Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services

Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services This is the Official Page of Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services Fort Drum Survivor Outreach Services, honors Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice for the security of our Nation by supporting and caring for their survivors.

The Army is committed to providing sustained support to surviving Family members to ease their loss and help them through a very difficult time.

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10/14/2021

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It's that time...our 2021 Holiday Meals for Military events are open for registration! We will be visiting 75+ locations this November and December, providing holiday meals to our military families as our way of building a stronger community of support around you and showing our nation's gratitude for your service. You can find a complete list of events and details for each at www.operationhomefront.org/events.

If you do not see a location near you, be sure to check back in the coming weeks to see if we have added additional locations. Our team stands ready to help you with any registration questions or assistance you need.

10/01/2021

A representative from TAPS will join us to discuss benefits and scholarships.

Massachusetts Gold Star spouses seek change to state policy that ends benefits if they remarry
09/28/2021
Massachusetts Gold Star spouses seek change to state policy that ends benefits if they remarry

Massachusetts Gold Star spouses seek change to state policy that ends benefits if they remarry

The state limits mirror federal laws which also force Gold Star spouses to forfeit monthly dependency and indemnity compensation benefits if they remarry before age 57. In Congress, Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Salem, a Marine veteran who served four tours in Iraq, has filed legislation to remove the federa...

09/26/2021
Candlelight Ceremony 2021

Candlelight Ceremony 2021 - "Thank You" to the 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs Office, SPC Williams (Piano), and Chaplain (MAJ) Ferguson for their efforts in making the ceremony possible this year.

09/25/2021
Our Gold Star Family members had a wonderful day out on the water - fishing and enjoying the day with our local Troopers...
09/21/2021

Our Gold Star Family members had a wonderful day out on the water - fishing and enjoying the day with our local Troopers, Veterans, and Fort Drum Soldiers.
Thank you Troopers Assisting Troops!

08/30/2021

We mourn the loss of our B/9 Soldier - SSG Ryan Knauss. We are taking care of his family and teammates. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of sympathy and support we have been receiving. We also ask to collectively and respectfully provide the family with time and space to grieve and heal during this heartbreaking time.

07/28/2021

Student SBP Recipients: Are you turning 18? Happy Birthday! Before you celebrate, make sure to send your SBP School Certification! We have a Form Wizard and How-To Checklist to make it easier. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xH9DJ

07/13/2021

Let's Celebrate SUMMER! ☀️

You're invited to the Summer Block Party on Saturday, July 24!
Celebrate with us at the Monti Multi-Purpose Fields from 12pm to 6pm!

Enjoy music, games, free food and more!
DoD ID Cardholders of all ages are welcome!

Thank you to our #mwrsponsors AmeriCU Credit Union Armed Forces Bank Gary Sinise Foundation Lund Martial Arts Academy

06/15/2021
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Please read DFAS June 2021 Survivor SBP Newsletter found at https://go.usa.gov/x6kbp
The recent issue has important current information on SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination, using myPay, and the simplified School Certification process.

06/15/2021

Student SBP Recipients: Are you turning 18? Happy Birthday! Before you celebrate, make sure to send your SBP School Certification! We have a Form Wizard and How-To Checklist to make it easier. Find out more: https://go.usa.gov/xH9DJ

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06/09/2021

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Is your child graduating from college this year? Or, are they a recent graduate? Learn about TRICARE health coverage options for young adults: https://go.usa.gov/x6TmX

Photos from New York Run for the Fallen's post
06/09/2021

Photos from New York Run for the Fallen's post

06/02/2021
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The Army Survivor Advisory Working Group is a voice for Regular Army, Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve survivors on quality of life issues and concerns affecting all survivors. Members of the working group strengthen communication between the Total Army and the Army survivor community. If you are interested in participating please let me know by the end of the month.
More information: https://dcsg9.army.mil/safr/sos/sos-sawg.html

The Survivor Link is the Army Survivor Outreach Services Newsletter.  This newsletter is published on a quarterly basis ...
06/02/2021
The Survivor Link: Issue 1

The Survivor Link is the Army Survivor Outreach Services Newsletter. This newsletter is published on a quarterly basis to provide information about benefits changes, program updates, opportunities to connect with other survivors and to stay linked to the Army.
Survivors Link: https://dcsg9.army.mil/safr/sos/sos-form.html

The Survivor Link is the Army Survivor Outreach Services Newsletter. This newsletter is published on a quarterly basis to provide information about benefits changes, program updates, opportunities to connect with other survivors and to stay linked to the Army.

05/26/2021

#SaveTheDate!
This is going to be a good one. You won't want to miss this. More info coming soon!
#memorialdayweekendkickoff
#ClimbToGlory!

05/26/2021
Education Assistance
05/24/2021
Education Assistance

Education Assistance

TAPS helps military survivors find hundreds of millions of dollars in military children scholarships and survivor scholarships. Click here to learn more.

