The TAPS Daily - May 7, 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. Department of Defense Victory in Europe Day Commemoration Scheduled for Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.
    (Defense.gov)
    The Department of Defense will broadcast a virtual Victory in Europe Day commemoration Friday, May 8, 10:30 a.m.
  2. Pentagon Lifts Onerous Proof Requirements for Student Military Survivor Benefits
    (Military.com)
    For college students who are the beneficiaries of a parent's military survivor benefits, the twice-yearly requirement that they verify their enrollment status at a school just got a whole lot easier.
  3. Officials Mull Opening Arlington Cemetery to the Public for Memorial Day
    (Military.com)
    The Defense Department has yet to decide whether the traditional wreath-laying and other ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery will be open to the public for Memorial Day, cemetery officials said Wednesday.
  4. Puppies Bring Stress Relief to Those Fighting COVID-19
    (Defense.gov)
    New York National Guard soldiers, airmen and active duty and civilian medical providers fighting COVID-19 in New York City are getting the benefit of licks and a wagging tail to lift their spirits.
  5. Welcome to your first deployment, America
    (The Green Notebook)
    Those of us in uniform are grateful for you. If I may now be of further service to you, America, and provide a few tips on how to survive (and thrive) now that we're all in this deployment together.
  6. American Red Cross launches virtual stress management workshop for veterans, military families
    (News 5 Cleveland)
    The American Red Cross has launched an online, interactive workshop to help the military community manage pandemic-related stress and anxiety.
  7. Second lady, senior spouses to participate in virtual town hall for Military Spouse Appreciation Day
    (Marine Corps Times)
    Military spouses are invited to join a virtual town hall beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, May 8 for a discussion of experiences and challenges spouses are facing during this coronavirus pandemic, and ways to support them. Second lady Karen Pence will offer remarks, followed by Hollyanne Milley, wife of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army Gen. Mark Milley.

 

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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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Across the TAPS Family

 

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