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Elizabeth Howe

Elizabeth Howe

Assistant Editor, Defense One

Elizabeth Howe is assistant editor at Defense One. Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., she moved with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years. She earned a B.A. and M.A. at Virginia Tech and has experience in defense journalism, social media management, and podcasting. She is also zookeeper to two dumpster cats and a German Shepherd.
Elizabeth Howe is assistant editor at Defense One. Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Md., she moved with her Air Force family 16 times in 18 years. She earned a B.A. and M.A. at Virginia Tech and has experience in defense journalism, social media management, and podcasting. She is also zookeeper to two dumpster cats and a German Shepherd.
Defense

Army Suicide Numbers for 2022 are ‘Significantly Lower,’ Army Secretary Says

A proposed $99 million gym in Alaska is at the top of the service chief's unfunded priorities list.

Defense

In About-Face, Army Expects to Shrink Next Year

Chief of Staff McConville says recruiters need to reach families whose children have not served.

Workforce

Teleworking DoD Civilians May Be Recalled to In-Person Work

Two years after the pandemic sent DOD into “maximum telework,” Thursday’s memo points the way toward a new new normal.

Defense

Reports of Sexual Assault, Harassment at Military Academies Spike

The number of reports likely still represents only a small portion of actual instances of sexual assault and harassment.

Defense

The Army’s New Decades-Long Climate Strategy Has No Budget

The strategy includes a list of tangible objectives but no corresponding cost estimates.

Defense

Defense Department Grants First Religious Waivers for COVID Vaccine

Two Marines are the first successful applicants among the 18,500 U.S. troops who have sought exemption from the vaccination mandate by citing religious beliefs.

Defense

Denials, Not Approvals, Greet Troops’ Religious Vax Exemptions

No service has yet publicly announced that any service member has received a religion-based exemption from the Pentagon’s COVID-vaccination mandate.

Defense

Army Commanders Relieved Over Vaccine Refusal

Battalion COs among the six soldiers removed from their jobs as service deadline passes.

Defense

Inflation Deepens Food Insecurity for Military Families

SecDef Austin rolls out tools for leaders, orders up plan to fix the problem.

Defense

Army Recruiters on TikTok Dance Around Ban To Reach Gen Z

As threat worries subside, one sergeant has nearly half a million followers on the China-based app—and the Army wants her advice.

Defense

Air Force Will Miss Its COVID Vaccination Deadline by a Few Percent

The service’s Nov. 2 goal is nearly a month earlier than those of its sister services.

Defense

We ‘Blew It’ On Battling COVID Disinfo, Say Army's Pandemic Response Leaders

The U.S. Army scrutinized its response to the pandemic, and found fault with its strategic communications efforts.

Defense

Catholic Troops Can Refuse COVID Vaccine, Archbishop Declares

“No one should be forced to receive a COVID-19 vaccine if it would violate the sanctity of his or her conscience,” Broglio wrote.

Defense

Army Chief: We’re Not Pushing Critical Race Theory

“What we’re trying to build is teams where everyone treats everyone with respect,” McConville said.

Defense

No US Military Dogs Were Left Behind in Afghanistan, DOD Says

Pentagon officials say the caged dogs in viral photos aren’t military working dogs, all of which were evacuated.

Defense

13 US Troops Killed, More Injured, in Terrorist Attack at Kabul Airport

10 Marines among the dead; they were securing one of the last gates open for Afghans, Americans to escape.