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Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)

Local Program Overview


  • Facilitate support groups where Families and individuals can share feelings, concerns, resources, and information in a safe environment.

  • Maintain personal contact with Survivors with phone calls, newsletters and emails.

  • Offer on-site professional financial counseling to assist Families in adjusting to their unique monetary circumstances following the loss of their loved ones.

  • Provide care for Survivors beyond what Casualty Assistance Officers can offer.

  • Partner with military and other agencies and organizations to provide resources and programs such as grief camps for children, other special events and bereavement materials.

  • Conduct special events to provide Survivors an opportunity to interact and share in a social setting.

SOS Support Coordinator: +1 (703)696-8846 or +1 (703)696-3510

SOS Financial Counselor: +1 (703)696-8847 or +1 (703)696-3510

To schedule an appointment with SOS or to sign up for a classes and events, please call  +1 (703)696-3510.

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


Find more resources for survivors here.