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April 11, Survivors & Fallen Heroes 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run: The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center will be hosting the Survivors & Fallen Heroes 5K on April 11 starting at 8 am. Race-day registration begins at 6:30 am at the Fort Rucker PFC on Andrews Avenue. Participants are encouraged to pre-register at either Physical Fitness Center. The Fun Run will begin after the 5K race is complete; Fun Run is open to all children, free of charge. Each Fun Run participant will receive a medal. Costs per individual are $20 with a shirt through April 4; $25 after April 4 with a shirt (while supplies last). Refreshments will be provided . The race is open to the public. Trophies will be awarded to Overall Male/Female, Master Male/Female, Grandmaster Male/Female, 1st Place trophies in 14 age categories and medals for 2nd and 3rd place in 14 age categories male /female. For registration and more information, contact Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Center at (334) 255-2296. Click here for downloadable registration form
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Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Provides support and assistance for Families of fallen service members through support groups, benefits and financial counseling/planning, and referral services. The challenges and grief associated with losing a spouse, child, parent and/or sibling can continue after the Casualty Assistance Officer has concluded his or her duties. SOS has been established to assist with issues, as long as your Family desires the support. Services are provided based on specific individualized needs, under confidentiality guidelines. The program is here to help connect, coordinate, monitor, and support the needs of Families of our fallen heroes by providing compassionate advocacy services, using available Army and external resources.
Social Security Expedited Claim Unit 866-777-7887 – supporting document will be required within sixty (60) days or benefits will stop.
Freedom Fest 2013 Fallen Hero Photo Collage Tribute
Celebrating the Lives of Those Who Gave Their All
Photos submitted by Survivors from Alabama and Northwest Florida.
Fallen Hero Tribute
Over 150 years ago, President Lincoln recognized the important role those left behind play in our continual fight for freedom. He said it is for us, the living, to dedicate ourselves to the unfinished work, which they, who fought, have already so nobly advanced.
The song, “The Soldiers Left Behind,” written by CW3 Donald Clark’s wife, Jamie, prior to her husband’s deployment, powerfully embraces this same sentiment, made all the more poignant due to his untimely death in Iraq. The lyrics compellingly convey the life story of Family members and Survivors, concurrently illustrating the daily struggles they face on the home front, while their love ones are off at war or long after they have made the ultimate sacrifice in battle. As her song states, the Survivors we are here to so proudly support are “warriors of a very different kind.”
On July 3rd, 15,000 attendees of Fort Rucker’s Freedom Fest honored these brave service members and “the Soldiers they left behind,” as they viewed this video tribute dedicated to those who gave their all.
- Alabama Gold Star Families
- American Association of Suicidology (Suicide Survivor Resource Organization
- Army One Source Survivor Outreach Services Information Page
- Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation Center (CMAOC) Benefits and Entitlements Information
- Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Military One Source
- Online Grief Support
- Social Security Administration
- Society of Military Widows
- Survivor Benefit Plan
- The Compassionate Friends
- The National Center for Grieving Children and Families
- Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
- Tricare Dental Program
- US Department of Defense