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DOD Recognizes 'Connect to Protect’ as Top Suicide Prevention Program

08/08/2022
Since 2016, the Department of Defense (DOD) has honored exemplary programs of each Military Department, for their exceptional efforts to increase suicide prevention awareness and community through engagement throughout the month of September- which is Suicide Prevention Month. This year The U.S. Army Garrison White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, New Mexico is the Army recipient of the 2020-2021 DOD Suicide Prevention Recognition. 

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403rd AFSB Recognizes Soldiers, Civilians at Awards and Promotion Ceremony

08/04/2022
The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade (AFSB) feted 11 Powerhouse Brigade teammates during an awards and promotion ceremony at brigade headquarters in Camp Henry, South Korea. The ceremony included the presentation of multiple permanent change of station awards and other special recognitions, along with four promotions. Sgt. 1st Class Maria Spiller, sexual assault response coordinator, Headquarters, 403rd AFSB was awarded the U.S. Army Garrison-Daegu Certificate of Achievement.

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Battle Buddy Check Saves a Life

08/03/2022
Something as simple as checking on a teammate could save their life and this is what happened when a Soldier with the 75th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill, Okla. put people first. After duty hours, Pfc. Jason Hernandez decided to check in on his friend and teammate. When he found him, he realized the Soldier was in the middle of a life-threatening mental health crisis. He immediately acted by notifying the chain of command and transporting the Soldier to a local hospital.

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Stories of Hope

08/02/2022
The Army continues to focus on suicide prevention by developing a podcast series aimed to increase understanding of the factors that lead to suicide and the importance of seeking help. Stories of Hope podcast has been created to inform key audiences on the Army’s efforts to address suicides. The Army has seen an increase in suicides in the past few years, and this podcast is one of the strategies to raise awareness and prevention efforts.

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Army Inspector General visits Alaska for New Soldier Experience

08/01/2022
Department of the Army Inspector General personnel began a week-long site visit to Fort Wainwright, Alaska in support of the New Soldier Experience (NSE) inspection. The NSE inspection directly ties to building cohesive teams and creating a positive command climate from the moment a new Soldier enlists into the Army by examining every aspect of entering Army service. It examines reception, quality of life initiatives, the training experience, and why some want to leave the Army before the completion of their first enlistment.

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