The TAPS Daily - November 17, 2020


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  1. Acting SECDEF assures end of 'generational' Mideast wars in partial drawdown
    Military Times
    Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller announced the U.S. will draw down its troop levels to 2,500 in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the new year.
  2. After public outcry, SECARMY directs Arlington National Cemetery to allow holiday wreaths
    Military Times
    Army Secretary Ryan D. McCarthy has directed Arlington National Cemetery to reverse course and allow the annual wreath laying at veterans' graves by Wreaths Across America.
  3. A 'Sacred Obligation:' Jill Biden Pledges Support for Military Families as First Lady
    Military.com
    In her first widely broadcast appearance since the election, Jill Biden pledged continued support for military families -- an extension of the work undertaken when she served as second lady
  4. Navy Commander Victor Glover is the first Black astronaut on the International Space Station
    Connecting Vets
    Navy Commander Victor Glover arrived on the International Space Station Tuesday morning making history as the first Black crew member aboard the ISS.
  5. Thanksgiving on Zoom: Your family get-together can surpass 40 minutes
    USA Today
    Zoom announces no time limits on family video get-togethers for Thanksgiving.
  6. New Orleans Mayor Cancels Mardi Gras Parades In 2021
    NPR
    Parades will be prohibited at New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration in 2021 to limit the spread of the coronavirus, Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office said Tuesday.

 

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