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.
Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military.
President Donald Trump has selected a Raytheon executive and Gulf War veteran to lead the military’s largest service, in his third attempt to fill the Army secretary job, according to an administration official.
A former Navy SEAL who was the only member of his team to survive a fierce fight with the Taliban didn’t get everything quite right when he recounted the battle and his subsequent rescue at an event this spring in Washington.