Suicide, now seen as a tragedy usually resulting from mental illness or despair, no longer automatically prevents families from receiving all benefits. But some suicides — by those of “sound mind” — are still determined to be misconduct, not “in the line of duty.”
The military saw a slight increase in active-duty suicides in 2014, while the suicide rate among National Guard and reserve members saw a significant decrease from the previous year, according to the latest annual report on military suicides from the Pentagon.
Don Tipton doesn't know exactly where he'll be on the 22nd of each month. But he plans to always be standing in a high-traffic area, holding a sign to show support for his fellow veterans — and to raise awareness of their risk for suicide.
A growing number of dissatisfied POW families are angry that enlisted POWs who survived captivity and made it home are denied full honors — most notably, an escort and the iconic horse-drawn caisson — at the nation’s most hallowed cemetery.
James Shaw Jr. wanted to do more for the Waffle House shooting victims' families, so he organized a fundraiser. By late Monday afternoon, Shaw had raised more than $40,000 for the victims and their families through a GoFundMe page.
The Huawei phones, which are being sold by TKS, an Army and Air Force Exchange Service concessionary and subsidiary of Vodaphone, could be used to gather sensitive information, according to U.S. intelligence agencies.
China’s only operational aircraft carrier — the Liaoning — and an unspecified number of ships conducted anti-aircraft and anti-submarine warfare training that included detecting enemy aircraft with radar and launching jets and anti-aircraft missiles, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday.