Data about military veterans who commit suicide is stark: 22 veterans a day decide to end the lives. The nation’s two wars are also taking a toll on the families of those service members. Telling the stories of those military spouses, parents, sisters and brothers and their struggles with depression, anxiety and suicide is the focus of a new CNN Digital project called “The Uncounted.”
Army officials say 85 Georgia-based soldiers are coming home from Afghanistan ahead of schedule. The soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah were scheduled to return Tuesday after being deployed overseas for six months.
About 2,200 soldiers from Fort Stewart will be heading to Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Fort Stewart officials say the departing soldiers have been training for the deployment since July. They completed a month-long mission readiness exercise at Fort Polk, La., in November.
A group of Army soldiers from Fort Stewart is returning home from Afghanistan in time to spend the holiday season with their families. About 200 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment were scheduled to arrive Tuesday after spending the past nine months deployed overseas.
Army soldiers from Fort Stewart are returning home to Georgia from their first deployment to Afghanistan. About 100 soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment were scheduled to arrive home Wednesday after a 9-month tour.
The Army says it plans to deploy about 1,600 soldiers stationed in southeast Georgia to Afghanistan later this year. The announcement came from Fort Stewart, which says it will deploy two battalions from its 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team. No other units in the division have received deployment orders.
A new initiative aims to help combat veterans transition to civilian life. It will be based at Callaway Gardens near Columbus, and the idea is to bring service members and their families for recreation and counseling to help with the return from combat. The program’s creators say they’re trying to reduce record levels of divorce in the military and a suicide rate four times that of the civilian population.