The TAPS Daily - August 21, 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. Congress Confronts USPS DeJoy on Veteran Prescription Delays
    (Connecting Vets)
    Lawmakers on Friday confronted U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on reported delays in USPS service, which has affected some veterans' prescription deliveries.
  2. Life and death at Fort Hood, the Army’s most crime-ridden base
    (Stars & Stripes)
    In addition to an increase in homicides at Fort Hood, Texas, the number of violent crimes committed by soldiers at the base this year — and since 2015 — is alarming.
  3. World Health Organization head hopes COVID-19 pandemic ends in 'less than two years'
    (PBS News)
    The head of the World Health Organization says he hopes the world can end the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years — less time than it took for the 1918 flu pandemic to be stopped.
  4. COVID-19 Pandemic's Child Care Options: Risks And Strategies For Staying Safe
    (NPR)
    Day care, grandparent, pod or nanny? How to manage the risks of pandemic child care.
  5. Movie theaters reopen this weekend, but attendance is in question
    (CNBC)
    AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Marcus Corp and other major theater chains are reopening their doors to the public Friday after five long months of being shuttered due to the coronavirus.
  6. Trio of Heroes Who Stopped Paris Train Attack Look Back, Five Years Later
    (Military.com)
    What was supposed to be a relaxing train ride from Amsterdam to Paris for three childhood friends on Aug. 21, 2015 turned out the opposite.
  7. Operation Graphic Hand: Troops turned mailmen in times of USPS trouble
    (Connecting Vets)
    The military has a long history of ensuring postal service continuity in emergencies. 

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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