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Selective Service System All men must register with Selective Service when they turn 18. Visit www.sss.gov to register today.

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This week in #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, we would like to highlight the importance of disability etiquette in the workpla...
10/29/2020

This week in #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, we would like to highlight the importance of disability etiquette in the workplace. We can all do our part to help our coworkers with disabilities be treated fairly and with dignity by learning more about disability etiquette. SSS is a proud EEO employer. #NDEAM

Are you aware of our Alternative Service Program? Discover what SSS is doing to provide personnel support for public and...
10/28/2020
The Year of Alternative Service | Selective Service System

Are you aware of our Alternative Service Program? Discover what SSS is doing to provide personnel support for public and governmental organizations across the country in the event of a draft.
https://www.sss.gov/news/the-year-of-alternative-service/ National Governors Association.

Last year, the Selective Service System set out to highlight the Alternative Service Program (ASP) during the “Year of Alternative Service”. The vision was to increase overall awareness of the ASP and…

At SSS, it’s our mission to stay ready! In the event of a national emergency, our 11,000 local board members would be ta...
10/27/2020

At SSS, it’s our mission to stay ready! In the event of a national emergency, our 11,000 local board members would be tasked with helping us conduct a fair and equitable draft. Are you interested in serving your community and country? Explore our toolkit to learn more about volunteering with SSS. #SSSvols
https://www.sss.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Local-Board-Member-Toolkit.pdf

Did you know that Air Traffic Controllers can make an average of $100,000/yr. with a 2 year degree? WOIA-assisted progra...
10/26/2020

Did you know that Air Traffic Controllers can make an average of $100,000/yr. with a 2 year degree? WOIA-assisted programs from U.S. Department of Labor can also help you pay for your training if you qualify. Register at sss.gov to remain eligible for exciting career paths.

SSS is on a mission to support organizations in our community through Combined Federal Campaign. This month, we are supp...
10/25/2020

SSS is on a mission to support organizations in our community through Combined Federal Campaign. This month, we are supporting organizations who advocate for #youthdevelopment, #health, and #disasterrelief. Follow our lead and #donate today!

Not sure what you want to do with your future? That's ok! Careeronestop offers a career assessment test to help you deci...
10/24/2020

Not sure what you want to do with your future? That's ok! Careeronestop offers a career assessment test to help you decide which career path is best for you. Be sure you're registered at sss.gov in order to qualify for financial aid for college and trade school.

Are you looking to become an American citizen? The immigration process is a difficult one but it could become even more ...
10/23/2020

Are you looking to become an American citizen? The immigration process is a difficult one but it could become even more difficult if you fail to register with SSS. Don't create more hurdles on your journey to citizenship. Register today at sss.gov or visit U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for more info.

#DYK about 800,000 Americans live in the European Union? If you’re not able to access our website from your country of r...
10/22/2020

#DYK about 800,000 Americans live in the European Union? If you’re not able to access our website from your country of residence you can check your local embassy's website for our mail-in form or DM us to get the form now! But remember, you still have to register!

Did you know that you can send your FAFSA to up to 10 schools at once? This can save you tons of time, just like checkin...
10/21/2020

Did you know that you can send your FAFSA to up to 10 schools at once? This can save you tons of time, just like checking box #22 to register with SSS. It's required for a man's Federal Student Aid eligibility and it only takes a second! Visit sss.gov to learn more.

In honor of #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, we wish to show our support by sharing that SSS is a proud employer of those livi...
10/19/2020

In honor of #DisabilityAwarenessMonth, we wish to show our support by sharing that SSS is a proud employer of those living with physical or mental disabilities. Our agency is full of diverse & interesting individuals. To learn more about our EEO policy, visit sss.gov/eeo #NDEAM

It's the perfect time of year for filling out the Federal Student Aid. Don't miss out on financial aid to help you pay f...
10/18/2020

It's the perfect time of year for filling out the Federal Student Aid. Don't miss out on financial aid to help you pay for college! Register with the Selective Service at sss.gov and check that box for FAFSA eligibility. There's no better time than the present.

