The TAPS Daily - July 28, 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. $29 Billion in Military Funding Tucked Inside Proposed Coronavirus Relief Package
    (Military.com)
    The proposal contains $29 billion in funding for the Pentagon overall and would reimburse defense companies for coronavirus-related expenditures.
  2. Guard officer said violence against White House protesters upset troops on support mission
    (Military Times)
    A National Guardsman testified Tuesday military members were left upset and confused by the violent force used on June 1 to clear an area near White House ahead of a presidential photo op.
  3. Attorney General William Barr testifies before House Judiciary Committee
    (CBS News)
    Attorney General William Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the Justice Department's conduct in recent matters including use of force on protestors.
  4. Fauci rebukes Trump’s renewed push for ineffective COVID-19 treatment
    (Politico)
    Dr. Anthony Fauci dismissed dubious medical claims President Trump tweeted and vowed to continue his role as the country’s top infectious disease expert despite attacks from White House.
  5. Buffalo Soldiers Day: How Black soldiers laid the foundation for equality in America
    (NBC Local)
    July 28, 1866, is the day the first regular Army regiments made up of all African American soldiers were formed. They would be known as Buffalo Soldiers.
  6. At 88, this Army veteran is a historical rarity — the living son of a slave
    (Stars & Stripes)
    As unlikely as it might seem, at 88-years old Army veteran Daniel Smith is a member of an almost vanished demographic: The child of an enslaved African American.
  7. Killer whale who grieved for 17 days carrying her dead calf is pregnant again
    (CNN)
    Two years ago, the world watched with a heavy heart as a mother orca carried along her dead new-born for more than two weeks. Now, that same orca is pregnant again.

 

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