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Past articles by Elizabeth:

2nd top Pentagon official resigns this week after passed over for promotion

A second top Pentagon official resigned this week after being passed over for a departmental promotion. → Read More

In a reversal, Army now 'open' to conversation about renaming bases named after Confederate leaders

The U.S. Army said it's now "open" to a conversation about renaming bases originally named after Confederate military leaders and the Navy will ban Confederate flags. → Read More

New hotel found for Utah National Guard troops in DC after billing dispute

Utah National Guard troops operating in the nation's capital have a new hotel, after an apparent billing dispute led to their eviction. → Read More

Defense secretary reverses order, keeps soldiers in DC area after opposing Insurrection Act for George Floyd protests, calling for accountability in his 'murder'

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday called for accountability in George Floyd's "murder," said he opposes using active duty troops in protests. → Read More

Pentagon defends defense secretary's call to 'dominate the battle space' in response to civil unrest

The Pentagon is defending Defense Secretary Mark Esper's use of the term "battle space," following criticism from retired military officers and congressional leadership. → Read More

What the National Guard can and can't do in Minneapolis

Here's what the National Guard can and can't do in Minneapolis and why the active duty U.S. military has no role. → Read More

Gen. Dempsey, Army band perform song inspired by America's resiliency during COVID-19

A new song adaptation, titled "America," is performed by the U.S. Army and inspired by the nation's resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

'Risk of a mass breakout' at ISIS prison camps in Syria: report

There remains the "high impact risk of a mass breakout" of Islamic State prisoners from detention camps in Syria, according to a new U.S. government report. → Read More

Army Secretary says it's important to keep soldiers training safely: Exclusive

The Army secretary talks to ABC News about how the U.S. Army can get soldiers back training during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

29 soldiers receive Purple Hearts following Iran missile attack

Purple Hearts were issued to soldiers who suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile attack on a base in Iraq. → Read More

Inside the Army's 24/7 lab working to develop a unique coronavirus vaccine

ABC News was invited inside the Army lab now open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in pursuit of a coronavirus vaccine. → Read More

Cadet finishing college classes in a tent, braving cold weather and farm animals

Cadet William Taylor is finishing his college semester in an orange tent. In the cold. In the middle of a field. → Read More

At Arlington National Cemetery, military funeral includes social distance, face masks: PHOTOS

On the rolling hills of Arlington National Cemetery, a group of soldiers stood on either side of Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Belch's casket. But this funeral was different. → Read More

Military chaplains see increased turnout as services go virtual amidst coronavirus pandemic

Military chaplains across the nation are seeing an increased turnout as religious services have gone virtual amidst the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Air Force evacuates 3 government contractors with coronavirus from Afghanistan

Three Defense Department contractors who tested positive for the novel coronavirus were evacuated out of Afghanistan on Saturday, according to the Air Force. → Read More

Nearly 2K US troops currently have the novel coronavirus: Pentagon

Nearly 2,000 U.S. service members currently have the novel coronavirus, according to new data published by the Defense Department on Thursday. → Read More

Military 3D-printing face shields, reusable N95 masks to address hospital shortages

The U.S. military is 3D-printing face shields, designing reusable plastic N95 masks and sewing surgical masks to increase the supply of critical medical equipment. → Read More

This isolation system is how the Air Force will transfer coronavirus patients

The Air Force is training medical professionals to operate an isolation system used to safely transport patients with infectious diseases aboard military aircraft. → Read More

Pentagon asked to provide 85 refrigerated trucks, 100K body bags for coronavirus response

The Defense Department has been tasked with providing 85 refrigerated trucks and 100,000 body bags to assist state health agencies with mortuary affairs. → Read More

How the US military is being utilized in responding to coronavirus

The U.S. military could be tasked with providing additional resources and personnel to help the United States combat the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country → Read More