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Survivor Outreach Services

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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.

Helpful Resources
  • Survivor Outreach Services
  • These HPCON measures are enforced for your safety: Limited Class Sizes • Face to Face by Appointment Only • Social Distancing • Virtual • DoD requires masks to be worn while indoors at this facility, regardless of vaccination status. Additional mitigations may apply
  • Hours:
    Monday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Tuesday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Wednesday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Thursday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Friday
    7:30am-4:30pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

More Community Support

2022 Winter Wonderland

Unpack your sweaters...it is SNOWING in Hawaii! Join us at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center on 10 December for MWR's Winter Wonderland. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. Come build a snowman in the Snow Zone, snap some pictures with Santa, and take a stroll on the Story Walk. The Hali Hali Rides and bounce houses will surely put a smile on your child's face while the whole family enjoys live entertainment and holiday treats.

Dec 10 9 am - 2 pm
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2022 Winter Wonderland

Unpack your sweaters...it is SNOWING in Hawaii! Join us at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center on 10 December for MWR's Winter Wonderland. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. Come build a snowman in the Snow Zone, snap some pictures with Santa, and take a stroll on the Story Walk. The Hali Hali Rides and bounce houses will surely put a smile on your child's face while the whole family enjoys live entertainment and holiday treats.

Dec 10 9 am - 2 pm
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