2020 National Veterans Day Poster Contest

The U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs is holding a poster contest for Veterans’ Day 2020. The theme for Veterans Day 2020 is: “Vision: Veterans in Focus.” The guidelines for the contest are: Be 18” x 24” at 300 dots per inch, scale down submissions to 9”x12.” The design will be used for a 1” x … Read more

Homeless Veterans Holiday Drive

MOS Austin Chapter conducted its first holiday drive since being recognized in October Chapter. The holiday drive was very successful. The chapter was able to collect clothing items, coats, shoes, toiletries for homeless Veterans in the Austin area. The chapter and wishes to thank all of those who were able to contribute in making a … Read more

Veterans’ Day 2019

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On this Veterans’ Day, MOS encourages you to participate in local events in your area, and take advantage of offers for veterans. Service to your nation is something we all share. https://themilitarywallet.com/veterans-day-events/ https://www.military.com/veterans-day/events.html https://militarybenefits.info/local-area-veterans-day-deals-for-veterans/ Or do a google search for “veterans day events near me“. Commissioner Rettig just sent a message to all employees, recognizing … Read more

Atlanta employees celebrate Public Service Recognition Week

During the many Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) activities held at the Atlanta Summit Headquarters, employees from all divisions came together and celebrated. This year’s theme was Honoring our public servants: may we say thank you, and many employees took part in the celebration. The Association for the Improvement of Minorities in IRS, Hispanic Internal … Read more

Memorial Day 2019

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“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” ― John F. Kennedy This Memorial Day Military Outreach for Services would like to thank all the men and women of the armed forces. Today we pay tribute to those that have paid … Read more

Armed Forces Day 2019

While many of our members are veterans, many also have family members currently serving in the armed forces. Some of our members are still currently serving in the reserves or national guard. Armed Forces Day is celebrated this year on Saturday, May 18th. Unlike Memorial Day, which honors our fallen comrades, and Veteran’s Day, which … Read more

Valorous TV available on Fire and Roku

If you’re not familiar with the digital subscription service Valorous TV, it’s a digital subscription (streaming) service showcasing acts of valor. Obviously, the military is heavily featured in this, and there is a sub-channel for each of the major service branches. Valorous TV is available online (at https://valoroustv.com/), and as channels on Amazon Fire and … Read more

Military-Related Absences Moved to IRM 6.630.2

The IRS recently announced to employees that they should use IRM section 6.630.2 – Absence and Leave for Military-Related Reasons. Guidance on the IRS Source site says to use this IRM section, instead of IRM section 6.630.1 IRS Absence and Leave, which has yet to be updated. The guidance also says to talk to your … Read more

Shop Online at AAFES

Do you miss shopping at the exchange, and benefiting from tax-free shopping? Well, AAFES online website now lets all veterans shop. Just go to their site, and “get verified”. https://www.shopmyexchange.com/veterans I just signed up myself. It interfaces with DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System) securely, and confirms your eligibility as a veteran.