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Liberty-OVE founder: Repercussions feared for getting help

Nov. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A rash of suicides tied to the USS George Washington over the past two years forced a focus on mental health services within the Navy — with congressional leaders advocating for psychological health directors at every Navy and Marine Corps installation and the Navy...

Military suicides drop as leaders push new programs

Oct. 20, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the active duty U.S. military decreased over the past 18 months, driven by sharp drops in the Air Force and Marine Corps last year and a similar decline among Army soldiers during the first six months of this year, according to a new Pentagon report and...

US firepower showcased in Philippine joint combat drills

Oct. 13, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

CAPAS, Philippines (AP) — Truck-mounted launchers blasted off rockets and U.S. stealth fighter jets streaked across the northern Philippine sky on Thursday in a combat drill that marked the latest display of American firepower in a region where Washington has tried to deter what it warns as...

18-year-old Marine recruit collapses during training, dies

Oct. 09, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An 18-year-old Marine recruit died last month after collapsing during training at Southern California's Camp Pendleton, military officials said in a weekend statement. Pfc. Javier Pong “became unconscious and unresponsive” while “conducting scheduled...

US, Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis

Oct. 03, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 2,500 U.S. and Philippine marines joined combat exercises Monday to respond to any sudden crisis in a region long on tenterhooks over South China Sea territorial disputes and increasing tensions over Taiwan. The annual military drills are the...