Stories by Ashlynne Haycock


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Point of View: Congress needs to eliminate 'Widow’s Tax'

TAPS Deputy Director of Policy and Legislation explains what the widow's tax is and the importance of passing legislation to fix the issue.

9/16/2019 - Ashlynne Haycock
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5 Tips Surviving Military Families Need to Know as They Prepare for College

There are a variety of education benefits and scholarships that military survivors can take advantage of to make college more affordable.

1/16/2018 - Ashlynne Haycock
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4 Things I Wish My Mom Knew

As I testified before Congress advocating on a bill to expand GI Bill benefits, all I could think about was how much my mom would have enjoyed being there.

7/24/2017 - Ashlynne Haycock
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Tips for Scholarship Season

TAPS Education Support Services is available to help you throughout the college and scholarship application process.

11/21/2016 - Ashlynne Haycock
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Grief Reactivated

Even though the process did not occur in any prescribed order or in the way some say it should have, I felt I reached important milestones in my grief journey.

12/21/2015 - Ashlynne Haycock
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The Dance

I could physically feel her presence there, and I know that those tickets were a gift from her.

4/28/2015 - Ashlynne Haycock
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Education Support Services

On September 30, 2014, TAPS launched the Military Survivor Education Support Services Program at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

12/21/2014 - Ashlynne Haycock
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Lessons Learned

In 2002 I lost my dad while he was training to deploy to Iraq. I was ten years old. College was the last thing on my mind and not high on my mother's priority list.

9/29/2014 - Ashlynne Haycock