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AF Families Forever


"Ensuring that the families of our fallen Airmen are never forgotten by providing immediate and long-term compassionate support."


TAPS provides immediate and long-term emotional support and healing to anyone grieving the death of a loved one who served in the military, regardless of their relationship to the deceased or the circumstances of the death.

The members at TAPS provide military survivor seminars, good grief camps for young survivors, peer mentors and casualty case assistance to help solve problems. They also provide information and resources about grief and trauma.

For help coping with the loss of a loved one or to find out more information about TAPS call their 24-hour helpline at 800-959-2877 or visit their website at www.taps.org.


Gold Star families are survivors of military service members who lost their lives during armed hostilities, including deployments in support of military operations against an enemy and/or during an international terrorist attack.


The Air Force’s Gold Star program provides enhanced support and outreach for the lifetime of each survivor, or until the survivor no longer needs or desires the services. The program is designed to let families know the Air Force cares for them and will continue to embrace them as part of the Air Force family. 


For more information about the Air Force Gold Star Program, email AFPC.DPFFF.AFFF@us.af.mil or search Facebook for "AF Families Forever Support Network."