suicide prevention

Members of the Maine National Guard arrive for orientation an empty wing at Central Maine Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine. The Guard will work as nursing assistants, helping to open a swing bed unit of the hospital that has been closed due to a nursing shortage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

National Guard members can unionize if and when they’re called up by governors

In today’s Federal Newscast, National Guard members on state duty can now unionize, thanks to a new Justice Department agreement.

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Navy investigating rash of suicides aboard USS George Washington

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DARPA’s now testing a new method to identify service members at risk of suicide

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(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. The Biden administration says it is moving to increase the pay and union rights for security screeners at the nation’s airports. The Department of Homeland Security directed the acting head of the TSA to come up with a plan within 90 days to raise the pay of the screeners and expand their rights to collective bargaining.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Exposed to COVID-19 on the job? New website lets you join class-action lawsuit for hazard pay

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DoD starts interagency suicide prevention campaign aimed at firearms

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VHA center looks to help veterans transition, prevent suicide amid Afghanistan exit

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IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A new first-of-its kind government study finds suicide among military veterans is especially high in the western U.S. and rural areas. The numbers suggest that social isolation, gun ownership and limited health care access may be factors behind the higher numbers. The Department of Veterans Affairs released data Sept. 15, on suicide by state. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

An update on efforts by VA to prevent veteran suicides

The prevention of veteran suicides has been an ongoing and high priority for the Veterans Affairs Department. Efforts go far beyond hotlines.

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(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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(AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)FILE - In this April 2, 2014, file photo, members of the media wait outside of the Bernie Beck Gate, an entrance to the Fort Hood military base in Fort Hood, Texas. Federal agents have seized more than 20 vehicles and the money in 10 bank accounts from a couple of U.S. Army veterans in Texas, who they say used personal information stolen from soldiers to defraud the military out of as much as $11 million. In an affidavit filed in court in June 2020 seeking to search the couple's home in Killeen, near Fort Hood, investigators described how they allegedly used a transportation reimbursement program to swindle the Army out of $2.3 million to $11.3 million. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa, File)

Army fires, disciplines 14 leaders for failed command climate at Fort Hood

An exhaustive review by an independent commission found widespread distrust in Fort Hood’s climate for dealing with sexual harassment and sexual assault. It also found violent crime rates are unusually high because of a “reactive” approach by law enforcement.

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