Navigating Relationships, Virtual Survivor Symposium & Understanding Benefits

The Survivor Connection eNewsletter
May 2024 eNewsletter for survivors to find resources, information and more.
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Navigating Grief & Relationships
It's normal to feel disconnected from friends and family after the death of a loved one. Learn how to navigate relationship changes, find your support system and practice self-care as you move through your grief.
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Virtual Survivor Symposium: June 21 
Join the Defense Department for its first virtual Survivor Symposium. Tune in to learn about survivor benefits — including how they change if you remarry, tips for keeping your accounts in order and applying for the death gratuity.
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Remembering Our Heroes
The Defense Department recognizes the commitment of those who have died in service to their country — on Memorial Day and every day. Honor the legacy of your loved one by adding their name to the Military In Lasting Tribute online memorial.
Honor a Loved One

Spouse Career Events
Throughout May, eligible spouses can tune in to virtual events from Spouse Education and Career Opportunities. Join in and get free help to achieve your career goals with:
  • The Virtual Military Spouse Symposium, May 14-16
  • SECO Career Coach Webinars & Workshops, May 21-23
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership Virtual Hiring Fairs, May 29 and 30

Lifetime Access to National Parks
Step into the healing power of nature with the America the Beautiful passes. Surviving families may be eligible for a Military Lifetime Pass that offers free access to many of America's national parks and other federal recreation areas. Get your free pass today and check out other MWR benefits, such as travel discounts.

Making the Final Move
If you're preparing to move after the death of your service member, you're not alone. Get information, resources and support made to help you understand your allowances, navigate decisions and take some of the stress out of your final military move.
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Survivor Forum
May 16
Memorial Day
May 27

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Survivor Spotlight
The Veterans Legacy Memorial has nearly 10 million veterans in its database. Find your veteran and share their legacy.

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Online Learning
for Survivors
Learn about relevant resources, support and information — from understanding new benefits to financial benefits — with online courses from MilLife Learning.
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