The TAPS Daily - September 18, 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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  1. 4 Things to Know About POW/MIA Recognition Day
    (Military.com)
    You Are Not Forgotten – that's the central phrase behind the POW/MIA remembrance movement which honors America's prisoners of war, those who are still missing in action and their families.
  2. Pentagon rewriting pandemic playbook after study faults COVID-19 response
    (Politico)
    In confronting COVID-19, the Pentagon failed to initially account for the “global nature” of a modern pandemic.
  3. Three Weekend Habits To Boost Happiness And Productivity
    (Forbes)
    Every weekend gives you the chance to start your new work week in high gear. It’s important to consciously choose fulfilling activities that disconnect you from the work of the just-finished week.
  4. State Department, Officials Accidentally Feature Navy Planes in Air Force Birthday Messages
    (Military.com)
    It's the Air Force's 73rd birthday. To celebrate, top officials and government agencies have posted photos commemorating ... the U.S. Navy.
  5. Army Issues New Memo About Protecting Bases from Climate Change
    (Military.com)
    The U.S. Army is so worried about climate change, which it has identified as a national security threat, that it issued a new directive September 11 requiring planners and managers to establish resilience measures against natural disasters, according to a service news release.
  6. Here comes the first day of fall! The autumnal equinox is Tuesday.
    (USA Today)
    Our long, hot summer is finally coming to an end on Tuesday, September 22 with the autumnal equinox, which marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

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Government Relations / Benefits

Government Relations / Benefits

 

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Grief / Mental Health / Wellness

  • 6 Ways to Exercise While Stuck at Home
    (Military.com)
    It’s tempting to forget about your New Year’s fitness goals during a national crisis, but movement gives us vital mood-boosting endorphins and stress relief. Here are six ways to get a solid workout in without leaving the house.
  • Shorter Sleep Leads to Less Joy From Positive Experiences
    (Technology Networks)
    New research from UBC finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day--and they don't find as much joy in the good things.
  • The Upside Of Virtual Grieving
    (Refinery29)
    We can use our times of solitude — as we might have to go back into isolation periodically — to contemplate and appreciate the lives we get to live, while paying our quiet dedication to those who are gone.
  • When the world’s in crisis, we need ‘grief leaders.’ Here’s how to be one.
    (World Newj)
    Grief management helps ease ache by speaking successfully, acknowledging grief has occurred, recognizing and honoring losses, and ultimately, supporting those affected in discovering which means and starting to transfer ahead.

 

Military News

Military News

 

Veteran News

Veteran News

  • The long road to an independent Air Force
    (Air Force Times)
    The National Security Act of 1947’s primary purpose was to merge the Department of War and the Department of the Navy into the National Military Establishment, to be headed by a secretary of defense. Further, it authorized the establishment of the Air Force as an independent service, marking the culmination of a national debate that had begun four decades earlier.
  • This non-profit organization works to recover WWII MIAs still missing
    (Navy Times)
    Friday marks 41 years since then President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a national day of remembrance for those Americans captured or still missing from war. In the last 26 years, Project Recover has helped bring 30 of America’s heroes home.

 

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