareness during World AIDS Month and show support for those living with HIV: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/wad.html #WorldAIDSMonth #StopHIVTogether 


National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

National Impaired Driver Prevention Month

Suggested Social Media Message: Nearing 30 people per day die in vehicle accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Help reduce this number by raising awareness of the risk of impaired driving. https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/impaired_driving/index.html 


Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

 Seasonal Affective Disorder Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: During the winter months some people experience a type of depression know as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Help those you know who may be coping with SAD by sharing this information and resources: https://www.mentalhealth.gov/what-to-look-for/mood-disorders/sad #seasonalaffectivedisorder


Resolve to Be Ready Campaign

Resolve to be Ready

Suggested Social Media Message: This year, Resolve to be Ready! Create a plan, make a kit, and get all the information and resources you need to be ready for emergencies at: https://www.ready.gov/
#ResolveToBeReady


Crohn's Disease and Colitis Awareness Week (December 1-7)

Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Suggested Social Media Message: Crohn’s Disease and colitis are the two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease. They can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, health complications for people suffering with them. Learn more about these diseases and what can be done to treat them here: https://www.cdc.gov/ibd/index.htm #IBDVisible


National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 6-9)

National Handwashing Awareness Month

Suggested Social Media Message: DYK? – The number one way to prevent the spread of infection is washing your hands. Do your part to prevent the spread of disease by following these tips from the CDC on when and how to wash your hands: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html #NationalHandWashingWeek #KeepHandsClean


Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (December 5-11)

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting older can make activities like driving a vehicle more challenging. But it doesn’t mean you have to turn over your car keys. 
During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, share these tips with the older drivers in your family: https://www.nhtsa.gov/older-drivers/keeping-our-older-drivers-safe-road #OlderDriverSafety


Hanukkah (December 18-26)

Hanukkah Observance graphic

Suggested Social Media Message: Wishing a glorious Festival of Lights to all our military families. Happy Hanukkah!


Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1)

Happy Kwanzaa

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy Kwanzaa. Wishing you joy and time with family this season. 


World AIDS Day (December 1)

World Aids Day

Suggested Social Media Message: 1.5 million people worldwide were infected with HIV last year. You can help end the HIV epidemic. Share these resources: https://www.tricare.mil/hivaids #WorldAIDSDay


Army National Guard Birthday (December 13)

Happy Birthday Army National Guard

Suggested Social Media Message: Happy birthday to the Army National Guard! Our gratitude to all the guardsmen who serve, support, and protect our nation. #NationalGuard


Wreaths Across America Day (December 17)

Wreaths Across America

Suggested Social Media Message: On this day, wreath laying ceremonies all across the nation honor the dedication and sacrifice of our service members and veterans.


Space Force Birthday (December 20)

Space Force Birthday

Suggested Social Media Message: Birthday wishes to a very cool three year old. Happy Birthday Space Force!


Christmas Day (December 25)

Merry Christmas

Suggested Social Media Message: Joyful holiday wishes to all our service members and their families. Merry Christmas!


New Years Eve (December 31)

Happy New Year

Suggested Social Media Message: Wishing all our service members and military families a happy and healthy New Year.


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Wreaths Across America Day

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Wreaths Across America Day

On this day, wreath laying ceremonies all across the nation honor the dedication and sacrifice of our service members and veterans.

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National Impaired Driver Prevention Month

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10/25/2022
National Impaired Driver Prevention Month

Nearing 30 people per day die in vehicle accidents involving alcohol-impaired drivers. Help reduce this number by raising awareness of the risk of impaired driving. https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/impaired_driving/index.html

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Injury Prevention Month C

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10/25/2022
Injury Prevention Month C

Vision and hearing are senses that can be vital to mission success. Keep your eyes and ears safe by following these injury prevention tips. www.health.mil/InjuryPrevention #InjuryPreventionMonth

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New Years Eve

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10/25/2022
New Years Eve

Wishing all our service members and military families a happy and healthy New Year.

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Injury Prevention Month A

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10/25/2022
Injury Prevention Month A

Vision and hearing are senses that can be vital to mission success. Keep your eyes and ears safe by following these injury prevention tips. www.health.mil/InjuryPrevention #InjuryPreventionMonth

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World Aids Day

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10/25/2022
World Aids Day

1.5 million people worldwide were infected with HIV last year. You can help end the HIV epidemic. Share these resources: https://www.tricare.mil/hivaids #WorldAIDSDay

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Army National Guard Birthday

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10/25/2022
Army National Guard Birthday

Happy birthday to the Army National Guard! Our gratitude to all the guardsmen who serve, support, and protect our nation. #NationalGuard

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

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10/25/2022
Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

Getting older can make activities like driving a vehicle more challenging. But it doesn’t mean you have to turn over your car keys. During Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, share these tips with the older drivers in your family: https://www.nhtsa.gov/older-drivers/keeping-our-older-drivers-safe-road #OlderDriverSafety

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National Handwashing Awareness Month

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10/25/2022
National Handwashing Awareness Month

DYK? – The number one way to prevent the spread of infection is washing your hands. Do your part to prevent the spread of disease by following these tips from the CDC on when and how to wash your hands: https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html #NationalHandWashingWeek #KeepHandsClean

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Kwanzaa

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10/25/2022
Kwanzaa

Happy Kwanzaa. Wishing you joy and time with family this season.

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Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

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10/25/2022
Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

Crohn’s Disease and colitis are the two most common types of inflammatory bowel disease. They can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening, health complications for people suffering with them. Learn more about these diseases and what can be done to treat them here: https://www.cdc.gov/ibd/index.htm #IBDVisible

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Merry Christmas

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10/25/2022
Merry Christmas

Joyful holiday wishes to all our service members and their families. Merry Christmas!

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Resolve to be Ready

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10/25/2022
Resolve to be Ready

This year, Resolve to be Ready! Create a plan, make a kit, and get all the information and resources you need to be ready for emergencies at: https://www.ready.gov/ #ResolveToBeReady

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Injury Prevention Month B

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10/25/2022
Injury Prevention Month B

Vision and hearing are senses that can be vital to mission success. Keep your eyes and ears safe by following these injury prevention tips. www.health.mil/InjuryPrevention #InjuryPreventionMonth

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World AIDS Month

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10/25/2022
World AIDS Month

Help stop the spread of HIV. Learn how you can raise awareness during World AIDS Month and show support for those living with HIV: https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/wad.html #WorldAIDSMonth #StopHIVTogether

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Last Updated: December 02, 2022
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