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Survivor Outreach Services

 

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) provides long-term support to surviving Families of fallen Soldiers. Our goal is to reassure survivors that they remain valued members of the Army Family.

The SOS program connects you with people who can help. Our services include grief counseling, financial counseling, benefits coordination, support groups, and garrison and surrounding area events.

After a loved one is lost, unresolved issues or questions may surface months or years afterward. The Army is dedicated to fulfilling its promise by providing support to surviving Families. Our financial counselors aid surviving Families through investment and estate planning education, and our support coordinators provide long-term support. SOS can help you navigate the details.

SOS delivers services at garrisons and communities closest to where Families live. Regardless of your loved one’s component or branch, duty status, location, or manner of death, SOS will provide dedicated outreach and support when and as long as you desire.

SOS also honors survivors with Gold Star and Next of Kin lapel buttons. They are symbols of your sacrifice, widely recognized throughout the country. Find more about Gold Star and Next of Kin lapel buttons here.

The Gold Star and Surviving Family Member (GSSFM) Representative is the Army advocate for surviving Family members – and any survivor can contact an Army GSSFM Representative directly any time for any reason. These representatives are available to provide support and address complaints by spouses and other dependents of deceased service members regarding casualty assistance or receipt of benefits authorized by law. If you have questions or concerns about casualty assistance or receipt of benefits, your GSSFM Representative can help.

You can contact a GSSFM representative at +1(833) 313-1960 or usarmy.jbsa.imcom-hq.mbx.sos-survivor-advocate@army.mil.

 

Find more resources for survivors here.

More Community Support

Money Management 101

Join us for this financial readiness class. 

Feb 7 9 am - 11 am
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Money Management 101

Join us for this financial readiness class. 

Feb 7 9 am - 11 am
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Military Blood Drive

Eifler Fitness Center is hosting a blood drive 7-8 Feb., 1500-2100. Donate the gift of life!

Feb 7 3 pm - 9 pm
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EFMP Open House

Learn about family support, enrollment and assignment coordination.

Feb 8 3 pm - 4 pm
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Military Blood Drive

Eifler Fitness Center is hosting a blood drive 7-8 Feb., 1500-2100. Donate the gift of life!

Feb 8 3 pm - 9 pm

The Period of Purple Crying

This parenting class offered by the New Parent Support Program will provide a new way to understand your baby's crying.

Feb 9 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Learn & Play Class

The New Parent Support Program offers this fun class for parent and child.

Feb 13 9 am - 10 am
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BOSS Installation Meeting

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Feb 15 12 pm - 1 pm
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Budding Bookworms

Introduce your children to the joy of reading.

Feb 22 10 am - 11 am

EFMP Open House

Lean about family support, enrollment and assignment coordination.

Feb 22 3 pm - 4 pm
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Newcomer Orientation

Join ACS for Newcomer Orientation at the Soldier & Family Readiness Center. Please note, the briefing has been cancelled in November and December due to the holidays. We look forward to seeing you in January.

Feb 28 8 am - 12 pm
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Free Parenting Workshops

Enjoy free online parenting workshops.

Mar 1
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Conversational English Class

The Conversational English Class at SFRC begins March 3rd.

Mar 3 11 am - 1 pm

Budding Bookworms

Introduce your children to the joy of reading.

Mar 29 10 am - 11 am
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Right Arm Night

Join us for the Night Bike and Car Show Right Arm Night.

May 19 5 pm - 6 pm
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Armed Forces Day

Join MWR as we celebrate Armed Forces Day.

May 20