Military suicides drop as leaders push new programs


              FILE - Flags and tributes mark the Memorial Day holiday at Fort Logan National Cemetery in southeast Denver, May 31, 2021. A new report and Pentagon data show that suicides across the active duty U.S. military decreased over the past 18 months, driven by sharp drops in the Air Force and Marine Corps last year and a similar decline among Army soldiers during the first six months of this year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
            
              FILE - An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper participates in artillery training during a field exercise on Fort Bragg on Aug. 26, 2020. The Division is prioritizing suicide awareness within their ranks after ten soldiers took their own lives in 2020. A new report and Pentagon data show that suicides across the active duty U.S. military decreased over the past 18 months, driven by sharp drops in the Air Force and Marine Corps last year and a similar decline among Army soldiers during the first six months of this year. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan, File)
Military suicides drop as leaders push new programs