The TAPS Daily - July 9, 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. Russian Ambassador Calls Reports of Bounty Program To Kill U.S. Soldiers a 'Downright Lie'
    (Washington Post)
    U.S. media reports of a Russian bounty program to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are a “downright lie,” Moscow’s ambassador in Washington said Wednesday, and are “poisoning the atmosphere of cooperation” on Afghan peace between the two countries.
  2. It's official: A woman is joining the ranks of Army Special Forces for the first time in history
    (Task & Purpose)
    A woman has successfully finished Army Special Forces training and is joining the elite Green Berets for the first time in U.S. military history.
  3. Will wearing a face mask protect you from COVID-19? It’s complicated. Here are the 5 biggest mask myths
    (MarketWatch)
    Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a lot of confusion regarding face masks. Wearing face masks between April and May averted 230,000 coronavirus cases, one study concluded.
  4. Here’s how the Air Force is remembering its first female pilots
    (Air Force Times)
    To recognize these pioneers’ accomplishments, the Air Force Education and Training Command renamed the Martin Hall Conference Room to the Trailblazer Room at the AETC headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph in Texas last month.
  5. With coronavirus cases surging, VA’s ‘fourth mission’ now covers 46 states, Wilkie says
    (Federal News Network)
    As new coronavirus hotspots have emerged across the U.S., the Department of Veterans Affairs has deployed nearly 1,000 of its own medical professionals to 46 states as part of its “fourth mission.”
  6. WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic is ‘accelerating’ and ‘getting worse’
    (New York Post)
    The director-general of the World Health Organization warned this week that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating and the virus has not reached its peak worldwide.

 

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