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VICENZA, Italy -- A couple found dead in a suspected murder-suicide on Monday have been identified as a retired U.S. Army major and his Russia-born wife. Maj. Bradley Kinser, formerly a strategic intelligence research officer for U.S. Army Africa who retired in 2015, was found dead by local authorities ...
Rescue workers carry a body of a victim following a suicide attack in Maiduguri, Nigeria Monday, April 2, 2018. Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamic extremists attacked two villages on the outskirts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri late Sunday, killing at least 15 people, the military said Monday. (AP ...

When she invited others to speak, women raised the topics of military sexual trauma and suicide. "Unfortunately, sexual assault is still happening, but the National Guard "has embraced the issue and is holding people accountable," Sanders-Udo said. One veteran said she'd lost a fellow soldier during ...
After preliminary investigations, police are working on the hypothesis that the couple died in a murder-suicide, according to local paper Vicenza Today. The daily also cited police officers as saying the woman had likely been killed on Easter Sunday, before her husband killed himself either the same ... US soldiers Italy

A celebrated doctor at an affiliated facility of Fourth Military Medical University in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, has committed suicide, according to a March 19 Twitter post from user Fan Xiaoke. Chinese authorities have not yet confirmed his death. According to the post, Li Jinge jumped from ... Chinese Military
As the coordinator for Redstone Arsenal's Survivor Outreach Services program, Branson works with those who have lost Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from all causes - war, cancer, car accidents and suicide. While many of the moms, dads and wives she meets proudly proclaim that their loved ...
Slingluff's friends suffer from PTSD, and one, Alex Cuevas, died by suicide. Slingluff and Army veteran Nehemiah Oatis said they care about their military brothers and want to help those suffering after their service. Stephanie Vincent, vice president of Brazoria County Mission 22, said the group wants to do ...
Euromaidan Press: Military prosecutor says over 518 suicides among Ukrainian soldiers. By EuroMaidan press. Published March 4. Updated March 4 at 11:40 am. A soldier walks in a trench at a frontline positions near Avdiyivka on Oct. 10, 2017. Photo by Volodymyr Petrov. Popular on social media. Kovaliv: Stick to IMF ...
A North Korean defector recently revealed that the military has assembled a brigade of suicide bombers who are ready to attack the enemy with armed ... Conservative Japanese politicians such as Shintaro Ishihara continue to extol the virtue of young soldiers who sacrifice themselves in novels and films, ...
At least 11 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 13 wounded in a suicide bomb attack at an army base in the Swat Valley. The Pakistani Army issued a statement saying a single attacker blew himself up on February 3 at an "army sports area" where soldiers were playing volleyball as civilians watched.
A 62-year-old veteran killed himself in the waiting room at the VA medical center in St. Louis, Missouri, authorities say. In an earlier veteran suicide incident in St. Louis, a report released in December 2016 by the VA Office of the Inspector General said St. Louis VA health care officials ...
The agency stated, "We have checked with Lee Joon's family and the report about him showing his slit wrist, attempting suicide, or being transferred to 'Green Camp' are all not true. Lee Joon's family is in deep shock after reading the report. We ask you to refrain from making reports for the mental stability of Lee Joon and ... VA Hospital
The tipping point in his long, arduous history of depression and suicide, much of it involving the military, came when Mercado spoke with Justin Miller, one of his soldiers in Iraq. Justin's story. In the fall of 2014, Justin Miller was falling apart. He was struggling with his transition out of the military and what he ... VA Hospital
As the mother of a soldier, death was something Stacey Burnham feared for her daughter, the entire time she was serving overseas in Korea. "It was awful. I couldn't wait until she got home." She never imagined losing her daughter to suicide. "This was not even on our radar--not on anyone's radar.". VA Hospital

