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July 28

 Four Years... And Counting


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill reflects on her journey of four years since her husband Jeff died. She writes, "To be honest, I don't think it ever gets easier…you just learn how to deal with it differently, and there definitely is no magical time when you return to normalcy. This is the new normal. … The relationship Jeff and I had was special and while that physical presence is gone, I can still feel his love surrounding us. I just hope that he can feel our love surrounding him too because it still continues to grow every day and is absolutely unwavering."

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July 26

 Saturday Morning Message: Helping Hands


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TAPS Blog | When one survivor reaches out to another, they both gain strength. That is exactly how TAPS is designed. We reach out to help others and in doing so, we find healing ourselves.

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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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Jul 27   Photo: Families gather Saturday, July 26, 2014, to release balloons in honor of those who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces during the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Camp. The camp offered traditional and military-themed camp activities, as well as grief education and emotional support.
  News Article : Killeen Daily Herald

Jul 27   Photo: Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, listens to a widow at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Good Grief Program on Saturday, July 26, 2014. TAPS assists those who have lost a loved one.
  News Article : Killeen Daily Herald

Jul 23   TAPS Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund Completes Distribution of Contributions to Families of Victims
  Press Release | The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Navy Yard Tragedy Family Support Fund has distributed the funds collected to the designated representative for each surviving family. In September 2013, TAPS set up the fund to assist the 12 families who lost loved ones in the tragic shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013. “We are heartened that the many contributions made to the fund helped the families of the victims,” said Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President of TAPS. “Many communities, particularly the metro area surrounding the Navy Yard, were generous and the families were most appreciative.”

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Jul 23   Families of the Fallen Help Each Other and Bond in Grief at TAPS Fort Hood Seminar, Media Opportunities on Saturday, July 26
  Press Release | Coping with the death of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling who died while serving in the Armed Forces can be difficult. But the survivors of our fallen military don’t have to walk alone – there’s help and support available through the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). TAPS will hold a regional grief seminar for adults and a Good Grief Camp for children at Fort Hood July 25-26, 2014. TAPS holds events throughout the country to bring together grieving military families that help them build new support networks and learn about how to cope with grief. More than 400 people are expected to attend the seminar and camp programs this weekend at Fort Hood.

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Jul 23   First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Washington Kastles Match Tuesday Night
  News Article : Mediabistro

Jul 23   Tips for Coping With Traumatic Loss: Non-Profit Assisting Bereaved Military Families Shares Advice
  News Article : The Huffington Post
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August 4

 TAPS North Carolina Good Grief Camp Out
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TAPS Event | TAPS Good Grief Campouts for children and teens provides a safe and supportive atmosphere to conduct activities and opportunities to learn coping skills, establish and identify support systems and create awareness that they are not alone in the grief of their loved one.

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August 6

 Austin Adult Children Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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August 14

 Alaska Widows Retreat
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TAPS Event | TAPS Retreats are 3-4 day adventures in locations across the nation. TAPS Retreats are designed to create a strong sense of community and peer support among survivors by providing challenging group activities as well as multiple opportunities for conversation. Past retreat activities have included sky diving, zip lining, surfing, downhill skiing, horseback riding, and running a marathon!

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August 20

 Montana Mens Retreat
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TAPS Event | Get ready to reach out and connect with fellow men and celebrate our heroes in rustic Montana! Retreats are definitely a unique TAPS experience. TAPS retreats focus on creating new relationships with other survivors and take it from us, they're a one-of-a-kind experience that will connect you to a group of men for life.

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July 28

 Four Years... And Counting


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Rachael Hill reflects on her journey of four years since her husband Jeff died. She writes, "To be honest, I don't think it ever gets easier…you just learn how to deal with it differently, and there definitely is no magical time when you return to normalcy. This is the new normal. … The relationship Jeff and I had was special and while that physical presence is gone, I can still feel his love surrounding us. I just hope that he can feel our love surrounding him too because it still continues to grow every day and is absolutely unwavering."

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July 21

 Ray's Close Call


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Debbie Newhouse shares about the support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Nick died. She speaks about her husband Ray's close call at the TAPS national seminar when he had a heart attack. She writes, "During this time Ray lost consciousness and heard Nick say, 'It's not your time, Dad!' "

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July 14

 Time Keeps On Ticking...


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sibling Michele Hiester Marcum shares about the concept of time and how it has changed during her journey. She writes, "And to a grieving person, I think moments are all we have.  Minutes don't matter, nor do days, or weeks or months. What really matters is the moment, no matter how long that moment is. Time is not measured by the tick or the tock but by the tears we've cried 'round the clock."

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