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

Capital Area MOS Celebrates Diversity Month

In April, members of the Capital Area MOS Chapter attended the Diversity Month event at National Headquarters, Washington, DC in lieu of a monthly meeting. They were able to network and listen to Commissioner Rettig share his personal and professional perspective on diversity. The IRS definition of diversity includes culture, languages, race, gender, generations, values, … 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.

Attention: Current Members

Stay tuned, we’ll be adding a members area shortly, we’re just testing all of the bugs and making sure it works for you. In the mean time: check out your new website. We’re adding lots of resources to help you get familiar with the site. If there’s something you’d like to see, let us know.

Congratulations to MOS member Cathy Haines

In the Treasury Department’s FY19 Veteran’s Focus newsletter, MOS member Catherine Haines was featured in the Veteran Employee Spotlight. Cathy is the Capital Area Chapter Secretary, and the National Liaison. The Treasury Department’s Veterans Employment Program Office is similar to the VPO at the IRS, headed by Drefus Lane.

Welcome To Your New Website

Welcome to the new and improved website for Military Outreach for Services. In the coming weeks, we plan on making even more improvements, such as: Turning on the members feature Setting up chapters as groups Setting up an online form for new members to join Providing more resources and information for members Giving chapter presidents … Read more

MOS becomes an Employee Resource Organization

Good Morning members I want to congratulate MOS on our approval and elevated Status to Employee Resource Group. I want to thank Catherine Haines and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for recognizing MOS potential and recommending MOS submit an application for the upgrade. This upgrade is a testament of our members dedication and great … Read more