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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.

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Command Family Readiness Representative Training (online)

Learn about the roles of the CFRR.

Dec 1 10 am - 12 am

Educational Support Playgroup

Dec 1 10 am - 11:30 am
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German Level 1

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 1

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 12 pm - 1:30 pm
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German Level 2 (Hybrid)

Take advantage of this free opportunity to learn German with ACS!

Dec 1 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Baumholder Breastfeeding Cafe

Join parents for breastfeeding support and education.

Dec 2 10 am - 11:30 am

Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Dec 2 10 am - 2 pm
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Host Nation Tour

Let ACS introduce you to Germany!

Dec 2 10 am - 2 pm

Prenatal Breastfeeding Education

Learn Breastfeeding tips and tricks from experts in preparation for your baby's arrival.

Dec 2 2 pm - 4 pm
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Host Nation 101 (HYBRID)

Get familiar with your new Host Nation with this informational session!

Dec 5 9 am - 11 am
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USA Jobs Tutorial (HYBRID)

Are you looking for a government job? ACS can help you understand the process of applying for open positions available on USA Jobs.

Dec 6 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Stress & Anger Management Class

Take hold of your temper with Army Community Service (ACS) and join this informative class on how to understand and control stress and anger.

Dec 6 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 1

Dec 6 1 pm - 2:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2

Learn English

Dec 6 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Spend Plans and Budgeting - HYBRID

Learn how to budget with this workshop!

Dec 6 3 pm - 4 pm

Marriage( Financial Readiness) Hybrid

Learn how to deal with marital finances

Dec 7 9 am - 10:30 am
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Brown Bag Lunch

Training sessions on domestic abuse preventative measures.

Dec 7 12 pm - 1 pm
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Brown Bag Lunch

Training sessions on domestic abuse preventative measures.

Dec 7 12 pm - 1 pm
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Financial Options of Continuation Pay - Hybrid

Learn how you can maximize your continuation pay benefit of BRS.

Dec 8 9 am - 10 am

SFRG Informal Funds Custodian Training HYBRID

Are a newly appointed Funds Custodian? This class is for you!

Dec 8 10 am - 12 pm
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Finding Light after Darkness

Looking for comfort and support? Join the ACS Family Advocacy Program as they help others cope with domestic violence relationships both past and present.

Dec 8 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Finding Light after Darkness

Looking for comfort and support? Join the ACS Family Advocacy Program as they help others cope with domestic violence relationships both past and present.

Dec 8 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Multicultural Lunch & Learn HYBRID

Bring your lunch and join us for a fun get together to learn more about Europe!

Dec 12 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Comfort Measures & Preparation for Childbirth

Take part in this interactive class with Army Community Service (ACS) and the New Parent Support Program!

Dec 13 9 am - 1 pm
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