Army Report Shows Increase in Suicides by Active-Duty Soldiers in 2023

Airman places a flag in remembrance of troops who were lost to suicide

As senior leaders work to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health care, the active-duty Army had one of its worst quarters for suicide in six years. Between January and March, the Army saw suicides in its active component increase from 37 in the same time frame last year to 49, according to Pentagon data […]

First 550 US Active-Duty Troops Arriving at Southern Border

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WASHINGTON — About 550 U.S. active-duty troops have begun arriving along the U.S.-Mexico border in the first group of military support ahead of an expected increase of migrants, U.S. defense officials said Tuesday. The movement of troops is part of efforts to beef up security along the southern border as the U.S. prepares for the […]

Pentagon Sends 1,500 Active-Duty Troops to Border as Pandemic Immigration Restrictions End

Members of the National Guard stand near a vehicle along the U.S.-Mexico border in Mission, Texas.

The Pentagon is sending 1,500 active-duty troops to the southwest border as federal immigration agencies and local communities brace for the expiration of pandemic-era restrictions used to quickly send migrants back to Mexico. The troop deployment was authorized Tuesday by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for 90 days. They will work monitoring the area, doing data […]