The TAPS Daily - June 11, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. U.S. Hits 2 Million Coronavirus Cases As Many States See A Surge Of Patients
    (NPR)
    The U.S. has reached another dire landmark in its fight against COVID-19, surpassing 2 million confirmed cases on Wednesday. New coronavirus infections are rising in at least 20 states, even as restrictions on daily life continue to ease across the country.
  2. Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk
    (AP News)
    Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church saying his presence in uniform amid protests over racial injustice “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.”
  3. Senate panel votes to require Pentagon to rename bases named after Confederates
    (The Hill)
    The Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to the annual defense policy bill that would require the Pentagon to rename bases and other assets that are named after Confederate military leaders, a source confirmed to The Hill.
  4. Honor Flight cancels all trips for 2020, affecting 20,000 veterans
    (Stars and Stripes)
    The Honor Flight Network, which sends veterans to tour the war memorials in Washington, said Thursday it would cancel all trips to the nation’s capital through the end of 2020. Under normal circumstances, the network would have transported about 20,000 to Washington this year, the group estimated.
  5. This Air Force couple wants to help other service members get time to grieve deceased children
    (Military Times)
    Air Force Maj. Matthew Checketts and his wife Jessica felt so strongly about the need for service members to be able to take leave to grieve the loss of a child that they wrote a letter to members of Congress.
  6. How to Properly Dispose of Worn-Out U.S. Flags
    (Defense.gov)
    This Flag Day, June 14, many Americans will proudly fly the U.S. flag at their homes and places of work. But what do you do with it when it's old and ratty and you're ready for a new one? Just as there's etiquette for displaying Old Glory, there's also etiquette for disposing of flags in a dignified manner.
  7. Disneyland Plans To Reopen On July 17, But You're Going To Need A Reservation
    (BuzzFeed News)
    Disneyland and Disney California Adventure plan to reopen on July 17, but the world-famous parks will now require all guests to make a reservation before walking in.

 

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