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May Observances

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

Military Medicine Appreciation Month

Military Medicine Appreciation Month

Suggested social media message: Thank you to those in and out of uniform who dedicate their time and efforts for the improvement of military medicine and the wellness of our nation’s service members. #MilitaryMedicineAppreciationMonth.

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Suggested Social Media Messages

The @MilitaryHealth System honors the Asian American and Pacific Islander medical leaders, thinkers, and healers whose barrier-breaking examples have advanced military medicine while celebrating today’s trailblazers who exemplify the AAPI legacy of honor and service.

Today we honor the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enhanced America's history and are essential to its future success. Learn more about #AsianAmericanPacificIslanderHeritageMonth: Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage webpage (

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Celiac Disease Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: Celiac Disease can develop at any time in life, from infancy to adulthood. If you’re experiencing abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or other symptoms, see your provider right away. #CeliacDiseaseAwarenessMonth

National Mental Health Awareness Month

National Mental Health Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: 1 in 5 Americans live with a mental health condition. If you're concerned that you or a loved one may be suffering from a mental health condition, you are not alone. The Defense Health Agency has many resources available to help: #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth 

Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Awareness Month

Suggested social media message: Reduce rising rates of skin cancer by giving your skin the attention and care it needs. If you see anything on your skin that looks suspicious, contact your health care provider right away. For information about TRICARE coverage, go to:

National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 1-7)

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Suggested social media message: Food, water and medical supplies are harder to find in the days before an expected hurricane. Always be ready for hurricane season. webpage #NationalHurricanePreparednessWeek #HurricaneReadiness

National Fitness Day (May 2)

National Fitness Day

Suggested social media message:  Whether you’re running, lifting weights, or dancing to your favorite tunes, staying active keeps you physically and mentally fit. Get helpful fitness tips here to start your day right: webpage #NationalFitnessDay #StayHealthy #StayFit

National Hospital Week (7-13)

National Hospital Week

Suggested social media message: It takes a lot to keep a hospital up and running! Thank you to all hospital staff, doctors, and nurses this #NationalHospitalWeek - your efforts do not go unnoticed.

National Women's Check-Up Day (May 8)

National Women's Checkup Day

Suggested social media message: Good health can be a key to happiness and success. During National Women’s Check-Up Day remember to take care of yourself, and schedule a check-up with your doctor. #WomenHealth #WomenEmpowerment #NWHW

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12)

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Suggested social media message: Today we recognize the sacrifices military spouses make to “hold down the fort” at home. If you’re a #MilitarySpouse, check out these resources from Military OneSource: OneSource webpage #NationalMilitarySpouseAppreciationDay

Mother's Day (May 14)

Mother's Day

Suggested social media message: Happy #MothersDay to all the amazing mothers and mother-figures out there! May your day be filled with love, gratitude and appreciation.

Women's Health Month (May 14-20)

Women's Health Week

Suggested Social Media Message: There is no limit to what women can accomplish. Take time this month to make your health a priority and encourage your female friends to do the same. #WomensHealthWeek #WomensHealth 

National Armed Forces Day (May 20)

National Armed Forces Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Thank you to all of the brave men and women who answered the call to serve our great nation. We salute you! #NationalArmedForces Day

National Emergency Medical Services Week (May 21-27)

National Emergency Medical Services Week

Suggested Social Media Message: This week we honor those who work on the medical frontlines and provide emergency care to our service members and their families. #NationalEmergencyMedicalServicesWeek

Memorial Day (May 29)

Memorial Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Today we honor and remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of service. We wish everyone a safe and peaceful #MemorialDay in remembrance of the heroes we have lost.

National Senior Health and Fitness Day (May 31)

National Senior Health and Fitness Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Getting older doesn’t have to mean slowing down! This #NationalSeniorHealthandFitnessDay, get moving to achieve your health and wellness goals.

World No Tobacco Day (May 31)

World No Tobacco Day

Suggested Social Media Message: It’s time to finally kick tobacco. Join us in #WorldNoTobaccoDay to start your journey to a healthier tobacco-free you! For resources to stop using, visit:

National Save Your Hearing Day (May 31)

National Save Your Hearing Day

Suggested Social Media Message: Don’t take your hearing for granted! Prevent hearing loss and take care of your ears in loud and dangerous environments with hearing protection such as ear coverings or ear plugs. Visit DoD’s Hearing Center of Excellence to learn more ways to protect your ears and prevent hearing loss: Center of Excellence webpage

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