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  • 25 Jul 2019 5:00 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to view "CHAMPVA Chief Eligibility Enrollment Verification" by Luke Davis: CHAMPVA PPT.pdf

  • 25 Jul 2019 1:31 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to view the Social Security Administration's Survivor Forum (Power Point presentation): SSA.pdf

  • 22 Jul 2019 10:16 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    A Clarksville Now article recognized a Flag Retirement Ceremony held in Montgomery County Tennessee. Gold Star Wives attended the ceremony and a nice picture was taken of them.  Click here to view.

  • 19 Jul 2019 11:59 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The membership of Gold Star Wives of America has elected new officers for 2019-2020. The new officers are:
    President Nancy Menagh
    Vice President Linda Cafferty
    Secretary Judi Van Cleave
    Treasurer Betty Crawford
    Parliamentarian Tracey Koehlmoos
    Historian Sun Benjamin
    Chaplain Minnie Keyes

    Thank you to all who ran for office and to everyone who cast their vote.

  • 28 Jun 2019 3:46 PM | Maia Stanhope (Administrator)

    Please click here to read the following opinion piece by military spouse Kristen Travis:

  • 24 May 2019 2:23 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act, S.1370, passes in the Senate. 

    Legislation in the House awaits action.

    Read more about this at:

  • 21 May 2019 12:34 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Gold Star Wives coverage is on an unprecedented increase.

    Coverage of Gold Star Wives issues were reported on WUSA9 (Washington, DC) with an article titled " 'There's been many days and nights that I shed tears over this' | Surviving military spouses battle for full benefits " and an accompanying video featuring several Gold Star Wives - see here.

    The Daily Caller also published an article titled "Gold Star Wives Lobby Congress For Full Survivor Benefits" with several large pictures and details about pending legislation - see here., part of, covered the potential impact of the bill passing in that it would allow Gold Star Spouses to obtain DoD and VA benefits - see here.

    Augusta Free Press covered an issue of importance to Gold Star Wives related to the changes in taxes and even quotes our President Crystal Wenum - see here.

    Several Gold Star Wives are reported on in this Daily Press article titled "For families of the fallen, tax relief is in sight" - see here.

    Corpus Christi Caller-Times reviews Memorial Day activities and mentions Gold Star Wives - see here. covers the tax issue as well in this video and article - see here.

    The Lake Oswego Review has extensive coverage related to Memorial Day and Taya Kyle in particular the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.  You can read more about this - see here.

    Last (for now) but not least, there is an informative article at American Military News titled "Vet-founded Companions for Heroes has saved 3,300+ from suicide with shelter animal program" - see here.


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