The TAPS Daily - April 27, 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. Advocacy group wants survivor benefits for all military families who lose a service member to coronavirus
    (Stars and Stripes)
    Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a nonprofit and advocacy group for families of fallen service members, is looking to get the remainder of National Guard troops on federal status and to backdate it to help families of fallen receive federal benefits, such as monthly survivor compensation, education benefits or a death gratuity.
  2. IRS sets new May 5 deadline to get info from veterans who missed coronavirus checks
    (Military Times)
    Treasury officials have set a new May 5 deadline for veterans with dependents who missed out on coronavirus stimulus checks earlier this month, warning that some of the money could be delayed until spring 2021 if they don’t act soon.
  3. Harry launches mental health tool for military
    (Yahoo)
    Prince Harry has led the way in a new mental fitness tool aimed at helping people in the military with their well-being.
  4. Thousands participate in memorial parade for fallen Marine Raider
    (Marine Times)
    The family of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq last month had to postpone his memorial service because of restrictions on large gatherings in California to slow the spread of the coronavirus. On Sunday morning, they were surprised with a parade outside their Simi Valley home that began with a police helicopter flyover, followed by about 1,500 law enforcement vehicles, fire engines and cars.
  5. Navy Football Star Malcolm Perry Selected by Miami Dolphins in NFL Draft
    (Military.com)
    The highest-rated prospect from a service academy, Malcom Perry, was a seventh round NFL draft pick. Perry watched draft selection along with his parents, Malcolm Sr. and Bonnie, both of whom are United States Army veterans. The Miami Dolphins have partnered to provide game day experiences for families of the fallen through TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.

 

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 Family News

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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