(Photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)A Soldier helps a fellow Soldier onto the rooftop of a building in order to provide protective overwatch for another element of their patrol in Afghanistan Jan. 29, 2012. Army senior leaders recently discussed the importance of suicide prevention and recognizing warning signs after the service reported an increase in suicides among active-duty Soldiers in 2020. (Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth)

Military suicides rose in 2020, especially in reserve forces

The number of suicides in the military went up during an unusually stressful year.

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Air Force offering airmen a chance to leave service early in attempt to balance the force

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After a year of high retention, the Navy is thinking about force balance

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Air Force cuts number of occupations available for reenlistment bonuses as retention flourishes

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Air Force filling its employment holes, looking to improve leadership

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In this photo taken Aug. 26, 2019 and released by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing photojournalist, salutes the flag during a ceremony signifying the change from tactical to enduring operations at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya. The al-Shabab extremist group said Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 that it has attacked the Camp Simba military base used by U.S. and Kenyan troops in coastal Kenya, while Kenya's military says the attempted pre-dawn breach was repulsed and at least four attackers were killed. (Staff Sgt. Lexie West/U.S. Air Force via AP)

‘Families and support systems are ALWAYS on the back burner!’ Air Force sees spike in suicides in 2019

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U.S. Army Soldiers from Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colo.,   observe a  CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior 2011, Cannon AFB, N.M., March 1. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command sponsored, multiservice exercise designed to leverage lessons learned from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom to provide trained and ready forces to combatant commanders.  (US Air Force photo by Tech Sgt DeNoris Mickle)(Released)

Maj. Gen. Brian Kelly: Air Force implementing new personnel policies for an agile service

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