Look to stamp out, prevent suicides
Many times, the effects of war are not just physical. Just as there are numerous support networks for the conflict wounds worn on the outside, it is crucial that there be programs and outlets for military service members and their families that are working through emotional damage.
Not all issues will escalate into full blown problems, especially if preventative measures are taken.
Have you noticed a loved one withdrawing from family and friends or taking on new and dangerous hobbies? These could be signs that bigger issues are brewing.
Although awareness efforts will continue throughout the year, the Department of Army has named September National Suicide Prevention Month.
Family members, friends and surrounding community members are encouraged to get involved, learn more and help spread the word to promote mental health and prevent Soldier suicide. Read More
Posted on September 26th, 2014 9:52 pm
Men’s Rugby knocks off No. 6 Penn StateFreshman David Huff scored a try in the 44th minute to put Army ahead of Penn State, 14-8, as the Black Knights defeated the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions, 19-15, Sept. 20 at the Anderson Rugby Complex. Photo by Mady Salvani/Army Athletic Communications
The Army Men’s Rugby team knocked off sixth-ranked Penn State, 19-15, in the 2014 season opener Sept. 20 at Anderson Rugby Complex. The game came down to the final seconds as the Black Knights’ defense was able to hold off a surging Penn State offense.
“What a great win, our two veteran forwards (Collum) Magee and (Benjamin) Foley were just huge and they let all the younger guys get in and make plays,” head coach Mike Mahan said. “It was just very exciting and a great win.”
Penn State got on the board first, scoring a try but missing on the conversion in the fifth minute to take the 5-0 lead.
Army answered in the 17th minute when sophomore Andrew Fargo scored and senior Logan Pearce added the conversion to give Army the 7-5 lead. Read More
Posted on September 26th, 2014 10:20 pm
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Posted on September 26th, 2014 10:00 am
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