The TAPS Daily - August 24, 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.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. National Guard and U.S. Military Helping to Fight California Fires
    (Military.com)
    The National Guard and U.S. military have sent assistance to the site of massive fires in Northern California that have burned hundreds of homes and spurred the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.
  2. Missing Fort Hood soldier a victim of 'abusive sexual contact,' Army says
    (Yahoo News)
    Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, a Fort Hood soldier who has been missing for five days, was recently transferred to a different unit because he was the victim of "abusive sexual contact," U.S. Army officials said Saturday.
  3. USAA donates $30 million to support military families, veterans during COVID-19
    (CBS13 KRCG)
    USAA announced it's donating $30 million to benefit 24 organizations assisting military families during COVID-19USAA is a supporter of TAPS.
  4. These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test
    (Yahoo News)
    As states have opened back up, some are now tightening restrictions, and travelers may not be free to come and go as they please amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  5. Gov. Abbott declares State of Disaster for 23 Texas counties, mobilizes National Guard
    (ABC KVUE)
    On Monday, Governor Abbott said more than 70 members of the Texas Army, Air National Guards, and Texas State Guard with the Texas Military Department (TMD) have been activated and are prepositioning throughout Texas.
  6. Several NFL Teams Halt Workouts After COVID-19 Testing Irregularity
    (Sports Illustrated)
    Multiple NFL teams are altering or canceling their football activities on Sunday after results from Saturday's COVID-19 testing from a laboratory in New Jersey returned positive results. TAPS is a Salute to Service partner of the NFL.

 

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