Find Inspiration Within the TAPS Magazine

TAPS Magazine is dedicated to America's fallen heroes and their surviving families and friends. 

This quarterly magazine is sent free of charge to anyone interested in receiving it, including survivors, service members, supporters, and grief professionals. Subscribe to the TAPS Magazine.

The articles in each edition are written by military survivors, grief professionals, and TAPS staff. We hope you find inspiration, comfort, support, resources, and a sense of belonging within these pages. 


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Latest Magazine Articles


Volunteering as an Act of Healing

For some bereaved, volunteering is a valued component of the healing journey and provides physical and mental health, social and financial benefits.


The Threshold Season

Find hope in the winter wilderness with an open heart and mind. Be open to what is and what is to come both in the winter and in our grief.


The Gift of Leadership

TAPS Caregiver to Survivor Program Senior Advisor shares her story as an advocate for legislation to ensure Veterans receive the benefits they deserve.


3 C’s for Holiday Grief

Acknowledging the difficulties of holidays after loss does not make it easier, but tapping into coping strategies may provide some much-needed help.


Three Years Into The After

Military surviving sibling shares the 'missing-ness' of her little brother after 3 years during this holiday season.


Favorite Foods - Precious Memories

Winter and the holiday season bring thoughts of foods that offer warmth, comfort, and remind us of cherished times with family, friends, and loved ones.


Not the Funeral I Wanted

Dr. Doka offers suggestions to help make your memorial meaningful despite feeling empty after saying good-bye to a loved one during this pandemic.


Staying in Touch - Real Touch

Understand our need for physical touch and discover tips for feeding your touch starvation during this time of social distancing.