The TAPS Daily - June 26, 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. Coronavirus: U.S. hits record high in daily cases
    (BBC)
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said up to 20 million Americans total may have been infected with coronavirus during pandemic thus far.
  2. Grim COVID-19 milestones for Veterans Affairs: 20,000 cases, 1,500 deaths in the last 100 days
    (Military Times)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs this week reached a series of new, grim milestones related to the coronavirus pandemic, including topping 20,000 cases since the nationwide crisis began.
  3. Trump administration urges end to ACA as pandemic surges
    (PBS News)
    As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act.
  4. Appeals court rules use of military funding for Trump border wall construction 'unlawful'
    (NBC News)
    A federal appeals court ruled Friday the Trump administration does not have the authority to use military funding to pay for construction of a border wall.
  5. The Marine Corps Marathon is still on for now. But there will be less time to finish.
    (Stars & Stripes)
    COVID-19 will not stop you from ‘Running with the Marines’ this year. You just have to run faster.
  6. AWOL “Russian spy whale” is now living his best life in Scandinavia
    (Military Times)
    A beluga whale purported to have been a Russian spy has found a new home in Scandinavia where he frequently interacts with locals who have named him, Hvaldimir.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

  • PTSD Awareness Day: Talking About a Silent Disorder
    (Red Cross)
    PTSD Awareness Day, June 27, is a great opportunity to talk with family and friends and learn more about this disorder and how it affects those around us, particularly our service members.
  • Help Raise PTSD Awareness
    (VA.gov)
    June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day. Help spread the word that effective treatments are available for the over 8 million people in the United States who suffer from post traumatic stress
  • Art Allows Expression When There are No Words
    (TAPS)
    A military survivor's passion for art was reawakened after losing his son. Now, acrylic pouring is one way he honors his son and finds joy and healing.

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

 

TAPS In the News

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