Communities

About Our Communities

Since Our Community Salutes was founded in 2009 with our OCS South Jersey Community, OCS enlistee recognition ceremonies have been held by local communities in banquet halls, auditoriums and sports arenas from New York to California, with tens of thousands of people attending or speaking at OCS ceremonies, a testimony to the appreciation of the young men and women of OCS entering military service.

All local OCS recognition ceremonies are independently led, managed and financed by donations from supporting citizens and sponsorships by organizations within their respective community.

The organizing body of Our Community Salutes includes community leaders, government officials, educators, businessmen, and veterans who feel strongly in the importance of community support and recognition of the courageous and patriotic young adults who will serve in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation and join the 1% of Americans who serve in uniform.

2021 OCS Communities and Ceremonies (tentative)

COMING SOON….learn more about and register for the OCS High School Enlistee Recognition Ceremony in your community
Arizona
Tempe
California
Los Angeles
Delaware
Delaware
Florida
Palm Beach
Hawaii
Hawaii
Georgia
Atlanta
Indiana
Northwest
Louisiana
Baton Rouge
Massachusetts
Eastern MA
Michigan
Detroit
Minnesota
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
Burlington County
Gloucester County
North Jersey
South Jersey (Camden County)
New York
Brookhaven
Broome County
Pennsylvania
Bucks County
Chester County
Delaware County
Lancaster
Montgomery County
Northwest
Philadelphia
South Carolina
Aiken County
Texas
Austin
Central Texas
Coastal Bend
Concho Valley
Dallas-Ft Worth
El Paso
Harris County
Rio Grande Valley
San Antonio
Virginia
Central Virginia
Fairfax County
Richmond-Henrico
Puerto Rico
San Juan

Start a Community

 

Looking to start an OCS recognition ceremony in your community? It begins with a commitment from a few volunteers in a given community who are willing to plan and implement an OCS graduation ceremony in their community.

People from just about every occupation imaginable are involved in leading an OCS chapter, including parents, educators, retired generals and senior non-commissioned officers, university presidents, small business owners, and other leaders with a community.

Our national office receives and approves requests from local community leaders to start an OCS chapter in their community. To be considered as an official OCS chapter, please begin here.