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January 14

 Saturday Morning Message: A Sense of Accomplishment

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Virginas Feek Training her dog Sam

TAPS Blog | I know that my son would want me to live my life to the fullest and do what I love. I have started competing in agility with our dog, Sam! It has been fun to see him get better and better!

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January 7

 Saturday Morning Message: Thoughts on A New Year

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New Years Celebration

TAPS Blog | It is a new year and for many people that means making resolutions that involve revising our present pattern of behavior or adding something to it. Before changing things, we need to ask if our lives will benefit from changing our behavior or continuing in the same way.

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December 27

 TAPS Professionals Help Survivors in Darkest Moments

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Professional education

TAPS Blog | “Looking forward to future webinars like those that I have been able to attend to get some help in my journey.”

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December 26

 Volunteers Make the TAPS Mission Possible

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TAPS Blog | Volunteers supported almost every program within TAPS, from our Good Grief Camps to adult programming to Team TAPS races.

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Jan 11   Statement: TAPS Thanks Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald, Congratulates Dr. David Shulkin on Appointment
  Press Release | WASHINGTON, D.C. - Upon hearing the news that Dr. David Shulkin has been appointed to the position of Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) thanks Secretary Bob McDonald and Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson and congratulates Dr. Shulkin.

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Dec 20   Seth from TAPS joins practice
  News Article : NHL.com

Dec 20   The Caps had a special treat for a special little boy today (photos)
  News Article : NOVA CAPS
By: Debbie Pierce

Dec 20   Young Washington Capitals fan who lost father gets surprise of a lifetime
  News Article : ABC News

Dec 20   7-year-old boy who lost military dad receives jersey from TJ Oshie, skates with Capitals
  News Article : Russian Machine Never Breaks
By: Ian Oland

Dec 20   Caps give TAPS participant a special day of fun with team
  News Article : CSN Mid-Atlantic
By: Jill Sorenson

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February 4

 Mount Kilimanjaro Expedition
 Kilimaajaro Mountain Top

TAPS Event | Share a truly fearless journey with TAPS survivors as we climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Every step on this ascent will move us farther away from feelings of doubt, fear, and insignificance. As guests of the mountain, we will be led to consider what we really can control.

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February 19

 Sedona Women's Empowerment Retreat
 Sedona Women's Empowerment Retreat 1

TAPS Event | Join fellow surviving women as we find the courage to take control of our lives and discover ways to move forward with our new normal.

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March 1

 Chicago Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
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TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are inspirational weekends of support, care, and hope. You will be among survivors making connections with those who have suffered a similar loss through our group discussions. Workshops, and activities are at your disposable to encourage you to develop coping skills, life skills, and ways to honor your loved ones, all while cultivating a community of friendship and family that will last a lifetime. Join us as we "Remember the Love, Celebrate the Life, and Share the Journey!"

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March 1

 Alaska Widows Retreat
 Alaska Widows Retreat 1

TAPS Event | Join fellow surviving widows, fiances and significant others as we find the courage to take control of our lives and honor our fallen heroes through new experiences.

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November 16

 From Grief to Gratitude

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Dozier, Amy on a path to the beach

TAPS Blog | Some days, it feels like a long stretch to be thankful for these seemingly harsh lessons thrown my way in life, but it's a necessary part of healing as I turn grief into gratitude.

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October 23

 Peer Mentoring: The Next Step

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Peer Mentor Support

TAPS Blog | Have you ever wondered, “Where do I go from here?” I was there four years ago, 18 months after my oldest son, Joshua, died by suicide. “What am I supposed to do with the lessons I have learned along this journey?”

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October 16

 Connecting Through Experience

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Mark Evans

TAPS Blog | The only thing that has been my saving grace is knowing the loss I have experienced has given me the unique tools to help others know that what they are feeling is normal, they are not going crazy and that they are not alone.

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