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Fall 2015 Cover

TAPS Magazine is published quarterly and sent free of charge to survivors, their friends and family, service members, and professionals who work with U.S. military survivors. Subscribe to the TAPS Magazine.

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Cross Bogar  

Choose Forgiveness
By Carlene Cross

July 13, 2008 started out like any other Sunday. But a knock at the door changed everything.  More»
Colorado Celebrity Classic 2015  
Anniversaries are meaningful – especially to survivors. And, the tenth anniversary..  More»

USAA Bowlathon 2015  
Tutus. Knee socks. Sweat bands. And bowling shoes? Earlier this year, USAA employees sported some of these items ..  More»
White Tees  
Surviving the death of a dear one is to endure great pain. Surviving a suicidal death is to compound that pain,.  More»

Survivor Reading Grief Book  

Healing Your Grieving Heart
By Bonnie Carroll and Alan D. Wolfelt

Usually, grief hurts more before it hurts less. This is because the initial numbing eventually wears off, often right about the time when friends and family..  More»
Mother Daughter Pool  

Learning to Swim
By Tara Cameron

I like to think of myself as transparent. But there are still a lot of things about me that aren’t transparent. I struggle with letting others see my grief.  More»

Rao, Gabriel  
What does it feel like to hike the Appalachians’most challenging peaks with a group of men who get it? Profound.   More»
Holding Hands  
If you are reading this, you may have been fortunate to have found that special someone, only to have..  More»

Kilimanjaro Peak  

One Step at a Time
By Jennifer Freitas

“Pole, Pole.” “Slowly, slowly.” It wasn’t a race to the top of Mt Kilimanjaro, but rather..  More»
Castelo, Katherine  
“If someone is on the phone with me and needs me for three hours, I will make myself available for three hours.”  More»

Alaska Adult Children Retreat 2015  

The Hike to Healing
By Gavin Bradshaw

Cory J. Smith. The man that would unknowingly send me to Alaska to be surrounded by the love and support of others on the grief journey like me.  More»
Zippen Pippen Roller Coaster  

The Metaphors of Grief
By Emily Muñoz

At TAPS events, you can be yourself – the armor can come off; the mask can fall away. Our bonds as a TAPS family strengthen and grow.  More»

Fall 2015 Cover
TAPS Magazine is dedicated to the brave men and women who died while serving with the Armed Forces, and to their survivors.
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