Welcome to the Events Calendar!

We invite you to explore more ways to get involved and connect Arizona’s service members, veterans and their families. Listed here are upcoming training and events conducted by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families and our partners.

If you have any questions about our training and events, please email events@arizonacoalition.org.

Verde Valley StandDown

Sedona Elks Lodge 110 Airport Road, Sedona, AZ

Veteran StandDown events are a fantastic way for veterans to access a variety of resources all in one place. Veterans are encouraged to attend and connect with other veterans, community leaders, and helpful resources.


Vietnam War Veterans Day

Vietnam War Veterans Day is observed annually on March 29 to honor the sacrifices and service of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War.

Military Child Month

Military Child Month is observed in the United States during the month of April to recognize and honor the sacrifices and resilience of the children of military families.

Military Saves Month

Military Saves Month is a national campaign that takes place each year during the month of April to encourage military service members, veterans, and their families to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth.

Coaching Into Connection

Be Connected Coaching into Connection program is here to help you enhance your social connections.


Community Helper Training

We invite you to join us for the Be Connected Community Corps training series. This self-paced virtual training is offered at no cost to any Arizonan interested in becoming a source of support for service members, veterans, and their families. You can enroll and start this training series at any time! Learn more about the Be Connected Community Corps Community Helper training series at www.ConnectVeterans.org/BCCCHelper and sign up at https://bit.ly/BCCCHelper


Gold Star Spouses Day

Gold Star Spouses Day is observed annually on April 5 to honor the surviving spouses of fallen service members. The day recognizes the sacrifices made by Gold Star Spouses who have lost their partner in the line of duty while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day is observed on April 9 each year to honor and recognize the sacrifices and courage of prisoners of war (POWs) and their families. This day commemorates the brave men and women who have endured the hardships and atrocities of being held captive during times of conflict.

Purple Up! Day

Purple Up Day is a special day of recognition for military children that is observed on April 15. On this day, people are encouraged to wear the color purple as a symbol of support for military kids and their families.

14th Annual Statewide Symposium

Desert Willow Conference Center 4340 East Cotton Center Blvd., Phoenix, AZ, United States

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Statewide Symposium in Support of Service Members, Veterans & Their Families is scheduled for April 17 & 18, 2024. More details coming soon!

Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month is observed every May to recognize and honor the service and sacrifices of our military personnel and their families. The month includes a variety of observances and events that work to increase awareness and support for our service members, veterans, and their families.

Loyalty Day

National Loyalty Day serves as an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental principles of freedom, liberty, and democracy that define America and to reaffirm our commitment to upholding these values.

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Special thanks to the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family for their partnership and support.

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