The TAPS Daily - June 8, 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. DoD Hotline Gets Flood of COVID-19 Exposure Complaints
    (Military.com)
    In just one month of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a Defense Department hotline created to report legal violations, fraud and abuse received nearly 150 complaints alleging improper protective protocols to stop the spread of the disease.
  2. As more Americans head out, 22 states are seeing jumps in new coronavirus cases
    (CNN)
    While states lift more restrictions and more Americans go out to socialize or protest, almost half of US states are seeing higher rates of new coronavirus cases. But the situation would have been much worse had states not shut down, a new study says.
  3. Pride Month: taking care of veterans, celebrating those who served
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Veterans with LGBT and related identities are less likely to seek out routine health care, largely due to fear of discrimination. This can lead to long-term health problems. VA is working to create an environment where these veterans feel comfortable visiting and talking openly with providers.
  4. Rooting for the Home Team: D.C. Air National Guard F-16 Gets a Baseball Makeover
    (Military.com)
    As stay-in-place orders start to lift, giving hope that air shows and sporting events might resume, the District of Columbia Air National Guard is debuting a special paint job on an F-16 Fighting Falcon in honor of the home team.
  5. How to Celebrate Flag Day with Kids
    (Military.com)
    Flag Day, which conveniently coincides with the Army's birthday, is one of those holidays that we love. It gives us a good reason to fly our flag proudly and to display our Americana décor. It's also a great opportunity to teach our children all about Old Glory.

 

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