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  • 20 Mar 2019 9:55 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The event was held March 8th-10th.  News coverage of the event can be found at - click here.

  • 13 Mar 2019 12:16 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

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    Senator Doug Jones has also come out in support of ending the "Military Widows Tax" - covered by CBS Channel 42 - view details.

  • 28 Feb 2019 4:26 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    You can now register for the 2019 National Convention, the 74th Annual Convention of Gold Star Wives of America.  

    National Convention
    July 10-13. 2019
    Luxor Las Vegas
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Click here for more details including the itinerary, the hotel reservation link, and registration materials.

  • 20 Feb 2019 2:52 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    A 2 minute video covered the non-profit's work to help recognize the sacrifice of Gold Star Wives. 

    Click here to view the video and read more about this recognition. 

  • 4 Feb 2019 10:56 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The draft minutes of the 2018 GSW National Convention have been posted online for members to review.  Visit the "Member File Library" and click on the folder "Corporate Documents". You will then see in the list a pdf file caleld 2018 National Minutes GSW Convention - draft.   

  • 1 Feb 2019 1:27 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided GSW with several new resources for your review:

    - slides about Online Survivors Benefit Report

    - brochure about the DS Logon

    - Veterans Education Success slides are available here

    - Link to information from the VA Pension and Fiduciary Office at the VA DoD Survivors Forum about the final rule published on the Federal Register

    - Pension Policy and Procedures mailbox address for questions and/or inquiries:

  • 22 Jan 2019 10:47 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    "The Green Beret Foundation and Evolution Athletics will hold a memorial workout Saturday to benefit the families of two Fort Bragg special operations soldiers killed in action in November.... The Green Beret Foundation wants to help the Gold Star families whose service member was killed in action, such as a Gold Star wife who will reach out to the families to help guide them and tell them what resources are available through Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs and other organizations." 

    Read the entire article here.

  • 22 Jan 2019 10:38 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    “Honor Park: A Tribute to Those Who Serve” is being developed in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and will include a “Gold Star Wives” garden, where local Gold Star Wives will choose the flowers for the garden.  

    The Honor Park will also include a Purple Heart tree and a tree to honor Women’s Army Corp members.  

    You can read this article at North West Georgia News

  • 17 Jan 2019 5:16 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Wilkie hosted an online community town hall on the state of VA, community resources, and department priorities. 

    You can view this video at the following link.

    In addition, the VA has an online welcome kit.  You may want to download it to make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve.  You can access the kit at

  • 17 Jan 2019 4:16 PM | Membership Office (Administrator)

    An article titled "Military widows, including those in Arkansas, still fighting to get annuity; with new Congress, work starts anew" was published on December 30, 2018 in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.  The article goes into great detail about the so-called "Widows Tax", helping us spread the word about this unfair situation. Read the entire article here:   

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Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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Birmingham, Alabama Office
P.O. Box 361986
Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office
200 N.Glebe Road Rm 435
Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.

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