The TAPS Daily - July 30, 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. Congressional Gold Medal awarded to the crew of the USS Indianapolis 75 years later*
    (Connecting Vets)
    In 1945 the USS Indianapolis conveyed components of the atom bomb to Japan on a mission that resulted in the ship’s sinking. This week the 8 surviving crew members were honored by Congress.
  2. John Lewis, Towering Civil Rights Icon, Memorialized At Atlanta Funeral
    (NPR)
    The funeral for Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights icon widely revered by his peers as "the conscience of the Congress," was held Thursday in Atlanta at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
  3. Mars Rover Launched to Mars to Search for Life
    (Connecting Vets)
    The biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover ever built blasted off for the red planet as part of a project to bring back the first Martian rock samples to be analyzed for evidence of ancient life.
  4. 3 Months Of Hell: U.S. Economy Drops 32.9% In Worst GDP Report Ever
    (NPR)
    The coronavirus pandemic triggered the sharpest economic contraction in modern American history, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
  5. Coronavirus hotspots ease, but officials warn normal is a long way off
    (The Hill)
    The number of new coronavirus infections in some states hit hardest by the pandemic in the last month is easing, but public health officials warn widespread transmission is still taking place.
  6. Trump: Justice Department, FBI investigating death of Vanessa Guillen
    (Task & Purpose)
    The Department of Justice is now involved with the alleged murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, President Donald Trump said after meeting with the soldier’s family.
  7. Withdrawing troops from Germany is a 'grave error,' lawmakers say
    (Connecting Vets)
    Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle have pushed against the Department of Defense's withdrawal of troops from Europe at the request of President Donald Trump.
  8. Russia jails 2nd ex-U.S. Marine Trevor Reed for 9 years amid criticism trials are political
    (ABC News)
    A Moscow court has sentenced a second former U.S. Marine to a long jail term in a trial that has fueled concerns the American veterans may have been targeted in Russia for political reasons.
  9. Former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain dies of COVID-19
    (AP)
    Herman Cain, former Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of a major pizza chain, has died of complications from the coronavirus. He was 74.

 

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

 

TAPS In the News

Other News

 

Banner photo courtesy of the School of Advanced International Studies | John Hopkins University.