Dressed head to toe in red, white, and blue, these military veterans and current service members skate to raise awareness of the suicide rate among veterans. In recent years, this rate was about 22 .... “I want to go out of business; I want to be down to zero” veteran suicides, he says. “I want to have to pay for ... VA Hospital
Some organizations and causes say that roughly 22 veterans per day commit suicide. After adjusting for differences in age and sex, risk for suicide was 22 percent higher among veterans when compared to non-veteran adults, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. These suicides are ... VA Hospital
Her fellow Fort Bragg soldiers repaired the car through “Caliber Collision's Changing Lanes Academy” and the National Auto Body Council's “Recycled Rides” program. Over the past five years, Caliber Collision and its partners have donated nearly 200 vehicles valued at more than $2.5 million to veterans, ... VA Hospital
The annual event honors fallen soldiers and brings inspiration and support to Gold Star families left behind. ... Suicide among military veterans is especially high in the Western U.S., with Montana, Utah, Nevada and New Mexico having the highest rates of veteran suicide as of 2014. Through a partnership ... VA Hospital
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing government departments to try to prevent suicide among military veterans by treating mental health problems before they become more serious. Trump's order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans ... VA Hospital
The Israel Defence Forces have revealed that 2017 witnessed the highest number of suicides among its soldiers since 2011, Al-Resalah reported on Wednesday. A spokesman for the IDF said that ... The first suicide of an Israeli soldier in 2018 occurred overnight on Wednesday. According to the Jerusalem ... VA Hospital
Sixteen of the 55 Israeli soldiers who died last year committed suicide, a report based on army statistics said Tuesday. ... The army claims suicides declined 50 percent compared with the early 2000s. However, the number of overall losses rose more than 30 percent as 41 soldiers were killed in 2016. VA Hospital
Tom Carroll, was killed along with seven other soldiers in an Army National Guard plane crash in the mountains of Alaska. ... developing best practices for suicide “postvention,” the care provided to stabilize families in the wake of a suicide and reduce the effects of trauma, and the risk of additional suicides. VA Hospital
Some survivors are offered help, some deal alone with pain of military suicide ... Suicide has hit home this year for some two dozen military families across Tampa Bay, including those left behind by a soldier from Tampa and by a Marine veteran — still carrying .... 17, about 10 percent of total suicides here. VA Hospital
There are countless studies that show the risk of suicide is higher among those who served in the military when compared to civilians. The Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes this issue and is taking steps to better identify and support those who served who are at risk of taking their own life. VA Hospital
In collaboration with America's Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, researchers from University of Alabama will conduct a 4-year, $2.9 million study to assess risk factors related to suicide, early mortality and self-harm among military veterans. Led by Karl Hamner, PhD, director of ... VA Hospital
An American flag is draped over the coffin containing the remains of Sgt. Brandon Ketchum. The 33-year-old Marine Corps and Army veteran served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He committed suicide on Friday, July 8. Hours before he passed, Brandon posted a message to Facebook, saying he asked the ... VA Hospital
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) ISIS has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shia cultural center in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, that left 41 people dead and dozens injured. ... Both the Afghan capital and the wider country are beset with attacks on its military, police and civilian populations. VA Hospital
New Delhi, A total of 92 personnel from the three armed forces have committed suicide in 2017, with the army having the highest number, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. Minister of State for ... Among the sailors, there have been four suicides this year, five in 2016, three in 2015 and four in 2014. VA Hospital
Among the Army officers, there were four suicides in 2016, one in 2015 and two in 2014. In the Navy, which has lowest suicide rate in the three services, there were no incidents of suicide among the officers in 2014, and 2015, while in 2016 and 2017 saw one suicide each. Among the sailors, there have ... VA Hospital
15, it happened again. This time, two Afghans in a truck that appeared to be carrying fruit detonated their hidden explosive cargo, killing a Romanian soldier and wounding at least one more nearly fatally, the American soldiers said. “He's a full-blooded American,” Young said, referring to the amount of U.S. ... VA Hospital
