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DynCorp teams with TAPS to support fallen contractors' families

In a move to provide support to families of contractors killed in the line of duty, DynCorp International signed a memorandum of agreement with Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) on Monday, the first such agreement between TAPS and a private company.

TAPS has similar agreements with each branch of the U.S. military, DynCorp noted in a news release, but Monday’s agreement marked a first for the contracting community.

The agreement will give family members of fallen DynCorp personnel access to TAPS’ array of support services, which include peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, grief seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, case work assistance, connections to community-based care and a 24/7 resource and information helpline.

Since 1994, TAPS has offered support to more than 35,000 surviving family members of fallen military and their caregivers.

About the Author

Zach Noble is an editorial fellow for Washington Technology. You can contact him at znoble@1105media.com.

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