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Fort Leonard Wood was the number one military installation in 2019 for suicide risk among basic trainees

According to a story in last week’s “Military Times,” Fort Leonard Wood was the number one military installation in 2019 for suicide risk among basic trainees. The article cited data released by the Pentagon. According to the Pentagon’s data, there were 26 suicide attempts and 212 reports of suicidal ideations that year at Fort Wood. The inclusion of those statistics is mandated by the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Tiffany Wood of the Fort Wood Public Affairs Office issued a statement, saying “Fort Leonard Wood leaders are committed to providing Soldiers and their families the tools they need to improve personal readiness, strengthen their resiliency, and reinforce the physical, psychological, and social protective factors they need to serve successfully. We believe engaged leadership, focused training and education promote a supportive environment, prevent high-risk behaviors and increase Army readiness.”


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