Forging Ahead

Please note this program is specifically designed for survivors grieving the death of a military loved one.

Grief is a difficult, arduous journey, so why shouldn't it also be spectacular?

TAPS Expeditions are longer, outdoor skills-based events that require dedication, preparation and a real sense of adventure. Professional guides lead small groups of survivors through some of the world’s most challenging and inspiring landscapes through the ancient city of Machu Picchu, to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and more.


 Machu Picchu Expedition


Leading up to the expedition, survivors will form a team bond and gain familiarity with each other through monthly team meetings to discuss training regimens, gear lists and more. Your team will be a source of encouragement as you train for this rigorous adventure and an ongoing support network long after the TAPS Expedition is complete.

You’ll complete a TAPS Expedition feeling proud, powerful — and probably a little tired.

Join us for an adventure on a TAPS Expedition. If you're looking for other ways to connect with peers, TAPS offers a variety of programs for survivors.


If you are a supporter interested in sponsoring a TAPS program, please call 202-588-8277 or