The TAPS Daily - May 14, 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. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Opens its Doors to the American People
    In the wake of the devastating impact of COVID-19, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) has made available nearly 30 years of resources, information and hopeful healing to the American people.
  2. Made with Prayers and Good Wishes
    A surviving spouse is getting through the virus craziness by knitting prayer shawls for patients at a local nursing home and the hospice facility.
  3. USSF and ULA to honor COVID-19 responders with 'America Strong' launch
    (SpaceForce.mil)
    The U.S. Space Force and United Launch Alliance will honor all front-line workers and COVID-19 first responders while paying tribute to those affected by the pandemic during a launch mission scheduled for May 16 at 8:24 a.m. Eastern.
  4. Century-old memorabilia box opened at Arlington Cemetery
    (Army.mil)
    An interdisciplinary team recently unsealed a memorabilia box more than a 100 years old at Arlington National Cemetery, in honor of the Memorial Amphitheater’s centennial.
  5. General Martin Dempsey | No Time For Spectators
    (The Jordan Harbinger Show)
    TAPS Board Member, General Martin Dempsey, talks us through his latest book, No Time for Spectators: The Lessons That Mattered Most from West Point to The West Wing.
  6. Here's how to deal with quarantine, according to a retired Air Force colonel, former astronaut
    (Air Force Times)
    Retired Air Force Col. and former astronaut Greg Johnson knows a thing or two about isolation. Now, he’s sharing some ways in a video posted by NATO to manage the lack of human interaction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. #GraduateTogether - America Honors the High School Class of 2020
    A one-hour primetime special hosted by the LeBron James Family Foundation will celebrate the graduation of more than 3 million high school seniors across the country. The ceremony airs live Saturday, May 16 simultaneously across ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, as well as a broad alliance of social media and streaming platforms.
  8. Penguins wander empty art museum, director says they seem to prefer Caravaggio over Monet
    (The Hill)
    The penguins at the Kansas City zoo have been lonely without visitors during the coronavirus pandemic, so their human caretakers decided to take them on a field trip to the local art museum.

 

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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