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CY19 OUTREACH SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Date Signed: 10/5/2018
MARADMINS Number: 574/18

R 042321Z OCT 18
MARADMIN 574/18
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/CY19 OUTREACH SPECIAL OBSERVANCES//
REF/A/DOC/DEOMI/WWW.DEOMI.ORG/CULTURAL OBSERVANCES AND AWARENESS EVENTS//
REF/B/DOC/SECNAV/ALNAV 007-18/2018 DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HERITAGE CELEBRATIONS AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES//
POC/ W. L. ROUNTREE/CAPT/MRA (MPE)/-/TEL: COM 703-784-9371/TEL: DSN 278/EMAIL: WILLIAM.ROUNTREE(at)USMC.MIL//
POC/T. M. VELAZQUEZ/CIV/MRA (MPE)/-/ TEL: COM 703-784-9371/TEL: DSN 278/EMAIL: THERESA.VELAZQUEZ(at)USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. Throughout the calendar year the Marine Corps encourages outreach observances to recognize and increase awareness about the achievements of all Marines to American history and culture.
2. For Command planning purposes listed are the outreach observances supported by law Congress or the President which HQMC (MPE) will publish MARADMINs during CY19.  Commands are encouraged to conduct appropriate recognition activities and ceremonies for these observances.  Commands may also make other observances of significant cultural relevance to their geographic locations and command history.
a. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (21 January)
b. African American History Month (1-28 February)
c. Women's History Month (1-31 March)
d. Holocaust Days of Remembrance (8-15 April)
e. Jewish American Heritage Month (1-31 May) new
f. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (1-31 May)
g. Caribbean American Heritage Month (1-30 June)
h. LGBT Pride Month (1-30 June)
i. Hispanic Heritage Month (15 Sep-15 October)
j. Disability Employment Awareness Month (1-31 October)
k. Native American Heritage Month (1-30 November)
3. During these observance periods Commanders are encouraged to recognize military and civilian personnel for their professional and civic contributions.  Commanders are further encouraged to conduct programs and promote participation in observance events within their commands and local communities.
4. This MARADMIN is applicable to the Marine Corps Total Force.
5. Release Authorized by BGen W. H. Swan, Director, Manpower Plans and Policy Division.//