The TAPS Daily - August 26, 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. Coast Guard ready to respond, urges safety preparations ahead of Hurricane Laura
    (United States Coast Guard)
    The Coast Guard is pre-staging response assets and urging safety precautions in the Gulf Coast region due to Hurricane Laura.
  2. Veterans Affairs has now reported more than 50,000 coronavirus cases
    (Military Times)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday surpassed 50,000 coronavirus cases among its patients since the start of the pandemic in March, with more than half of those positive tests coming in the last 50 days alone.
  3. Vehicle collision with Russians injures 4 U.S. troops in Syria
    (Military Times)
    In the most violent skirmish in months between U.S. and Russian forces in Syria, a vehicle collision in the eastern part of the war-torn country left American troops with concussions, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.
  4. Their Sons Died in Accidents at Fort Hood. Now, They're Joining Forces to Call for Change
    (Military.com)
    Parents of service members who died recently in military vehicle accidents are joining together to call for changes to safety procedures during training to prevent future deadly accidents.
  5. Federal judge rules DoD’s policy unlawfully slows immigrant troops’ path to citizenship
    (Military Times)
    A federal judge Tuesday struck down a Defense Department requirement that service members serve for six months or a year before being eligible for an expedited path to citizenship.
  6. A Navy SEAL’s tips for surviving a hurricane
    (Military Times)
    As Category 4 Hurricane Laura barrels full-steam towards the Gulf Coast, residents are preparing to be battered by the system, which is expected to bring 140 mile-per-hour winds and an “unsurvivable” 20-foot surge of flooding Wednesday night.
  7. Marines who appeared in Trump RNC video did not violate DoD policy, Corps says
    (Task & Purpose)
    Two Marines who opened doors for President Donald Trump during an event that was featured during the Republican National Convention were just doing their jobs, the Corps said in a statement.
  8. ‘Restore LAW and ORDER!’: Trump to send federal law enforcement, National Guard to Kenosha
    (KRON 4)
    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, Wisconsin amid deadly and violent protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

  • 4 reasons military spouses need to vote
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Active duty military spouses, uniquely positioned between military service and civilian life, are arguably as important to the election process as their service member counterparts.
  • Military spouses’ best financial advice
    (American Legion)
    Military spouses from across the nation share tips about ways to empower other military families to take control of their finances.

 

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