The TAPS Daily - June 2, 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. 'I Am George Floyd:' Top Enlisted Airman Voices Outrage, Calls for Justice Review
    (Military.com)
    Hours after Defense Secretary Mark Esper called American streets "the battlespace" for which the U.S. military should preserve dominance amid protests and riots across the nation, the Air Force's top enlisted leader published an emotional post likening himself to African Americans who died as a result of police brutality, and asked fellow leaders and citizens to work toward "making things better."
  2. Goldfein: 'Every American should be outraged' at police conduct in death of George Floyd
    (Air Force Times)
    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein denounced the death of George Floyd and the conduct of the Minneapolis police who killed him in a strongly-worded memo Monday night.
  3. As many National Guard now activated in U.S. as active duty troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan
    (CNN)
    As thousands across the U.S. take to the streets for another day of protests demanding justice for George Floyd, more than 17,000 members of the National Guard are standing ready to support local law enforcement. That represents approximately the same number of active duty troops deployed in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
  4. 27 Powerful Moments Of Hope During The Protests Over George Floyd's Death
    (BuzzFeed)
    While images of violent clashes and looting so often dominate media coverage of the protests, quieter moments of peace, learning, and understanding can go overlooked.
  5. Army researchers say a COVID-19 vaccine could be available by the end of the year
    (Task and Purpose)
    A senior U.S. army vaccine researcher said on Tuesday it was reasonable to expect that some sort of coronavirus vaccine could be available to some parts of the U.S. population by the end of the year.
  6. 'First Super Tuesday Of The COVID Era': Voting Amidst Protests, Pandemic
    (NPR)
    Facing a pandemic that continues to spread through the United States and protests nationwide over the killing of another black man at the hands of police, voters headed to the polls Tuesday in more than half a dozen states.
  7. The first and only female Buffalo Soldier joined the Army disguised as a man
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Before women were allowed to join the military, Cathay Williams decided that she wouldn't let her gender, or the color of her skin, get in the way of her ambitions. She became the first known African American woman in American history to join the armed forces by disguising herself as a man.

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Trauma / Mental Health

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

  • Face of Defense: Sibling-Soldiers
    (Defense.gov)
    For Army Maj. Nicholas Fiore, Maj. Elyse Pierre and Capt. Carolyn "Nina" Fiore, family ties bolster their shared commitment to duty and service. Raised in a military family, all three siblings graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, before embarking on their Army careers.

 

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