Once you turn 26, you can no longer register with Selective Service and you’re no longer eligible for valuable federal b...
10/17/2020

Once you turn 26, you can no longer register with Selective Service and you’re no longer eligible for valuable federal benefits like student aid, some jobs and career training, and your citizenship application may be delayed. Get registered before it’s too late at sss.gov

SSS would like to wish Director Don Benton a happy #NationalBossDay. Mr. Benton has used his experience and expertise to...
10/16/2020

SSS would like to wish Director Don Benton a happy #NationalBossDay. Mr. Benton has used his experience and expertise to lead our agency of diverse individuals to success. We truly appreciate your commitment to the team!

Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future! Today is the last day of National #HispanicHeritageMonth. SSS celebrates t...
10/15/2020

Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace the Future! Today is the last day of National #HispanicHeritageMonth. SSS celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. #NHHM

If you're a first-gen American, filling out the @FAFSA may seem overwhelming without the assistance of your parents, but...
10/14/2020

If you're a first-gen American, filling out the @FAFSA may seem overwhelming without the assistance of your parents, but don't let that stand in the way of reaching your highest potential! Young men should also check box #22 on the FAFSA to register with Selective Service. #FAFSA

Happy Birthday @USNavy! On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established when Continental Congress authorized...
10/13/2020

Happy Birthday @USNavy! On October 13, 1775, the United States Navy was established when Continental Congress authorized 2 armed vessels to search for ships supplying the British army with weapons and ammunition during the American Revolutionary War. #USNavy

Whether you celebrate #ColumbusDay or #IndigenousPeoplesDay, let's share this day with family and friends as we remember...
10/12/2020

Whether you celebrate #ColumbusDay or #IndigenousPeoplesDay, let's share this day with family and friends as we remember the trials and triumphs that built the country we call home.

10/11/2020
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Check out this classic reminder to register with the SSS. Your grandfather did it, and so did your dad. Now it's your turn to register, but you can skip the post office. Go to sss.gov and register today. #ThrowbackThursday https://youtu.be/DPq4kjCVeb4

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Voter registration and Selective Service registration are two separate processes. After you register to vote with @Rockt...
10/10/2020

Voter registration and Selective Service registration are two separate processes. After you register to vote with @RocktheVote, head over to sss.gov and take one minute to register with Selective Service. Your civic duty is waiting for you! #VOTE

Once you turn 26, it’s too late to register with Selective Service. This also means you become ineligible for certain fe...
10/09/2020

Once you turn 26, it’s too late to register with Selective Service. This also means you become ineligible for certain federal and state benefits. If you're applying for a benefit associated with registration, you'll need a Status Information Letter (SIL) stating that you didn't register and why. You can find our SIL request form at sss.gov/verify/sil/.

With school and sports seasons canceled due to the current COVID pandemic, it may seem like a bad time to reach out to y...
10/08/2020

With school and sports seasons canceled due to the current COVID pandemic, it may seem like a bad time to reach out to your players about registration, but failure to register means losing opportunities like financial aid and federal jobs. Men can register in 1 minute at sss.gov when they turn 18. Help him secure his future. Remind him to register.

Social Distancing is in full effect, but that's no problem for registration! Registering with the Selective Service onli...
10/07/2020

Social Distancing is in full effect, but that's no problem for registration! Registering with the Selective Service online is quick and easy if you have a valid SSN. Avoid a trip to the post office and register in under a minute at sss.gov. #stayhome

Going to #college means you're half as likely to face #unemployment and could earn an additional $1 million over your li...
10/06/2020

Going to #college means you're half as likely to face #unemployment and could earn an additional $1 million over your lifetime, but how do you pay for secondary education? Keep @FAFSA an option for you by registering with the Selective Service. Reach your potential by registering at sss.gov

We've all been there. You put something off, only to remember when it was too late. Don't let that be the case with your...
10/05/2020

We've all been there. You put something off, only to remember when it was too late. Don't let that be the case with your Selective Service registration. Register within 30 days of turning 18 to avoid forgetting and losing benefits for life. Visit sss.gov now to register.

