U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

This November we send a special shout out to our Marine service members and veterans, as the US Marine Corps celebrates its 245th birthday. The origins of the Marines goes back to the Revolutionary War. In October of 1775 the Continental Congress developed an official plan to use Marines to oversee a mission to intercept … Read more

Veterans Day 2020

Each November 11th, our country honors our veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Please join us on Wednesday, November 4, at 2:00 p.m. ET to celebrate Veterans Day. This year’s program, Vision: Veterans in Focus, will be held virtually through webcast. The featured keynote … Read more

U.S. Navy Birthday Celebration

This October we send a special shout out to our Navy service members and veterans as the Navy celebrates its 245th birthday. The Navy traces its roots back to October 13, 1775 when a resolution of the Continental Congress established what is now the United States Navy with “a swift sailing vessel, to carry ten … Read more

Happy 73rd Birthday U.S. Air Force

National MOS celebrates our Air Force service members and veterans with some quick history about this service. On Aug. 1, 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps formed the Aeronautical Division, which later evolved into the U.S. Army Air Force. Between 1909, when the US military purchased its first aircraft, and 1947, the U.S. Air Force … Read more

Alexander Hamilton- Add Founder of the Coast Guard to His Resume

In Federalist Paper #12 (27 November 1787) Alexander Hamilton wrote “A few armed vessels, judiciously stationed at the entrances of our ports, might at small expense be made useful sentinels of the laws.” As our country’s first Secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton was the driving force behind the creation of a revenue marine service, the … Read more

Happy Independence Day

Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is the most American of all holidays. It is celebrated with festivities ranging from fireworks, parades, to family gatherings and barbeques. The actual vote for our independence took place on July 2, 1776. Thomas Jefferson was the lead to draft the actual document. The Continental Congress … Read more

June is PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Month

Recently efforts have been made across the country to promote awareness of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). These outreach efforts include even rock stars like Jon Bon Jovi who recently honored veterans with PTSD in a new song “Unbroken.” Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans Many people associate PTSD with veterans. Combat and horrible, life-threatening experiences often … Read more

Resources for MOS Members to Observe Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) … Read more

National Military Appreciation Month

There are more military related observances during the month of May than any other month which is how May became National Military Appreciation Month. In 1999, Senator John McCain introduced the legislation to designate this month-long observance. Here are the six observances during the month of May that honor those who are serving and those … Read more

The Power of Music

Here is a little-known story from the World War II era about when pianos went to war — the story of Steinway & Sons Victory Verticals. During World War II, the U.S. government shut down the production of musical instruments in order to divert vital resources such as iron, copper and other materials to the … Read more