Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is an Army program developed to better serve the Surviving Families of the Fallen by keeping them connected to the Army for as long as they desire. SOS provides the long-term support, resources and emotional connections. SOS is available to all Survivors, Survivors being the spouses, children, parents, siblings, and friends grieving the loss of a Soldier regardless of how they died. SOS coordinates with Military, Non-Governmental Organizations and the local community to create a support network. All Army Duty, Army National Guard and Army Reserve component Survivors are eligible under the SOS Program.
In order to provide continued support and better understand the concerns and experiences of our Surviving Families of the Fallen, we reach out to Families through support care meetings, phone calls, and letters to capture those concerns and experiences to assist our service delivery. We are there for Families for as long as they desire.
If you would like more information, need assistance or would like to participate, please contact: Lis Olsen, the SOS Support Coordinator (808-438-1955), SOS Financial Counselor (808-438-1951), SOS Program Manager (808-438-1956) or the ACS Front Desk (808-438-4227).
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Regional Conference and Good Grief Camp Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay January 2010
Hawaii State Medal of Honor Ceremony, honoring SSG Oscar Medina. Ms. Beate Medina, Surviving wife, flew in from Texas to receive the Medal at the 84th ENG HQ Bldg Schofield Barracks on 30 April 2010.
"10th Annual Lantern Floating Ceremony with SOS and Outdoor Recreation"
Tragedy Assistance for Survivors (TAPS): www.taps.org
Army OneSource: www.myarmyonesource.com
Military OneSource: www.militaryonesource.com
DOD Survivor's Guide to Benefits: View/Download Brochure