The TAPS Daily - April 10, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily. Your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces relevant to the military family community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

TOP 5

 

  1. TAPS COVID-19 Response
    Find resources, services, and support provided 24/7 by TAPS to surviving military families navigating the challenges of COVID-19.
  2. TAPS COVID-19 Government and Partner Resource Update
    Learn more about access to and impacts on your government benefits during COVID-19.
  3. Inspired by Love: Community Rallies Around Military Family with COVID-19
    (SpouseBuzz)
    What could have been a time of anxiousness was an opportunity to reconnect and spend time in a space of gratefulness. Relationships were strengthened and hearts were lifted. “It comes down to perspective... to find the opportunities for beauty. You have to choose joy,”
  4. What you need to know about travel, stop-loss, masks and more, from senior Pentagon leadership
    (MilitaryTimes)
    Recap of virtual town hall held by U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper, Chairman of The Joint Staff U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Ramón "CZ" Colón-López to provide service members, their families, & DOD civilians an opportunity to ask questions on the department’s COVID-19 response.
  5. Pentagon Extends ID Card Expiration Dates, Allows Mail Order for Some
    (Military.com)
    Military dependent and retiree ID cards set to expire this year will get an automatic extension through September, while some other ID card updates and enrollments are now permitted by fax or mail, according to new Pentagon guidance.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

COVID-19 Key Updates

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Illness Loss

Illness Loss

 

Military News

Military News

  • 25,000 Soldiers for Life respond to call
    (Army.mil)
    Last month, the Army reached out to approximately 800,000 retired Soldiers, gray-area Soldiers and Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, asking them to join the COVID-19 response effort. So far roughly 25,000 from numerous backgrounds have volunteered to rejoin the Army team.
  • 'Too Early to Tell' When PCS Moves Will Restart, Pentagon Officials Say
    (Military.com)
    The Defense Department is working to determine how best to lift a stop-move order that has halted all permanent change-of-station moves and most military travel since March 14, weighing considerations such as school calendars and medical readiness across duty stations.
  • Hundreds of Marines Arrive in Guam to Help Virus-Stricken Carrier Crew
    (Military.com)
    About 230 Marines and sailors with the 3rd Medical Battalion arrived in Guam this week to support members of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. The crew was operating in the Asia-Pacific region when members began showing coronavirus symptoms after a port call in Vietnam.

 

Survivor News

Military Survivor News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

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