This week is #WorldSpaceWeek! It's also a great time to learn more about career opportunities available in the field. Ha...
10/04/2020

This week is #WorldSpaceWeek! It's also a great time to learn more about career opportunities available in the field. Have you ever thought about a career in #astrophysics? 🔭 Check out @NASA to discover more out of this world jobs throughout the country, but first, make sure you're registered with the Selective Service to be eligible. Go to sss.gov and register in less than 1 minute.

The Selective Service registration requirement of men 18-25 is based on assigned gender at birth. US citizens and immigr...
10/03/2020

The Selective Service registration requirement of men 18-25 is based on assigned gender at birth. US citizens and immigrants who are born male but identify otherwise, or have undergone SRS, are still required to register by law. Learn more at https://www.sss.gov/register/who-needs-to-register/.

This weekend is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. We would like to honor our fallen heroes and say thank yo...
10/02/2020

This weekend is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. We would like to honor our fallen heroes and say thank you for the incredible sacrifices they made to keep our communities safe. #FFMemorialWeekend #FireHero

#Parenting in 2020 is no easy task, and helping your son get registered with the Selective Service is no exception. Subs...
10/01/2020

#Parenting in 2020 is no easy task, and helping your son get registered with the Selective Service is no exception. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and make it easy to share videos with him about registering with SSS. Sometimes the best reminder is a text from mom. https://www.youtube.com/c/USSelectiveServiceSystem/

Is your Selective Service number MIA but you need it to apply for a job? No worries. Visit sss.gov/verify to retrieve yo...
09/30/2020

Is your Selective Service number MIA but you need it to apply for a job? No worries. Visit sss.gov/verify to retrieve your Selective Service number and make sure you don't miss out on great career opportunities! sss.gov

What kind of career training does registration get you access to? See for yourself at @Career1Stop, where you can search...
09/29/2020

What kind of career training does registration get you access to? See for yourself at @Career1Stop, where you can search for WIOA-eligible training programs in your state. Take the next step toward your dream job! And make sure you're registered with SSS to be eligible.

SSS registration is required for all men within 30 days of their 18th birthday, even if they have physical or mental #di...
09/28/2020

SSS registration is required for all men within 30 days of their 18th birthday, even if they have physical or mental #disabilities. A parent or guardian can register a man to comply with the Military Selective Service Act. Remember, the Selective Service is responsible for availability but the Dept of Defense would be responsible for acceptability in the event of a draft. We appreciate every man and supporting parent who fulfills this requirement.

You wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to score big, would you? If you're under 26 but you haven't registered ...
09/27/2020

You wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to score big, would you? If you're under 26 but you haven't registered with Selective Service, you're about to. Don't get benched! Registration with the Selective Service is fast, easy, and gets you access to benefits you don't want to pass up. See for yourself at sss.gov. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHoFlYF3Wjs

In the event of a national emergency, our 11,000 local board members would be responsible for helping us carry out due p...
09/26/2020

In the event of a national emergency, our 11,000 local board members would be responsible for helping us carry out due process in the event of a draft. You could also help spread awareness to men in your community so they don't miss out on great federal benefits like 💵 financial aid for college 🔬 free career training 🏛 federal jobs with competitive pay and job security 🇺🇸 and keeping their US citizenship process on track. Do you have an interest in serving your community and country? You may qualify to become a local board member. Learn more at sss.gov.

Signing up for the Selective Service isn't the same as enlisting. Since there isn't a draft at this time, the only thing...
09/25/2020

Signing up for the Selective Service isn't the same as enlisting. Since there isn't a draft at this time, the only thing required of men once they turn 18 is registration. If you're interested in taking the next step to protect your country, consider contacting @USArmy, @USNavy, @usairforce or @USMC to learn more about becoming a member of our Armed Forces.

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Our agency is the premiere source of talent in the event of a national emergency. We are our nation’s best insurance policy. Our mission is to register men and maintain a system that, when authorized by the President and Congress, rapidly provides personnel in a fair and equitable manner while managing an alternative service program for conscientious objectors.

If you’re a man living in the United States, you’re required by law to register with Selective Service at www.sss.gov once you turn 18. Registration has multiple positive outcomes, as it:


  • Strengthens our country through readiness and preparedness

  • Ensures a fair and equitable system
  • Nearby government services