Gold Star & Surviving Family Members

Your service member has died, but that doesn't mean you have lost your ties to your military community. As a surviving family member of an active duty service member, you may be eligible for beneficial services that can help you cope, and support you in rebuilding your life and finding your new normal. The Department of Defense provides immediate and long-term assistance to help you with understanding your benefits, connecting you with grief counseling, finding a financial counselor so you may plan your financial future and more. You're not alone.

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Survivor Milestone Trifold

This trifold offers Defense Department guidance and support for survivors of fallen service members.

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Installation Program Directory

Find programs and services at your local installation.