The TAPS Daily - September 15, 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. Amid Postal Delays, Senator Wants Assurances on Military Absentee Voting
    (Military.com)
    A former Democratic presidential candidate is using her position on the Senate committee responsible for election oversight to press for improvements to absentee voting for U.S. troops.
  2. Gulf Coast military bases brace for Hurricane Sally
    (Military Times)
    Military installations on the northeastern Gulf Coast braced for heavy winds and torrential rain on Tuesday as Hurricane Sally approached the shoreline.
  3. Haze Spreads Across U.S. As Wildfires Continue To Tear Through The West
    (NPR)
    Wildfires in the Western U.S. continue to blaze, with much of the activity centered in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
  4. Trump awards Army aircrews who rescued hundreds during California wildfire
    (Army Times)
    President Donald Trump awarded seven California National Guard soldiers the Distinguished Flying Cross on Monday for rescuing 242 campers trapped by the massive wildfires.
  5. Study hints COVID-19 may have been in the U.S. as early as December
    (CNN)
    Researchers believe they have evidence the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in the U.S. as early as late December, about a month before the current timeline  shows.
  6. VA's active coronavirus cases decline, but deaths continue to mount
    (Military Times)
    Active coronavirus cases in the VA health care system are at their lowest levels in nearly three months, but remain on pace to add another 600 deaths from the illness by the end of the month.

 

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