The TAPS Daily - September 30, 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. Here's What’s in the $2.2 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Proposal for Veterans and the Military
    (Military.com)
    A $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief package unveiled by the House contains provisions for both the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments for costs related to pandemic response.
  2. One of first female Ranger School graduates leads Honor Guard for Justice Ginsburg
    (WRBL)
    In a fitting tribute, one of the Army’s first female Rangers led the Honor Guard for Justice Ginsburg who spent her legal and judicial career fighting for women like Capt. Shaye Haver.
  3. Sgt. James Stoddard Jr. died 15 years ago today. Now some in want a stadium named for him
    (Capital Gazette)
    A local community has rallied behind this TAPS family since their hero, Army Sgt. 1st Class James J. Stoddard Jr., was killed 15 years ago today.
  4. 9 discarded military ballots weren't fraud, Pennsylvania election chief says
    (Military Times)
    It appears an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots in Pennsylvania amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud,” the state’s top elections official said.
  5. Ex-FDA employees express worries to Congress over politicization of vaccines
    (The Hill)
    Experts and former FDA officials say they worry public confidence in a COVID-19 vaccine is being undermined, potentially leading people to reject the vaccine when one is available.
  6. 9/11 Guantánamo Trial Delayed Until At Least August 2021
    (NPR)
    The setbacks keep piling up in the long-delayed 9/11 case in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
  7. 6 Reasons You Should Try Telehealth If You Haven't Already
    (Military.com)
    Your health is important, your time is valuable and your concerns are valid. Try telehealth for your next appointment and see whether it works for you.
  8. Americans Say COVID-19 Has Given Them a Newfound Appreciation of Nature
    (Good News Network)
    A majority of Americans say they have a new appreciation of nature during quarantine.

 

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