The TAPS Daily - November 12, 2020


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  1. 6 U.S. service members among 8 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash.
    Military Times
    A helicopter belonging to an international peacekeeping force has crashed in Egypt, killing six U.S. troops among eight dead, according to the Multinational Force and Observers.
  2. Congress passes veteran mental health and suicide prevention bills on eve of Veterans Day
    Connecting Vets
    The package of bills, the Veterans Comprehensive Prevention, Access to Care and Treatment (COMPACT) Act includes nine parts intended to help prevent veteran suicides. TAPS has been instrumental in moving forward this critical legislation to strengthen veterans mental health care and suicide prevention.
  3. Biden plans to help veterans sickened by toxic exposure
    McClatchy
    President-elect Joe Biden’s plan includes expanding the list of presumptive conditions linked to toxic exposures and increasing dollars for research on impacts of TBI and toxic exposures.
  4. Fate of Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe's Medal of Honor now rests with the White House
    Military Times
    Senate lawmakers on Tuesday unanimously approved plans to award the nation’s highest military honor to Iraq War hero Alwyn Cashe. Now the decision is up to the president.
  5. The Falcons show support to the families of fallen heroes through TAPS
    The Falcoholic
    The team and its players, both current and former, have been active in helping military families of the fallen through TAPS Sports & Entertainment program and this month honored those who served as part of the NFL’s Salute to Service, of which TAPS is an official partner.
  6. Coronavirus Is Surging: How Severe Is Your State's Outbreak?
    NPR
    More than 10 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections and more than 240,000 have died. Explore the trends in your state.
  7. VA coronavirus cases reach record high for 10th consecutive day
    Military Times
    The VA on Veterans Day hit its 10th consecutive day of record-high levels of active coronavirus cases among patients, more than doubling infection levels in the last month alone.

 

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