There are countless studies that show the risk of suicide is higher among those who served in the military when compared to civilians. The Department of Veteran Affairs recognizes this issue and is taking steps to better identify and support those who served who are at risk of taking their own life. VA Hospital
An Israeli soldier who threatened to commit suicide was kept on base by his company commander, as punishment. In a written ... He was treated there and met a hospital psychiatrist, who approved his return to the base but clarified that the soldier urgently needed to see the military mental health physician. VA Hospital
That sentence bears repeating: Deep inside East Germany, in the midst of a vast Soviet military and secret police apparatus, a small group of U.S. ... This writer was once told by an ex–Special Forces soldier (who hadn't served in Berlin) that the Soviets had photos of all the members of the detachment. VA Hospital
The results showed that the risk of suicide among male veterans of all ages was 36 per cent higher than men who had never served in the Canadian military, which was cause for concern. But even more worrying was that the risk was significantly higher among younger male veterans, with those under 25 ... VA Hospital
Accidents, suicides, ailments kill 1,600 soldiers every year ... NEW DELHI: Without going to war, India loses around 1,600 military personnel every year. ... accidents claim the lives of over 350 soldiers, sailors and airmen every year, while another 120 personnel take the extreme step of committing suicide. VA Hospital
Suicides by top Chinese leaders are extremely rare in post-Mao China. “Evading the punishment of Party discipline and law by committing suicide was disgusting conduct,” a PLA Daily commentary stated. The commentary made clear that Zhang was investigated for his links with Guo Boxiong and Xu ... VA Hospital
Praljak's suicide was not the first during The Hague trials: Croatian Serb war crimes suspect Slavko Dokmanovic hanged himself in his cell in 1998, and fellow Croatian Serb ... However, it did allow part of Praljak's appeal, finding that Mostar's Old Bridge had been a "military target at the time of the attack". VA Hospital
So, when the former Bosnian Croat military commander suddenly threw back his head and drank what he said was poison from a small bottle after his 20-year war crimes sentence was upheld by a U.N. court on Wednesday, many Croats watching the drama unfold on live TV thought it was yet another bluff. VA Hospital
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, announced the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act has been officially implemented in the Indiana National Guard. The legislation, pushed by Donnelly, seeks to prevent military suicide by requiring all service members, including guard, reserve and active duty, ... VA Hospital
“In committing suicide to avoid punishment from the party and the country's laws, Zhang Yang's action was abominable,” said a commentary released by the People's Liberation Army Daily, the military's official newspaper. The commentary called General Zhang “two-faced” and his suicide “shameful.”. VA Hospital
Law implemented to prevent military suicides ... Joe Donnelly in 2014, the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act was signed into law as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. It requires all service members to ... Between three and seven service members commit suicide in Indiana each year. VA Hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's a tragedy that has become sadly commonplace, soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines surviving combat, only to take their own lives. A local widow hoped to raise awareness about depression after her husband, a soldier, became the latest unfortunate statistic. Kailtin Conner said she ... VA Hospital
Chhattisgarh has witnessed most suicides among security forces in 2017 ... CAPF soldiers committed suicide, while 208 lost their lives fighting. VA Hospital
A suicide blast in eastern Afghanistan killed at least 8 people Thursday and ... soldiers were wounded when their convoy was hit by a suicide ... just 20 kilometers from Bagram, the largest U.S.-run military base in the country. VA Hospital
Suicide attack kills senior police official in Peshawar ... The Pakistani military says it has killed more than 3,500 members of armed groups over ... VA Hospital
Fourth-annual Candlelight Vigil for Military and Veteran Suicides in ... Over 70 soldiers and vets have died by suicide after serving in the ... VA Hospital
Studies show that about 20 veterans each day commit suicide. ... of personal belongings, many of them relating to their own military careers. ... for a book about soldiers in the Vietnam War, called “The Things They Carried.”. VA Hospital


 

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