Our Purpose: Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) is an Army Community Service program designed to provide short-term and long-term support to the Survivors of Soldiers who die while on active duty.

Mission: Maximize cooperative efforts within the Army Casualty and Family Programs. Extend support to Families both before and after a crisis by maximizing cooperation between government and non-government agencies. Ensure Survivors receive all benefits to which they are entitled. Encourage our Survivors to remain an integral part of the Army Family for as long as they desire.

Our Vision: Compassionate and determined outreach to Survivors.

Our Goal: To be intentional yet noninvasive in extending the hand of support to the survivors of fallen Soldiers at their point of need with meaningful programs and caring counsel resulting in Survivor Families knowing that others are concerned for their well being during their journey through grief.

                           What We Do                                 

Helpful Links                                 

 --   Social Security Administration (SSA) provides survivor's benefits

Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)

Summary of Benefits

Dependents' Educational Assistance provides education and training opportunities to eligible dependents of certain veterans. The program offers up to 45 months of education benefits. These benefits may be used for degree and certificate programs, apprenticeship, and on-the-job training. If you are a spouse, you may take a correspondence course. Remedial, deficiency, and refresher courses may be approved under certain circumstances.

For more information see the Survivors & Dependents Assistance Pamphlet

                                              Presidential Memorial Certificates

A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased Veterans.

VA Form 40-0247 Application for Presidential Memorial Certificate