Photos from Honor and Remember -  New York Chapter's post
05/19/2021

Photos from Honor and Remember - New York Chapter's post

Today is Gold Star Spouses’ Day. The terms Gold Star Family, Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Spouses traditionally refer t...
04/05/2021

Today is Gold Star Spouses’ Day. The terms Gold Star Family, Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Spouses traditionally refer to the surviving loved ones of military members killed in the line of duty in combat. Gold Star Spouses Day was created to honor these loved ones.
Throughout the years, the word “wives” has been interchangeably used by the word “spouses”.

The Gold Star is a tradition that began during World War I; service flags were flown by military families during this time, with blue stars for every family member serving in uniform. If that loved one died the blue star was replaced by a gold star. This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom.
Later, the tradition evolved to include the wearing of a Gold Star lapel button, awarded by the military to surviving family members.

Today is Gold Star Spouses’ Day. The terms Gold Star Family, Gold Star Wives and Gold Star Spouses traditionally refer to the surviving loved ones of military members killed in the line of duty in combat. Gold Star Spouses Day was created to honor these loved ones.
Throughout the years, the word “wives” has been interchangeably used by the word “spouses”.

The Gold Star is a tradition that began during World War I; service flags were flown by military families during this time, with blue stars for every family member serving in uniform. If that loved one died the blue star was replaced by a gold star. This allowed members of the community to know the price that the family had paid in the cause of freedom.
Later, the tradition evolved to include the wearing of a Gold Star lapel button, awarded by the military to surviving family members.

Scholarship Overview
03/04/2021
Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Overview

Scholarship Overview *** THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW OPEN *** Applications for academic year 2021-2022 are accepted through Thursday, April 1, 2021. To access the online application, click here: 2021-2022 Scholarship Application. Scroll down on this page to...

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02/04/2021

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We are excited to announce our scholarship applications are now open for students wishing to apply. Awards are given for private education tuition and tutoring for children in grades K-12, as well as higher education tuition assistance for spouses and dependents of fallen or disabled service members.

Apply today: https://bit.ly/2YyfOib 🇺🇸 📖 ✏️

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01/25/2021

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Are you ready? Camp Corral's registration for 2021 Summer Camp opens in just one day! The application will be available at 12:01 AM (Eastern Time) on January 26. http://ow.ly/P4s850DgXFH
#summercamp #militarykids #militaryfamilies

01/25/2021

If anyone would like to meet for lunch on February 10th please message or call me. Stay warm!

01/25/2021

January 2021 begins the first phase of the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination.

Some spouse SBP annuitants WILL SEE an increase in the SBP annuity payment they receive on February 1 because of phase one of the SBP-DIC Offset Phased Elimination. Some spouse SBP annuitants WILL NOT see a change in payment in 2021, based on phase one of the law.

You DO NOT need to call DFAS to tell us you are affected by the change in the law.

January 2021 SBP and SSIA payments are paid on February 1, 2021.
See our SBP-DIC News webpage for the full range of FAQs: http://go.usa.gov/xGfqd

01/25/2021

NOW OPEN - Online applications for Scholarships for Military Children and Heroes’ Legacy Scholarships are now open and will be accepted through February 17, 2021!

The application process is entirely online, making it easy to create an account, save work, and submit applications. All rules and requirements for the program, as well as links to frequently asked questions, are available at www.militaryscholar.org.

#militaryfamily #fisherhouse #SCHOLARSHIP

Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS
12/30/2020

Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS

The December 2020 DFAS Retiree Newsletter is now available here: https://go.usa.gov/xGnHC

You can also download a PDF version for sharing with friends.

Read the latest info about getting ready for tax season and what to expect in your end of year mailing, CRDP/CRSC Open Season, the first phase of the SBP-DIC Offset Elimination, and convenient options for managing your account. Plus, we also have news from our partners: the Air Force Assistance Fund, Army Emergency Relief, the Armed Forces Retirement Home, and TRICARE.

Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS
12/30/2020

Defense Finance and Accounting Service - DFAS

Annuitants: Your 2020 IRS 1099R tax statement is ready in your myPay account. Access it today! https://myPay.dfas.mil

Sharing:  11:00am this Saturday, December 18th, 2020
12/18/2020

Sharing: 11:00am this Saturday, December 18th, 2020

600 wreaths are ready to go for Saturday. Simmons Farm cranked them out with a few volunteers.

Saturday is the day we will REMEMBER, HONOR, TEACH. Dress warm and come take part in a great tribute. Also a reminder we will be having a donation box for gently used coats, boots and cold weather gear.

Spread the word!

Here is our first 10th Mountain Division - Survivor Outreach Services Christmas Tree.  This tree includes all of the 10t...
12/11/2020

Here is our first 10th Mountain Division - Survivor Outreach Services Christmas Tree. This tree includes all of the 10th Mountain Division Soldiers that were killed in combat and several other Soldiers from all over the United States. It is in front of the PX. Please stop in and see it. There are approximately 400 pictures.

Office of the CAO
12/04/2020

Office of the CAO

Members of Gold Star families now have a unique opportunity to work for the House through a one-year paid fellowship with a participating Member office. Apply for the Gold Star Family Fellowship Program today: https://cao.house.gov/gold-star

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Clark Hall, P-10720 Mount Belvedere Blvd
Fort Drum, NY
13602

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Supporting Families of our Nations Fallen Service Members

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(315) 772-6357

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