The TAPS Daily - May 5, 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. Make the Most of Time at Home: Share Your Loved One's Story
    Preserve your veteran's legacy in the Library of Congress so that others will have an opportunity to learn of their service, and be inspired by their actions.
  2. Commemoration of VE Day 75th anniversary goes virtual
    (Military Times)
    Events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped one organization from putting together a series of programs specifically designed to adhere to the unique age of social distancing.
  3. INSPIRED by kindness: General delivers ice cream in his homemade truck to combat quarantine blues
    (We Are The Mighty)
    As the United States approaches two months in quarantine, people from all walks of life are starting to feel the effects of social distancing and continued isolation. Retired Air Force Lt. General Stanley E. Clarke III, his wife Rebecca and their daughter Kelly Reynolds, decided to change that narrative.
  4. 51-year-old crushes ACFT, readies for BCT graduation and EOD school
    (Army Times)
    Sgt. Michael Murray arrived for basic combat training this February as part of his reenlistment with the Florida National Guard’s 221st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company in Camp Blanding. In order to rejoin, he had to resign his previous commission as a captain and re-enter as a sergeant, the release said.
  5. 3 Marines Tackle, Subdue Threatening Passenger on Long-Haul Flight
    (Military.com)
    Three Marines who sprang into action to restrain a hostile and disruptive fellow passenger are now being recognized by their unit commanding officer for their bravery and quick thinking.

 

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TAPS In the News

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

 

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Military News

 

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