The TAPS Daily - June 3, 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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  1. How veterans can offset COVID financial hit threatening their retirement
    (CNBC)
    15% of veterans work in industries hit hardest by the financial impact of the coronavirus. Some of them also rely on personal investments for their retirement, and wonder how to weather recent market volatility.
  2. Historic nomination of first black service chief to move forward after lawmaker lifts secret hold
    (Defense News)
    The U.S. Senate is poised to confirm the first black chief of a military service branch after weeks long hold on nomination.
  3. Esper Says He Opposes Sending Active-Duty Troops Into Streets to Quell Protests
    (Military.com)
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday issued a remarkably strong statement in apparent opposition to the president, saying he opposes invoking the Insurrection Act and sending active-duty troops into the streets at this time to quell violent protests.
  4. Former Joint Chiefs chairman blasts Trump and the portent of U.S. troops on American streets
    (Navy Times)
    Retired U.S. Navy admiral and former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen spoke out Tuesday against the use of the National Guard and other personnel to clear protesters from outside the White House on Monday night before President Donald Trump walked over to the damaged St. John’s Church and held up a Bible for the cameras.
  5. Military children shouldn't be penalized for seeking mental health care, senators say
    (Military Times)
    Senators are seeking to end “undue discrimination” against military dependents and civilians with prior mental health conditions who seek to enter the military.
  6. Woman who was the last person to receive a Civil War-era pension dies at age 90
    (CNBC)
    Irene Triplett, daughter of Civil War veteran Mose Triplett, died Sunday following complications after surgery. She received a pension of $73.13 a month from the Department of Veterans Affairs for her father’s service, which began more than 155 years ago.
  7. WWII veteran brings uplifting message of patriotism to Utah on his ‘No Regrets Tour’
    (Desert News)
    A 100-year old veteran is on a nationwide “No Regrets Tour” — a campaign to raise awareness about the dwindling number of WWII vets by visiting all 50 states and meeting with all 50 governors and sharing a message of patriotism to a country in need of a morale boost.
  8. Together Since 1952, A Couple Separated When Coronavirus Hits Gets A Happy Reunion
    (NPR)
    For the past month they've been consistently improving. Last Friday, they moved back to their apartment, welcomed warmly by other residents and staff. It's been a long two months.

 

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  • We All Know Military Kids Have Talent. Let's See It!
    (Military.com)
    Military kids are the backbone of our families and often show us how resilient they are. During the coronavirus pandemic, they're missing out on recitals, performances and other opportunities to share their talents. In response, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation has stepped forward to host a Military Kids Have Talent virtual contest, a special opportunity just for milkids.
  • Olympian Army spouse becomes Titan for the Central Region
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Chantae McMillian Langhorst is an Army spouse of two years, currently stationed in Georgia while her husband trains to be a helicopter pilot. She's also a mama to one-year-old Otto, Olympic athlete and just won the coveted title of "Titan" for the central region on NBC's the Titan Games, hosted by "The Rock" Dwayne Johnson.

 

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