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

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