Military and Family Support Center GOLD STAR PROGRAM
The Gold Star Program (GSP) is to assist Gold Star Families - those whose military members have died while on active duty.
Personnel eligible to participate in the GSP include the widow, parents and the next of kin. The term "widow" includes widower; the term "parents" includes mother, father, stepmother, stepfather, mother through adoption, father through adoption, and foster parents who stood in loco parentis; the term "next of kin" only includes children, brothers, sisters, half-brothers, and half-sisters; and the term "children" includes stepchildren and children through adoption.
The program provides support for family members through a very difficult time, helping them build resilience and establish a new normal. Gold Star families will be able to connect with support groups and grief counselors. Annual recognition events are held during the months of April, September, and December. Gold Star families participate in other ongoing holiday events during other months.
The Gold Star Program (GSP) will provide Gold Star Families a level of long-term assistance and support not previously available through the Navy. It is enhanced with the active participation of new GS region and installation coordinators, which are the lead agents for actions within the long-term casualty supporting process.
Military and Family Support Center (MFSC) Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) Gold Star Program Liaison is the primary point of contact for program related support for information, referral and resources. Contact number is 808-474-1999.