The TAPS Daily - September 14, 2020


Welcome to The TAPS Daily - your source for some of the latest news, resources, and thought pieces from across the military and veteran community during the COVID-19 response.


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Today's Highlights

 

  1. Federal Workers And Lawmakers Are Pushing Back On Trump's Forced Payroll Tax Deferral
    (NPR)
    With major companies opting out of the president's tax deferment, the administration is making it a requirement for the one employer the president can control — the federal government.
  2. VA Data Breach Leaves Personal Info of 46,000 Veterans Exposed
    (Military.com)
    Hackers have tapped into personal information of more than 46,000 veterans kept by the VA, gaining access to data such as Social Security numbers, officials said Monday.
  3. How Many Troops Are Dying in Training Accidents And Why?
    (Connecting Vets)
    More service members have died in training accidents than in combat every year since 2015.
  4. Map: See how the wildfires across the Western U.S. compare to where you live
    (NBC News)
    See how the size of the fires in the Western U.S. look when overlaid on your town.
  5. Army COVID-19 vaccine may produce a side benefit: Cure for the common cold
    (McClatchy)
    Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are advancing a vaccine that may be able to prevent strains of the common cold in the future.
  6. ‘This all could have been prevented’ — Inside the disappearance and death of Vanessa Guillén
    (Task & Purpose)
    Vanessa Guillen joined the Army in 2018. Her widely-publicized death at Fort Hood has forced a reckoning at the highest levels of the Army. But she was more than just a soldier.
  7. Montgomery family gifts late son’s car to U.S. Army veteran
    (The Courier)
    One family’s loss has turned into a blessing in disguise for a Montgomery County military veteran who has been gifted a car to help steer his life in a new direction.

 

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