The TAPS Daily - October 30, 2020


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Eagles will wear decals to honor two fans who made the ultimate sacrifice
    Philadelphia Eagles
    With the help of the TAPS, the Eagles' helmets will feature a decal honoring local fallen heroes when they play the Dallas Cowboys in their November 1st NFL Salute to Service game. TAPS is a Salute to Service Partner of the NFL. Families and their fallen loved ones are recognized and honored in a variety of ways during Salute to Service month.
  2. What to Expect When a Service Member Is Killed or Injured
    Military.com SpouseBuzz
    What to expect from the casualty notification process.
  3. We salute the Marine who rushed to aid an injured police officer after a motorcycle wreck
    Task & Purpose
    Marine officer awarded for aiding police officer injured in motorcycle accident.
  4. Amid civil unrest, National Guard arrives in Philadelphia
    Stars & Stripes
    The Pennsylvania National Guard arrived in Philadelphia on Friday following days of unrest after a Black man with mental health issues was shot and killed by police.
  5. COVID news: U.S. adding cases faster than 1 per second; Congressional panel blasts Trump
    USA Today
    The U.S. reported 88,521 new coronavirus cases, a record for one day.
  6. A new Pentagon report on sexual assault in the military is a wakeup call to a ‘systemic’ problem
    Task & Purpose
    A new report released this month reaffirms a depressing truth: the U.S. military's handling of sexual assault is abysmal.
  7. Rare Halloween 'Blue Moon' is a spooky treat for us all
    Space.com
    A truly special confluence of spookiness; a Halloween full moon visible for all time zones on Earth hasn't happened since 1944. It won't happen again until 2039.
  8. Daylight savings 2020: Experts call for end due to COVID-19
    NY Post
    There’s now a renewed call for a nationwide end to the pesky tradition of changing the time twice yearly. It’s led by medical experts, lawmakers and frazzled parents.
  9. How to Save Money on Groceries and Lower Food Waste
    Military.com
    Food waste is no small problem. In the U.S, an estimated 30% to 40% of food is thrown away.

 

TAPS In the News

TAPS In the News

 

Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

Grief / Mourning

Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

 

 

Survivor News

Military Family News

  • The Military Mama Gift Guide
    Military.com SpouseBuzz
    This straightforward guide is a rundown of the top four items MilMoms said they simply cannot live without in their sometimes single, sometimes dual parent lifestyle.

 

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