The TAPS Daily - May 29, 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. Coronavirus started spreading in the U.S. in January, CDC Says
    (Today)
    The coronavirus began quietly spreading in the U.S. as early as late January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.
  2. June is PTSD Awareness Month
    (Veterans Affairs)
    The National Center for PTSD has put together resources to spread awareness about PTSD, but also to aid veterans with finding support.
  3. 77th Secretary of the Navy sworn in Friday
    (Navy Times)
    Kenneth J. Braithwaite was sworn in as the Navy’s 77th secretary during a socially distanced Pentagon ceremony on Friday.
  4. Updating our Air Force song to celebrate all of us
    (Air Force Times)
    General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, has made the decision to update all stanzas of the US Air Force song to better reflect the reality of today’s force by celebrating all who have and will step up to serve.(Op-Ed)
  5. U.S. missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates
    (CNN)
    The United States missed out on an early chance to catch imported cases of coronavirus earlier this year, genetics experts say in a new report.
  6. Coronavirus: Ghana War Veteran, 95, Walks 23KM to Raise Funds
    (Al Jazeera)
    WWII veteran Joseph Hammond logs 14 miles in a week as part of a fundraiser to support Africa's front-line workers.
  7. SpaceX-NASA launch: What to know ahead of Saturday's scheduled flight
    (CNN)
    SpaceX and NASA are, once again, gearing up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth's orbit.The next launch is slated for Saturday at 3:22 pm Eastern. But whether or not the rocket will actually take off will most likely come down to the weather forecast — again.
  8. Bus Drivers Arrange Aerial Tribute to Grads In Quarantine
    (Goodnews Network)
    Since the novel coronavirus shutdowns have canceled thousands of graduation ceremonies across the country, these devoted Ohio bus drivers went above and beyond the call of duty to honor their senior high school students.

 

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

 

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