Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Date: Oct 1, 4 a.m. - Oct 31, 4 p.m.

The U.S. Army observes Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) to bring attention to an issue that undermines the Army Values. The first DVAM was held in October 1987, and the first Commemorative Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress in 1989. The Army emphasizes that domestic violence is never "OK" and will highlight resources that help Army Families develop life skills, maintain positive relationships and encourage help-seeking behavior.