In Our Communities

In Our Communities

New Nebraska Law Focused on Keeping Vets Out of Jail A new law in Nebraska allows district judges to order treatment for veterans instead of sending them to jail for parole-eligible, nonviolent crimes. A national group, the Veterans Justice Commission, advocated for...
House Passes NDAA; SASC Releases Draft

House Passes NDAA; SASC Releases Draft

The House passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act Friday by a 217-199 vote, mostly along party lines. Many Democrats oppose conservative policy riders added to the bill. The bill authorizes $884 billion in defense spending, which is in line with...
Snap of the Week

Snap of the Week

The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard, and enabler units from across the U.S. and Canada participate in a training exercise at Fort Johnson, Louisiana June 13. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman
Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

USA Today reported on Defense Health Agency data showing that suicide was the top cause of death among active duty Army personnel from 2014 to 2019. Accidents were the number-two cause with 814 deaths, and there were 96 combat fatalities, according to the article. The...