Ashlynne Haycock, Manager, Education Support for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), is the surviving daughter of US Army SFC Jeffrey Haycock and Nichole Haycock. In 2017, Ashlynne was part of the “tiger team” instrumental in the creation and passage of the Forever GI Bill, including an expansion of Yellow Ribbon Benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service Members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after September 10, 2001. In addition, she was appointed to the VA’s Veteran’s Advisory Committee on Education. Ashlynne has been involved with TAPS as a survivor for more than 15 years, and on staff for four years where she was instrumental in creating the TAPS Education Support Services program and online education portal. She is regularly invited to participate in forums focusing on Veteran and survivor education benefits, and since 2013 has assisted more than 1,500 survivors in accessing education benefits worth more than $100 million.