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Survivor Outreach Services

Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

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

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Be Strong Excursions

Jul 1

Be Strong Excursions

Jul 1
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Summer Reading Program-"Read Beyond the Beaten Path"

Join the Baumholder Library for this year's program "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"

Jul 1 10 am

Educational Support Playgroup

Jul 5 10 am - 11:30 am
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Stress & Anger Management Class LIVE Stream

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

Jul 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Stress & Anger Management Class LIVE Stream

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

Jul 5 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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English as a Second Language (ESL) Level 2

Jul 5 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
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Spend Plans & Budgeting Hybrid

Learn how to create a budget with this workshop!

Jul 5 3 pm - 4 pm
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German Level 2

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

Jul 6 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm

German Level 2

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

Jul 6 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
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Multicultural Lunch & Learn

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

Jul 11 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sponsorship Training

This course will help you fulfill the role as a sponsor for incoming personnel.

Jul 13 8:30 am - 10 am
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Basic Training for New Parents

Learn what to expect as a new parent!

Jul 13 9 am - 1 pm
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Basic Training for New Parents

Learn what to expect as a new parent!

Jul 13 9 am - 1 pm
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