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Past articles by Jennifer:

Thousands of Afghans on American military bases await resettlement.

Many who left the country in August are waiting for medical and security screenings and flights from overseas that were halted by measles. → Read More

Agencies That Issued Mandates Before Biden’s Push Show Some Early Success

The military and Department of Veterans Affairs see vaccination rates increase, as do some companies and states, but they have a long way to go. → Read More

The U.S. military will mandate Covid-19 vaccines for troops.

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said he will issue the order once the F.D.A. has fully approved the vaccine. If that hasn’t occurred by mid-September, he may seek to do it anyway. → Read More

V.A. Issues Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers, a First for a Federal Agency

Employees who provide direct patient care have eight weeks to get inoculated against the coronavirus or face penalties including possible removal. → Read More

Aperol Granita Recipe

Forget the spritz This refreshing granita is yet another way to use up that bottle of Aperol This recipe, from Balena in Chicago, freezes Aperol with gelatin, grapefruit and orange juices → Read More

Gillibrand teams up with Hawley on a measure to combat sexual assault in the military.

The lawmakers are on opposite ends of nearly all things political, but they are working together on a bill designed to improve the military’s response to sexual assault. → Read More

After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for years to remove commanders from deciding assault cases. Now, more colleagues and a Pentagon panel agree. → Read More

World War I Memorial in Washington Raises First Flag After Years of Wrangling

As the United States withdraws from its longest war, a memorial that recognizes one of its most complicated ones officially opened in Washington, D.C., on Friday. → Read More

Senate Confirms Austin, Installing First Black Defense Secretary

The retired general was approved overwhelmingly, after Congress granted him a waiver from a law restricting those who are retired from military service fewer than seven years from leading the Pentagon. → Read More

Congress Grants Waiver to Austin to Serve as Defense Secretary

The action paved the way for a historic vote on Friday that will make Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, the first Black American to lead the Pentagon. → Read More

Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks

The nation’s military has a history of downplaying white nationalism and right-wing activism, but the siege of the Capitol has created a new urgency for dealing with them. → Read More

Biden’s Pick for Defense Secretary Unlikely to Be in Job on Administration’s First Day

The nominee, Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, must obtain a congressional exemption from a law that bars recent active-duty officers from serving in the top Pentagon job. → Read More

Rosemary Collins, Singer and Choir Director, Dies at 51

Her tastes ran from Meat Loaf to Mozart and she brought that spirit of eclecticism to her jobs in schools and a church. She died of complications of the coronavirus. → Read More

Biden’s Pentagon Pick Reignites Debate Over Civilian Control of Military

Congress would need to approve a waiver for Lloyd J. Austin III, a recently retired general, to serve in the civilian post, four years after President Trump’s first defense secretary received one. → Read More

Michèle Flournoy Again Finds Her Shot at the Top Pentagon Job Elusive

President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to instead nominate retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III enraged many of the women Ms. Flournoy elevated from the trenches of national security policy. → Read More

Trump Suggests Gold Star Families May Be to Blame for His Infection

The president, who is counting on support from military members and their families, suggested for the second time in a week that they might have spread the coronavirus at the White House. → Read More

Trump Cites the V.A. as a Central Achievement. But Troubles Simmer.

The department’s long litany of problems has left some questioning why President Trump is trying to make his record there a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. → Read More

The QAnon Candidates Are Here. Trump Has Paved Their Way.

The conspiracy theorists accuse Democrats and even fellow Republicans of being beholden to a cabal of bureaucrats, pedophiles and Satanists. President Trump has cheered them on. → Read More

A #MeToo Moment Emerges for Military Women After Soldier’s Killing

Women in the military say the horrific killing of Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen has swept the nation, galvanizing even civilians to the cause. → Read More

How to Have Friends Over Safely

Keep the tables six feet apart, ask people to bring their own (everything) and stock up on pretty paper hand towels. → Read More