USPS to honor military veterans

May 1, 2023 May is National Military Appreciation Month, a time to honor the service and sacrifice of members of the U.S. military. Observances during the month including Loyalty Day (May 1); Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day (May 8); Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 12); Children of Fallen Patriots Day (May…

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USPS: Retail Associate’s encounter solves MIA mystery

January 27, 2023 When Unity, ME, Retail Associate Barb Henkle greeted customer Leonard Lazure recently, she noticed his cap indicated he is a veteran of the Vietnam War. She thanked him for his service and showed him a missing-in-action bracelet she purchased 50 years ago. These bracelets are metal cuffs that were created in the…

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USPS: Veterans Roundtable Discussion Sunday, Jan. 22

December 22, 2022 The USPS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team will hold a veterans roundtable discussion Sunday, Jan. 22. The virtual event will provide employees who are in or have served in the military with information and resources beneficial to them and their families. This roundtable will focus on the Wounded Warriors Leave Act, suicide…

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USPS: Flags flown at half-staff to honor terrorist attack victims

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor U.S. service members and other victims of the Aug. 26 terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Flags should be flown at half-staff until Aug. 30 at sunset. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then…

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USPS: Special flag requirements this month

The Postal Service wants employees to know about special flag requirements for this month‚Äôs holidays: ‚ÄĘ Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Saturday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are usually required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. However, because Peace…

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USPS: Caring Letters Program curbs veteran suicides

Mail call has always been a morale-boosting military tradition, but it turns out that mail can do more than improve a service member‚Äôs disposition ‚ÄĒ it can also save their life. Last summer, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched the Caring Letters Program, which mails recurring messages to veterans enrolled in VA health…

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USPS: Memorial Day Holiday honors nation’s armed forces

Memorial Day, a federal holiday to honor U.S. military members who died while serving their country, will be observed Monday, May 25. ‚ÄúThe Postal Service is proud to be one of the nation‚Äôs largest employers of current and former members of the armed forces, and we honor their contributions every day,‚ÄĚ said Postmaster General Megan…

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APWU seeks clarification on Military Surveys

From: Lynn Pallas-Barber <lpallas@apwu.org> Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2020 3:05 PM To: NBAs, Regional Coordinators, National Officers Subject: Notification No. GCCC202001667 USPS to Ask Employees With Military Experience to Complete Military Survey Importance: High Brothers and Sisters, Please find attached a copy of a notification asking veteran employees and/or their spouses to complete a military…

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