The TAPS Daily - April 23, 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. Here's what grieving military families can teach civilians dealing with coronavirus tragedy
    (Military Times)
    TAPS families of the fallen are no strangers to isolation after loss. TAPS President and Founder Bonnie Carroll shares how their experience is helping others dealing with COVID-19.
  2. Some Veterans Need to Fill Out This Form ASAP to Get Their Stimulus Payment
    (Military.com)
    If you receive Department of Veterans Affairs disability or pension payments and didn't file taxes for the last two years, you may want to hurry over to the IRS website and fill out a form to get your stimulus payment.
  3. Elizabeth Warren's brother Don Reed dies from COVID-19
    (CBS News)
    Former presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, announced today the death of her brother, Donald Reed, from coronavirus. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Reed began his 20 year career in the United States Air Force at age 19.
  4. Thunderbirds, Blue Angels Team Up for Dramatic Salute to Coronavirus Responders
    (Military.com)
    The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels demonstration teams are set to fly over multiple cities as a show of solidarity for health care workers on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  5. One Thing Space Agencies Must Watch Out for Now: Cats
    (The Atlantic)
    Space engineers working from home have sparked a public debate - how to keep cats from accidentally commanding spacecraft while jumping on home laptops.
  6. CNN and Sesame Street will host a special coronavirus town hall for kids and parents
    (CNN)
    CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a special town hall Saturday at 9 a.m. ET about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents. "The ABC's of COVID-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will tackle issues including education, anxiety, screen time and playdates.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Survivor News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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