The TAPS Daily - June 30, 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. White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019
    (AP)
    Top officials in the White House were aware in 2019 of reports indicating Russia was offering bounties for the deaths of Americans, according to those with direct knowledge of the intelligence.
  2. CDC expert says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to contain as other countries have
    (The Hill)
    An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that the coronavirus is spreading too widely and quickly to contain and expects it to continue to circulate.
  3. Pentagon Lifts Travel Ban in All States Except Florida, California, Michigan
    (Military.com)
    Troops and families based have been given the OK to resume regular travel except for some states that continue to see troubling rise in coronavirus.
  4. WWII Vet Carl Reiner, Beloved Creator of 'Dick Van Dyke Show,' Dies
    (Military.com)
    Legendary writer, actor, and director, Carl Reiner, has died at age 98. The celebrated Hollywood and Broadway icon served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
  5. He saved the lives of five US troops. Now this Afghan interpreter is an American citizen
    (Task & Purpose)
    Just ahead of Independence Day celebrations, an Afghan interpreter who saved the lives of five soldiers officially became an American citizen on Monday.
  6. SpaceX launch of third GPS-III satellite, SV03 honors former commander
    (Space Flight Insider)
    Tuesday’s SpaceX launch includes a special dedication by the 45th Space Wing honoring Space Force Colonel Thomas Falzarano who recently passed away after 26 years of dedicated service.
  7. 82-year-old and his millennial friend bond over Zoom during pandemic
    (CNN)
    Volunteers helping to reduce elder isolation shift their connections online to maintain bonds.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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