Welcome to the Army Survivor Outreach Services website. If you came to this page because you are a surviving Family member, please know we are here for you. Survivor Outreach Services is the official Army program designed to provide long term support to surviving Families of Fallen Soldiers. This is your program! Conceived of and developed by Survivors, this program is continually refined based on Survivor feedback and involvement by senior Army leaders.
Survivor Outreach Services is a “one” Army program. Regardless of your loved one’s Army component, duty status, location, or manner of death, Survivor Outreach Services Support Coordinators and Financial Counselors are here to provide dedicated outreach and support when, and for as long as you desire.
We are here for you. Army National Guard, US Army Reserve and Active Component Families are served by the closest Survivor Outreach Services support office (see our services locator link).
We know that there are no words or actions that can ever fully solace you in your loss, for there is no greater calling than to serve ones’ nation with honor and dignity. For us, there is no greater duty than to support the Families of those who have died in service to our nation.
To facilitate awareness among the military and civilian communities of the significance and protocol surrounding the symbols of honor bestowed on Survivors of a loved one who has died while serving in the armed forces of the United States.
August 5, 2013
H.R.1851: Family Act of 2013
Apr 26, 2013
H.R. 32: Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act
(Aug 2 2013 New Cosponsors added)
Apr 24, 2013
S. 735: Survivor Benefits Improvement Act of 2013
S.Con.Res. 15: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Chained Consumer Price Index should not be used to calculate cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security or veterans benefits, or to increase the tax burden on low- and middle income taxpayers.
S. Con. Res. 15
Apr 22, 2013
H.R. 1067: To make revisions in title 36, United States Code, as necessary to keep the title current and make technical corrections and improvements.
S. 734: A bill to amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the requirement for reduction of survivor annuities under the Survivor Benefit Plan by veterans’ dependency and indemnity compensation.
(5 Aug 2013 New Cosponsors added)
SOS Gold Star Pins Awareness Campaign
We were just informed that FOX Sports
indicated the PSA will air within a half-hour prior to kick-off of the Super
Bowl and will likely be between comments by Bill O'Reilly and the President.
Please check our webpage www.GoldStarPins.Org for updates/changes.
Thanks so much!