The TAPS Daily - April 30, 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. TAPS Dog Blog with Beamer Burleson
    Beamer is a very good boy. Today he helps his TAPS Family honor his fellow therapy animals with his own pawed out thoughts on providing unconditional love and support to his human. 
  2. Blue Angels, Thunderbirds scheduled to fly over Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta this weekend
    (Military Times)
    The Navy’s Blue Angels and the Air Force’s Thunderbirds are slated to conduct formation flights over those Baltimore, Washington, and Atlanta on Saturday to honor essential workers and health care personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. COVID-19 Can’t Stop Gary Sinise and the National Memorial Day Concert
    (Military.com)
    Plans are changing every day, but the National Memorial Day Concert will come off as scheduled on Sunday, May 24. Of course the current pandemic has required some changes, so Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will host the special television event without the risks brought by a public gathering. Gary Sinise is a good friend and supporter of TAPS. 
  4. Naval Academy to graduate the Class of 2020 over a 10-day period
    (Navy Times)
    Much like the rest of the country, each of the U.S. military’s service academies has had to make unusual adaptations to longstanding traditions in an effort to stifle the spread of COVID-19.
  5. Sailors send off Bob — a very good military working dog — after a stellar career
    (Navy Times)
    After nearly six faithful years of service, Bob, a black Labrador retriever who also previously worked alongside Marines, clocked out of his military working dog gig for the final time.
  6. In midst of crisis, Air Force veteran sings ‘God Bless America’ nightly from his yard
    (Task and Purpose)
    Every day, David Brubaker helps feed the hungry and assist others in need in central Brevard County. Every night, he takes a minute to feed his soul, standing in front of his house to sing "God Bless America" and offer a musical message of hope in the midst of a global pandemic.

 

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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