The TAPS Daily - May 19, 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. Annie Glenn, Widow Of U.S. Sen. John Glenn, Dies At 100
    (Huffington Post)
    Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday at age 100 of COVID-19 complications.
  2. This Memorial Day video from a Gold Star business will shatter you
    (We Are The Mighty)
    Feltman's — a veteran and Gold Star family owned and operated company — understands the kind of loss when a loved one is ripped away and the kind a community shares when rocked by tragedy. It's the kind of loss Americans — and people all across the world — are feeling now.
  3. Turning Devastation into Hope
    Surviving sibling shares her work on the PREVENTS task force - established to change the culture surrounding mental health and suicide prevention to empower veterans and address suicide.
  4. CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a second special coronavirus town hall for kids and parents on May 30
    (CNN)
    CNN is partnering with "Sesame Street" for a second special town hall about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents. "The ABCs of COVID 19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents" will air on Saturday, May 30, at 10 a.m. ET and tackle issues such as summer safety, play dates, schooling and how kids and families around the world are creatively coping during these challenging times.
  5. Woman hunting for sea glass in Alaska finds Navy dog tag lost during WWII
    (Navy Times)
    Lost dog tag found on Alaska beach led to research to track down the owner and the eventual return of the memento to a World War II sailor’s surviving family.
  6. ‘Hard stop’: States could lose National Guard virus workers
    (Politico)
    More than 40,000 National Guard members currently helping states test residents for the coronavirus and trace the spread of infections will face a “hard stop” on their deployments on June 24 — just one day shy of many members becoming eligible for key federal benefits, according to a senior FEMA official.

 

Memorial Day News

Memorial Day News

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

  • Guard deployments may end one day short of mark needed for retirement, education benefits
    (Military Times)
    Tens of thousands of National Guard troops responding to the coronavirus pandemic could see their deployments halted one day short of qualifying for a host of veterans benefits, according to a new report from Politico released Tuesday.
  • Group Says Veterans Could Be Excluded From CARES Act Grants
    (Inside Higher Ed)
    ​College students who are veterans of the U.S. military could be disproportionately denied emergency aid grants under the CARES Act because of the way the Education Department is interpreting congressional intent in passing the coronavirus relief package, according to a report from Veterans Education Success, a nonprofit advocacy group.
  • Here Are the 2020-2021 Post-9/11 GI Bill Rates
    (Military.com)
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the Post-9/11 GI Bill rates for the 2020-2021 school year. These rates will be effective on August 1, 2020. The Montgomery GI Bill and Dependents' Education Assistance programs will see a rate change on October 1, 2020.
  • Lack of military funerals during pandemic frustrates families of veterans
    (WRAL)
    The military suspended funerals with full honors for veterans two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing concerns. The lack of an honor guard, "Taps" and other tributes is troubling to the families of some veterans who have recently died.
  • FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19
    (FDA.gov)
    FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems. Does not affect FDA-approved uses for malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.

 

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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