The TAPS Daily - April 16, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Marines Sprint Down NYC Pier to Deliver Oxygen Tanks to Dying Coronavirus Patients
    (Military.com)
    Marines from Camp Lejeune are credited with helping save the lives of coronavirus patients while in transit to the USNS Comfort in New York City.
  2. At Arlington National Cemetery, military funeral includes social distance, face masks
    (ABC News)
    A sign of the times at Arlington National Cemetery, as soldiers are now wearing face coverings during military funerals.
  3. A husband and wife may have helped solve the hospital mask shortage
    (NBC News)
    A dinner table chat between husband and wife led to a new system that can decontaminate 80,000 masks a day.
  4. 8 Ways Veterans Are Particularly at Risk from the Coronavirus Pandemic
    (Military.com)
    Veterans are particularly susceptible to both health and economic threats from the COVID-19 pandemic. These veterans face homelessness, lack of health care, delays in receiving financial support and even death.
  5. College Board cancels SAT exams slated for June
    (Stars and Stripes)
    The College Board has canceled all the SAT tests scheduled for June 6. The June date was set to replace dates in March canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. The SAT is one of the two college admissions exams taken by high school seniors and rising juniors.
  6. 5 New skills you'll learn during the pandemic
    (We Are the Mighty)
    In all of the craziness at hand, chances are you're learning some new skills along the way. Take a look at these hard-earned abilities that you didn't realize you were adding to your resume!

 

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

 

Military News

Military News

 

Survivor News

Military Survivor News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

  • Wheels Up Launches 'Meals Up' COVID-19 Response
    (AIN Online)
    Wheels Up, a private aviation company that created a camo plane earlier this year to benefit TAPS, is now teaming up with celebrities to bring meals to those who might face food insecurity due to COVID-19.
  • Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert M. Belch's Funeral, April 14, 2020
    (George News)
    Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Robert M. Belch was laid to rest with full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery. CSM Belch served in the Army for 26 years and was among the first 192 Soldiers to wear the rank of Command Sergeant Major when it was created. CSM Belch’s grandson-in-law, Captain John Rhoten, is a long time TAPS Good Grief Camp Senior Mentor.
  • TAPS Facebook Live on April 22 Featuring Chef Robert Irvine
    Calling our TAPS foodies and chefs of all levels! We are excited to announce our next Facebook Live event — a TAPS Spotlight with Chef Robert Irvine on Wednesday, April 22!
  • TAPS Magazine Spring Edition 2020
    TAPS Magazine is published quarterly for the loved ones of those who served in our nation’s armed forces and died.

 

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