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April 14

 A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sister Elizabeth Rozier shares about a special moment… being present when her sister-in-law remarried. Elizabeth writes, “I’ve had enough conversations with other military survivors to know that surviving family of origin and surviving spouse sometimes have difficulties relating after their loved one dies. Not that our relationship is perfect in anyway, it’s seen hard times and good times, but what matters most is the miracle of our family sitting at Jessica and PJ’s wedding.”

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April 12

 Saturday Morning Message: A Different Path


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TAPS Blog | There were many interesting responses to Sarah’s question this week. The idea of the question was to share what you are doing since the death of your loved one that you didn’t expect. All of the responses talked about honoring loved ones by helping others or dedicating work to the communities that supported their families in the time of need.

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April 9

 Week in Review: TAPS Offers Support For Families of Loved Ones Who Died In the Tragic Shooting At Fort Hood, TAPS Run and Remember Team Participates in Windy25 Memorial 5K, DynCorp International Signs Memorandum of Agreement With TAPS, Upcoming TAPS Events


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TAPS Blog | This weekly review shares about TAPS' support for families affected by the tragedy at Fort Hood. News about the TAPS Run and Remember Team, DynCorp International partnership with TAPS and upcoming TAPS events are also highlighted.

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Apr 14   TAPS Peer Mentorship Program Becomes Valuable Model for Military and Veteran Caregiver Peer Support Network
  Press Release | The peer mentoring model used by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) will be utilized to create a new network to help military and veteran caregivers, according to an op-ed written by First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden, published on April 11, 2014 by Military Spouse Magazine.

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Apr 14   Obama, Biden, Carter, Dole Team Up for Wounded Warriors
  News Article : WPRO News Talk 630 FM

Apr 11   Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort
  News Article : Associated Press/Washington Post

Apr 11   Davis: Caregivers to wounded warriors are hidden heroes
  News Article : The Washington Times
By: Lynda Davis

Apr 11   Joining Forces: Third Anniversary
  News Article : Military Spouse Magazine
By: Michelle Obama, Jill Biden

Apr 11   First, Second Ladies Urge Support for Military Caregivers
  News Article : Department of Defense/American Forces Press Service (press release)


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April 21

 Florida Widows Retreat
 Florida Retreat Cover Photo

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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April 26

 Fort Carson Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp
 2013 Fort Carson Balloon Release

TAPS Event | TAPS Survivor Seminars are an inspirational weekend 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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April 29

 TAPS Israeli Experience for Widows and Surviving Children
 Israel Memorial Day

TAPS Event | This is a unique TAPS experience where we are joining with a similar organization, the ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCES WIDOWS AND ORPHANS ORGANIZATION (IDFWO).  We will be journeying to Israel as a group to experience Memorial Day in Israel with Israeli military widows and surviving children.

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May 7

 New Mexico Siblings Retreat
 Scenery NM

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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April 14

 A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving sister Elizabeth Rozier shares about a special moment… being present when her sister-in-law remarried. Elizabeth writes, “I’ve had enough conversations with other military survivors to know that surviving family of origin and surviving spouse sometimes have difficulties relating after their loved one dies. Not that our relationship is perfect in anyway, it’s seen hard times and good times, but what matters most is the miracle of our family sitting at Jessica and PJ’s wedding.”

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April 7

 Two Brothers’ Mission: Pay It Forward


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving mother Bobbie McHenry speaks about the compassionate support she and her family have received from TAPS since her son Christopher died. She shares about a special mission her two surviving sons organized to honor their brother and help raise awareness and funds for TAPS. She writes, "I'm so proud of my boys for doing this. I truly love the idea of paying it forward to this wonderful organization. Planning this event is also helping us cope with the loss of our son and their brother."

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March 31

 From Tragedy to Helping Others: Military Widow Gives Back


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TAPS Blog | Today on the TAPS Blog, surviving spouse Nicki Bunting shares about why she takes time to help other grieving military families. She writes, “I know that when I was in my worst of times, I needed a lot of support and to be able to support others when they are in need, it helps me too.” Nicki was the honoree of the Senator Ted Stevens Leadership Award at the TAPS Honor Guard Gala on March 27, 2014.

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