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July 2019

01 July The Day of the Military Bands


As provided by the “Organic regulations” of 1/13 July 1831, “musician soldiers” (a band comprising 1 drum, 24 musicians and 8 drummers) became part of and started their service in the Permanent National Army.

14 July The Day of the Military Communications


On July 14, 1873 was established the first Communications sub-unit – the Telegraphy Section, marking the beginning of the Military Communications

20 July Air Force Day


The Day of Aviation and the Air Force, the Orthodox celebration of Saint Elijah the Thunderer.

23 July The Day of the Military Press


The first issue of the “Observatorul militar” weekly appeared on July 23, 1859.

25 July The Day of the Radiolocation


By the National Defence Minister’s Order of July 25, 1955 the Radio-Technical Troops was established.

26 July The Day of the Military Archives


On July 26, 1920 by Order no. 4 of the General Staff, the Archives of the 6th History Section of the General Staff was established.

29 July The Day of the National Anthem


The Day of the National Anthem was established by Law No. 99/1998 to be celebrated every year on July 29.

August 2019

01 August The Day of the Tank Troops


In 1919 the first Tank unit was established.

15 August The Day of the Naval Force


The Day of the Naval Force, the day of the Orthodox celebration of Saint Mary. On October 9, 1862, the 1 st Direction of Personnel and Military Operations organized on two divisions was established through the High Decree of King Alexandru Ioan Cuza.

21 August The Military Medicine Day


On August 21, 1862 by the High Decree no. 4629 the Corps of Medical Officers was established within the armed forces, thus the Military Medicine being certified as the specialized service.

21 - 23 August The 2019 Modern Warfare Symposium&Expo, Fort Bragg, NC


The 2019 Modern Warfare Symposium will take place in November 2019 at the Iron Mike Conference Center in Ft. Bragg, NC. The inaugural Global SOF Foundation (GSF) Modern Warfare Symposium and Expo brought our special operations forces (SOF) community to Ft. Bragg from August 21-23, 2018. We had nearly 450 attendees check in, and over 40% were military or government representatives. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces Command (USASOC), the purpose of this event was to convene subject matter experts, SOF, conventional units, and academia to both educate and connect through discussion about the future of modern warfare from a SOF perspective. Highlights were: Attendees included subject matter experts, Army SOF, conventional units, industry, and academia Brought together nearly 450 attendees from 17 countries The third day of the Symposium featured a SOF for Life Seminar, aimed at SOF and SOF support who are transitioning or recently transitioned from Active Duty Modern Warfare Expo This Exhibit-Hall focused event took place in conjunction with the Symposium, and offered 30+ exhibits from companies with capabilities that are needed by Army SOF.

September 2019

01 September The Day of the Military Information Technology


On September 1, 1963 by the Order of the General Staff, the Group of Automatics within the Procurement General Directorate was established – the first body with attributions of conception, coordination and endowment in military Informatics and Automation.

09 - 12 September ICT's 19th Annual Summit: International Conference on Counter-Terrorism


ICT's annual international conference is the largest and one of the most influential events in the field of counter-terrorism today. The conference is a vital opportunity for high-profile experts from diverse background of disciplines to establish professional relationships and serves as a platform for the formation of international cooperation. Over 1,000 top decision-makers, defense, intelligence and police officials, prominent academic scholars and security industry leaders from over 60 countries take part in the world summit on counter-terrorism.

19 September Day of Artillery and Anti-Air Missile


On September 19, 1916 the first Anti-Air Artillery sub-unit was established in Bucharest.

October 2019

01 October The Day of the Military Divers


On October 1, 1976 the Center of Divers was established in Constanta – the first divers unit.

01 - 03 October Global SOF Symposium Europe - Belgium, Brussels


The Global SOF Symposium - Belgium will be the 4th Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation event in Europe. The previous year's event in Madrid, Spain, brought in 400+ attendees from 30 Nations. Symposium Highlights A packed agenda that includes high-ranking speakers and extensive networking opportunities Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities for industry partners Attendees include: active duty and retired military and police, government civilians, industry, academia, journalists, and non-governmental organizations

November 2019

03 November The Day of the Mountain Troops


By Order M.C.G.R. no. 294 of November 3/16, 1916 the Skiing Military School – Bucharest was transformed in the Mountain Corps (commanded by Captain Virgil Badulescu). “The Mountain Troops mainly had missions of reconnaissance, security and liaison and they also had to function as a tactical unit, especially in the Carpathian passes”.

10 November The Day of the Artillery


In 1843, Prince Gheorghe Bibescu returning from a trip to Istanbul brought 4 guns of 80 mm, a present from the Turkish Sultan as a sign of appreciation, “in order to preserve the order and peace of the people”. On November 10, 1943 the first Artillery Battery within the Romanian forces was created by Order no. 198 .

11 November The Veterans` Day


Veterans’ Day was established by Law No. 150 of 22.10.2014, modifying and completing OUG No. 82/2006 for the acknowledgement of the merits of military personnel participating in military actions and providing them and their descendants certain rights. November 11 is a day chosen for its significance, the day the armistice was signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end World War 1 and create the premises of the Great Union in Romania, on December 1, 1918. This way, Romania joined Australia, Canada and the Unites States of America as well as other states of Europe in showing its gratitude for the soldiers who returned from missions and commemorate its heroes on November 11.

12 November The Day of the Reconnaissance Troops


By Order of the Day no. 83 of November 12/14, 1859 Ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza signed the document concerning the establishment of the 2nd Section within the Corps of the General Staff, as the first organized element of the Romanian Reconnaissance branch.

12 November The Day of Military Geodesy


In 1859 the Military Topographic Service was established.

16 November The Day of the Military Trasportation


On November 16, 1880 when the 2nd Engineering Battalion was established (High Decree no. 2550) a Railway Company, the first sub-units in the Romanian armed forces were also established.

December 2019

15 December The Day of the National Military Club


The National Military Club is one of the oldest Romanian military institutions, as old as the independence of the country. On December 15, 1876, on the eve of the independence war of 1877-1878, in full Eastern crisis that would result in major changes in the configuration of South-Eastern Europe, the general assembly of the officers in Bucharest, the largest in the country, decided to adopt the statutes that would become the birth certificate of the National Military Club.