The TAPS Daily - June 18, 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. Supreme Court blocks Trump from ending DACA in big win for Dreamers
    (NBC News)
    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as Dreamers, to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S.
  2. Defense secretary announces review that aims to increase racial equity and diversity in U.S. military
    (CNN)
    Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced an ambitious and sweeping internal review Thursday aimed at improving diversity and "ensuring equal opportunity across all ranks" of the U.S. military.
  3. American COVID-19 death toll surpasses U.S. troop deaths in World War I
    (Connecting Vets)
    In the two years the United States fought in WWI, more than 116,500 service members died. The COVID-19 pandemic has now claimed nearly 118,000.
  4. Science to drive vaccine efforts, not politics, nominee pledges
    (Roll Call)
    The Army general tapped to lead the federal government’s efforts to develop and mass-produce a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year pledged Thursday to base his decisions on science and not politics.
  5. Beloved Coast Guard dog Onyx passes away after 13.5 years of being a very good girl
    (Task & Purpose)
    A beloved U.S. Coast Guard comfort dog has died after more than a decade on the job in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

 

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