The TAPS Daily - July 1, 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. Pentagon report says Russia working with Taliban to expedite U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
    Russia has been actively working with the Taliban and other groups inside Afghanistan in order to expedite the withdrawal of U.S. troops from that country, according to a Pentagon report.
  2. Trump: I'll Veto Defense Bill to Keep Confederate Base Names
    (Military.com)
    President Donald Trump has vowed to veto a massive defense bill against sentiment in his own party and imperiling a pay raise for troops in order to retain Confederate honors at some bases.
  3. Guillen family attorney says they 'believe' missing Fort Hood soldier's remains were found
    (NBC News)
    The family of a missing Ft. Hood soldier say they believe her remains have been found. Police announced a person wanted in connection to the case has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  4. Coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients tripled in June
    (Military Times)
    The number of active coronavirus cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients tripled in June, with more than 4,100 active cases at 138 medical sites spread across the country.
  5. Increased testing and regional outbreaks are to blame for military’s COVID-19 spike, officials say
    (Military Times)
    As of Wednesday, 12,521 troops have been diagnosed with COVID-19 bringing the total overall Defense Department cases to 18,071, an increase of 24 percent in the past week.
  6. Where Are Coronavirus Cases Getting Worse? Explore Risk Levels County By County
    (NPR)
    A new, online risk-assessment map allows people to check the state or the county where they live and see a COVID-19 risk rating based upon the number of new daily cases.
  7. Prince Harry Surprises Diana Award Charity
    (People)
    Prince Harry called into a ceremony honoring young people who have done extraordinary things in Princess Diana's name. TAPS took part in the ceremony as a partner of The Diana Award.
  8. A Capitol Fourth
    (PBS)
    America’s Independence Day celebration, A Capitol Fourth, marks 40 years on the air, broadcast to millions of viewers on PBS and the American Forces Network.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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