The TAPS Daily - May 27, 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. Weather forces scrub of Crew Dragon launch with two former military test pilots aboard
    (Military Times)
    Launch scrubbed over weather concerns. Next attempt will be 3:22 p.m. Saturday.
  2. Army reservist who died of coronavirus had just become a father
    (Stars and Stripes)
    Army Sgt. Simon Zamudio, 34, a reservist from Illinois, died Friday due to complications from the coronavirus at a suburban Chicago hospital, military officials said Wednesday.
  3. Redefining Self-Care in the age of COVID-19
    (TAPS)
    Instead of self-care as self-indulgence or avoidance, perhaps it is as any activity that forces us to participate in our emotions, our lives and our bodies.
  4. A survivor of  'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' and cancer just became an Air Force major—from her porch
    (Task and Purpose)
    With Memorial Day and Saturday’s Armed Forces Day fresh on our minds, Cruise’s story underscores the fact that while all servicemen and women are making a sacrifice for their country, each individual’s sacrifice is unique — and hers is particularly powerful.
  5. Senator Calls on Pompeo to Save Soldier's Medal of Honor from Auction
    (Military.com)
    A Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. Army private for a heroic rescue during the Spanish-American War will be auctioned off this week in Germany -- if, that is, steps are not taken to halt the sale.
  6. Disney proposes partial reopening of Walt Disney World on July 11
    (Reuters)
    Walt Disney Co aims to begin reopening its Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando, Florida on July 11, a company executive said on Wednesday.
  7. 7 Ways to Keep in Touch with Family for Free
    (Military.com)
    Looking for the best way to stay connected over long distances? Thankfully, there’s a video app for that. Which apps and programs work best for keeping in touch with family and other uses? Here’s a rundown.

 

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

 

Coronavirus Key Updates

Other Coronavirus News

  • NHL announces return to play plan
    (NHL)
    While there are still details to work out, the NHL made key return-to-play announcements on Tuesday. NHL teams are partners of TAPS through the TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.
  • Women's soccer league to return to play next month with Utah tournament
    (The Hill)
    The National Women’s Soccer League will resume play in June, playing 25 games in two Utah stadiums without spectators. The NWSL is a partner of TAPS through the TAPS Sports & Entertainment program.
  • U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000
    (Today)
    The number of deaths from the coronavirus in the United States topped 100,000 on Wednesday, a bleak moment that arrived after months of stark public health measures upended the lives of millions of Americans and battered the country's economy.
  • Health officials nervously eye emerging hotspots
    (The Hill)
    Public health officials are nervously eyeing cities that may become the next epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic as new models point to increased rates of transmission.
  • Trump committed to July 4 celebration despite concerns about coronavirus
    (Stars and Stripes)
    The White House said Tuesday that President Donald Trump remains committed to holding a Fourth of July celebration in the nation's capital even as Democratic lawmakers from the region warn that the area will not be ready to hold a major event due to safety concerns about the coronavirus.

 

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