The TAPS Daily - May 12, 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. National Guard's top general tests negative for COVID-19
    (Task and Purpose)
    The head of the National Guard Bureau has tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for a second time in a row after a scare over the weekend, defense officials announced on Monday.
  2. Gen. Martin Dempsey on CBS This Morning
    (@CBSThisMorning)
    TAPS Board Member, Gen. Martin Dempsey, discusses his new book "No Time for Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most From West Point To The West Wing" examining the qualities that make great leaders.
  3. 100 dead in Navajo Nation as coronavirus spreading at "alarming rate,"
    (Newsweek)
    The novel coronavirus has killed 100 of the more than 3,100 confirmed patients in the Navajo Nation, a Native American territory spanning 27,000 square miles across parts of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.
  4. How a journalist smoked the new Army PT test
    (We Are The Mighty)
    As the Army prepares for the widespread deployment of its new Combat Fitness Test, Vice News journalist Alzo Slade tried his own hand at the test, scoring top marks in five of the six events while also talking to instructors and Maj. Gen. Malcom B. Frost, the top officer overseeing the transition
  5. Nazi swastikas at veterans cemeteries prompt outrage, but VA calls them protected history
    (Military Times)
    Veterans Affairs officials are rejecting calls to remove gravestones bearing Nazi swastikas at a pair of federal veterans cemeteries, saying they have a duty to preserve the historic markers. At issue are three grave sites with unclaimed remains of enemy troops from World War II.
  6. 21 Great Military Appreciation Quotes
    (Military.com)
    Americans and other world leaders have given us wise and witty military appreciation quotes since long before Military Appreciation Month was officially designated in 1999. These quotes help us put into words our feelings about our troops and what their service means to our nation.

 

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

  • Grover's Tips for Military Kids
    (Military.com)
    Here are some of the time-tested ways Sesame Street’s Grover has navigated tough situations, and his tips for military kids going through the same things.

 

Across the TAPS Family

Across the TAPS Family

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

 

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