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Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

The Meaning of Memorial Day: A Military Widow Reflects on Life, Loss and Moving Forward

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

For so many people, Memorial Day is about the start of summer, family cookouts and trips to the beach. And while all those things celebrate the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans, for the families of our fallen troops Memorial Day is deeply personal.

The Military Caregiver Peer Network: Helping Our Nation's Hidden Heroes

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

Wounds, illnesses and injuries require ongoing care for many military service members and veterans. This type of care is given not only by professionals or in institutions, but right at home by millions of family members -- caregivers who are our hidden heroes.

Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole To Aid White House Military Effort

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing that some issues can bridge the political divide, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined by former first lady Rosalynn Cart...

How to Help Grieving Military Children

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

Assuring children that grief is a normal expression of loss is important. While military children are very resilient, it is important for parents and caregivers to pay attention to how children are responding.

Suicide Spreading Like 'Disease' Among MIlitary Families | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact

Before Army Spc. Andrew Velez left Texas for the final time, he asked his fragile sister to write him a promise – a vow he could carry with him to A...

Supporting Grieving Military Children: What We All Need to Know

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

November 15 is National Children's Grief Awareness Day. At the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, we take today to recognize the special challenges that military children face after losing a parent, and the strengths they carry that can help them cope with loss too.

3 Families, Nonprofit To Raise $30 Million For Vets Of Iraq, Afghanistan Wars

Posted 06.28.2012 | Impact

Veteran nonprofits are strapped, but a new fund is working to pump $30 million into the leading charities that support those who have served in Iraq a...

A Chaplain's Advice On How To Be There For Our Troops

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.14.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Unless you have a family member who is in the service, or live in a community near a base, it is all too easy to ignore the human cost and trauma of war.

The Financial Aftermath of Military Loss: Helping Families Build a 'New Normal'

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

Many families of our fallen service members face financial decisions and challenges following the deaths of their loved ones. Military pay is cut off following a death. The bank account the family had in place for paying its bills and day-to-day expenses quickly runs dry.

Memorial Day: Honoring All Who Served and Died for Their Country

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 07.27.2012 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

Memorialization should not be about where or how a death occurred. It should be about honoring the life offered in service to country.

Finding Life After Military Family Member's Death

Bonnie Carroll | Posted 06.17.2012 | Impact
Bonnie Carroll

It starts with a knock at the door. Two uniformed officers are standing outside, and they ask to come in. Before they speak, the family knows what wil...

Is Patriotism Dead in America?

Christian Rovsek | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Christian Rovsek

At the beginning of this summer, our non-profit organization undertook a major campaign called the Crossing of America. Two Jeeps drove from sea to sea, border to border, covering over 12,500 miles.