The TAPS Daily - May 11, 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. CNO to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, National Guard Bureau Chief tests positive
    (Military Times)
    Two top U.S. military leaders are now in quarantine after one tested positive for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus and another was exposed to a family member with the disease.
  2. Veterans Groups, VA Brace for Surge in Demand for Mental Health Care
    (Military.com)
    The VA and its partner mental health providers have kept thousands of veterans in treatment during the coronavirus pandemic through telehealth appointments. But as job losses and increased social isolation take an extended toll, some veterans' advocates worry the already understaffed VA medical facilities can't keep up and that telehealth isn’t enough.
  3. We are all serving right now: The military spouse's guide to surviving a pandemic
    (CNN)
    Americans writ large are worried sleepless about their loved ones and putting food on the table. Isolation is shaking their mental health. Working from home while caring for children seems impossible. This is all familiar territory for military families. Brianna Keilar shares coping skills from across the military family community.
  4. How to honor Memorial Day from home this year
    (The News & Advance)
    Even if things are opening back up in your area, spending Memorial Day weekend at a crowded beach is still not a great idea this year. Instead, help honor those who served with these ideas.
  5. Army veteran, ‘Seinfeld’ actor Jerry Stiller dies at 92
    (Task and Purpose)
    Celebrated actor Jerry Stiller, passed away at age 92. The father of actor, Ben Stiller, enlisted in the Army during World War II and used his G.I. Bill to gain a degree in speech and drama. It led to a storied career in stage, television, and film culminating in his Emmy nominated role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld.
  6. Set your Alarm: Jupiter, Venus, and the Moon will be Aligning to form a smiley face
    (Physics-Astronomy)
    The world needs a reason to smile right now. The cosmos is happy to provide a rare alignment of planets and moon on May 16.
  7. VIDEO: Research Groups Find Wreck of 'Unsinkable Battleship' USS Nevada
    (US Naval Institute)
    The USS Nevada (BB 36) has been found nearly 3 miles below the surface of the Pacific about 65 nautical miles southwest of Pearl Harbor, a team of researchers announced today.

 

Memorial Day News

Memorial Day News

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

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

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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