The TAPS Daily - August 12, 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. Lawmakers push Trump to restore full funding for National Guards responding to pandemic
    (The Hill)
    Lawmakers are pressing President Trump to restore full federal funding for National Guard forces that are tasked with responding to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic across the U.S.
  2. Biden's VP Pick Opposes Boosting Defense Spending, But Supports Helping Vets and Families
    (Military.com)
    Senator Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee has stated her positions on national security, the Defense Department and the VA in more general terms on Capitol Hill.
  3. Pelosi: 'People will die' if coronavirus stimulus talks drag into late September
    (CNN)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she doesn't want stalled negotiations for another round of coronavirus relief to drag until the end of September, when government funds expire.
  4. Air Force helicopter shot at over Virginia, crew member injured
    (NBC News)
    An Air Force helicopter flying near Washington, D.C. Wednesday sustained gunfire from the ground. The Air Force and the FBI are investigating.
  5. My Body's Inevitable Slide Toward Entropy
    (Medium)
    A veteran shares the impacts to his health due to toxic exposure while deployed to an airbase in Uzbekistan called Karshi-Khanabad (K2) where they used to dump chemical weapons.
  6. How An Artist, A Toy-Maker, A College Student Use Their Skills To Fight The Pandemic
    (NPR)
    Here are six profiles of volunteers nominated by members of their communities who are making a difference in this pandemic.
  7. Everything You Need to Know About the Military and Sharks for Discovery Shark Week 2020
    (USO)
    It’s Discovery Shark Week 2020! Cable television’s longest-running series has been engrossing viewers since 1988. But did you know the U.S. military has special connections to sharks? 

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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