Gold Star Families Program
The Air Force Families Forever & Gold Star Families program provides long-term assistance and ensures family members remain connected to the larger Air Force family for as long as they desire. Our mission is to provide resources, support and information to help survivors adapt to life without their loved one.
If you have any questions regarding these programs,
please call Ms. Suzanne Black at 707-424-2486.
Gold Star Installation Access Card
Gold Star family members are survivors of those killed in action, terrorist actions, or from injuries sustained in theater. Travis AFB issues a standardized Gold Star Installation Access Card (GSF DBIDS card) to parents and siblings of deceased active duty Soldiers to allow unescorted access to the installation, so they are able to receive services and support. If you are eligible to receive a GSF DBIDS card, please complete the DBIDS Request Form and forward to the AFFF Program Manager, Suzanne Black at Suzanne.Black.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please read the "Gold Star Family access onto Air Force Installations" Memorandum.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
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.
American Gold Star Mothers Inc.
American Gold Star Mothers is an organization of mothers who have lost a son or a daughter while serving on active duty. If you have lost a child while serving our country, please visit:
Air Force Families Forever Support Network
Air Force Families Forever offers additional support for survivors who are grieving the loss of an Airman by way of quarterly newsletter and a private Facebook community, exclusively dedicated to family and friends of AF fallen. If you are interested in either or both of these opportunities, please download the form and check the appropriate boxes, complete and return to the below address so we can include you in these online communities. Also, if there are other members of your family who would like to be a part of this network, simply have them submit the same information below.
Mail to: AFPC/DPFFS c/o AF Families Forever, 550 C St.
West, JBSA Randolph AFB, TX 78150
** This Program is currently being restructured. Please check back at a later date for updates.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Military Treatment Facilities (TRICARE)
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
American Widow Project
Men's Bereavement Network
AirCraft Casualty Emotional Support Services
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families
American Gold Star Mothers
Gold Star Wives of America
EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT
Fisher House Foundation Scholarships for Military Children
Pat Tillman Scholarship
Folds of Honor Foundation
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