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Coast Guard Gold Star Program

Benefit overview

The Coast Guard’s Gold Star Program provides long-term support to surviving families of Coast Guard members who die while on active duty.

How this benefit helps

It is designed to build a survivor community and has a growing mailing and communications list for news and invitations, planned events and services for gold star survivors. These include the issuance of Gold Star and Next of Kin Lapel Pins, Department of Homeland Security honorable service certificates and assistance obtaining casualty forms and other official military documentation to assist with ongoing VA benefits or answer outstanding questions.

How to access this benefit

The Coast Guard Gold Star Program page provides more information on the services available and contact information for the program.

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