The TAPS Daily - November 9, 2020


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Top 5 News Items

Today's Highlights

 

  1. Trump fires Defense chief Mark Esper
    The Hill
    President Trump on Monday announced he had fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper, a move that comes days after Joe Biden was projected to have won the presidential race.
  2. Court orders VA to pay retroactive benefits to thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans
    Connecting Vets
    The VA must redecide thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans' benefits claims that may have been wrongfully denied, and pay retroactive benefits, a federal judge ruled last week.
  3. Where President-elect Joe Biden stands on national security issues
    Defense News
    After five days of counting votes, former Vice President Joe Biden has been declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, unseating President Donald Trump.
  4. Jill Biden could make military families her cause again
    Connecting Vets
    As the former second lady, Jill Biden has championed troops and military families for years, including attending TAPS events. Now, she brings that experience back to the White House.
  5. U.S. surpasses 10 million COVID-19 infections
    The Hill
    The United States became the first country to surpass 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a grim milestone that comes as experts warn of a surge this fall and winter.
  6. We salute the Army Black Hawk crew who saved a child from hurricane floodwaters in Honduras
    Task & Purpose
    Amid the chaos in the world these days a video released by the Defense Department over the weekend of a Black Hawk crew rescuing a child from hurricane floodwaters is worth your time.
  7. This year's Marine Corps birthday video is a who’s who of service heroes
    Task & Purpose
    The Marine Corps puts out a video message every year in honor of its November 10 birthday, and this year’s video features a number of Corps heroes who continue to inspire Marines of today.

 

Veteran News

Veteran Day News

 

Grief / Mourning

Child Grief Awareness Month News

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

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  • The power of nature inspires and heals
    Military Times
    TAPS Outdoors shares how outdoor experiences can reduce mental fatigue, inspires, and helps us become better individuals. They recently launched “Breath of Fresh Air”, a program geared to encouraging survivors to connect with the outdoors, wherever they are, to find peace and healing.

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

 

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