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DOD launches initiative to inform Americans of military life

DOD launches initiative to inform Americans of military life

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is a sign of America’s disconnect with its military that there are those who believe that when a person joins the military, that person cannot have a spouse or children or pets, said Amber Smith, the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense for outreach. This misperception may be extreme, but there are others, and it’s one reason why DOD launched the outreach program on Thursday (Feb. 1) called “This Is Your Military.”

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‘The Power of 1’ emphasizes a single person can save a life

‘The Power of 1’ emphasizes a single person can save a life

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — As part of ongoing Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials recently emphasized the powerful role of individuals, as well as peer support and other resources, in suicide prevention.

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