The TAPS Daily - September 16, 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. First Checks for Troops Go Out Under Trump's Controversial Payroll Tax Deferral Plan
    (Military.com)
    Most service members and DoD civilians received their first paychecks with a higher take-home total, thanks to a temporary payroll tax deferral plan rolled out by the White House.
  2. CDC Director: COVID-19 Vaccine Access Unlikely Before Next Year
    (NPR)
    Top Trump administration health officials testified a vaccine for COVID-19 is not likely to be widely available until next spring or summer.
  3. High School Closures During Pandemic Could Harm Military Recruiting Goals, General Says
    (Military.com)
    The historic closures of schools across the country during the coronavirus pandemic has military leaders bracing for challenges in meeting next year's recruiting mark.
  4. TRICARE Emergency Procedures due to Current Natural Disasters
    (Tricare.mil)
    TRICARE has expanded authorized emergency prescription refills in areas impacted by West Coast wildfires and Hurricane Sally.
  5. Social worker embarks on 50-state tour to mow lawns for veterans, Gold Star families
    (We Are The Mighty)
    This man plans to cut the grass of veterans, Gold Star families, Purple Heart recipients, POWs, those missing in action and families of active-duty service members in all 50 states.
  6. Smoke from west coast wildfires has drifted to New York and Washington, D.C.
    (The Guardian)
    Unprecedented fires have burned some 4.5m acres and smoke has made west coast air quality among the worst in the world.
  7. Hurricane Sally Drops 'Incredible Rainfall Totals' On Alabama And Florida
    (NPR)
    Hurricane Sally brought 100 mph winds and threat of historic flooding to parts of Alabama and Florida on Wednesday morning, after making landfall as a Category 2 storm.

 

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