The TAPS Daily - October 23, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. New Law Extends VA Mental Health Counseling to More Guard and Reserve Members
    Military.com
    The Vet Center Eligibility Expansion Act extends VA mental health services to Guard and Reserve who didn’t deploy but participated in certain domestic operations.
  2. VA poised to help women veterans fight their battle against cancer
    Connecting Vets
    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Department of Veterans Affairs is developing a National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence.
  3. 241 service members died today 37 years ago in the Beirut barracks bombing
    Connecting Vets
    On October 23, 1983, a suicide bomber killed 241 service members in an attack on barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.
  4. Silent killers: These are the invisible, respiratory dangers that put our service members at risk
    We Are The Mighty
    The operational tempo of the last two decades has exposed military personnel to a myriad of dangers on and off the battlefield.
  5. U.S. Tops 70,000 Coronavirus Cases In 1 Day — Heights Not Seen Since July
    NPR
    U.S. cases have been rising sharply since the middle of September.
  6. Study: Universal mask-wearing could save 130,000 lives by spring
    The Hill
    Universal mask-wearing could prevent nearly 130,000 deaths from COVID-19 through February.
  7. Pizza to the Polls offers free pizza in exchange for your democratic responsibility
    The Hill
    Pizza to the Polls is planning to deliver free food to polling places with long lines.
  8. NASA astronauts cast 2020 election votes from space
    FOX 5 DC
    NASA is proving nowhere is too far to exercise your right to vote.
  9. An Upcoming Tom Hanks Flick Follows a Civil War Vet Through the Wild West
    Military.com
    Tom Hanks reunites with "Captain Phillips" director Paul Greengrass for the new movie "News of the World," due for release by Universal Pictures on Christmas Day.

 

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