Airman and Family Readiness Manager
By Mary Mahoney
| Aug. 3, 2020
Greetings from the Airman and Family Readiness Office!
We hope you have been having a nice summer and staying safe! August is here and I thought you may be interested in some cool information about the month of August!
August is known for many things, including the dog days of summer, National Watermelon Day (Aug. 3) and National Smile Week (Aug. 5-11). But there are many other fun facts associated with summer’s last full month.
August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire, who was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar. In the early Roman calendar, August was actually the sixth month of the year. It was originally 30 days in
length, but an extra day was added so that it would equal the number of days in July, which was named after Julius Caesar. People born in August fall under the sun zodiac signs of Leo and Virgo. Leos are known to be dramatic, creative and outgoing. Virgos have acute attention to detail and are the people most likely to dedicate themselves to serving. They also are loyal, hardworking and analytical.
The month of August is often referred to as the “dog days of summer” but not because of pet pooches. It has to do with the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times.
Are you planning on retiring or are you separating from the military?? Transition Assistance is available for you! We can help you schedule your pre-separation and help you get scheduled with attending TAP (virtually) through Hanscom AFB. It is important to get this started a year before you plan on retiring or separating! Please contact Family Readiness to get you started! 802-652-8035