WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) today asked a top Pentagon official to address the mental health and suicide epidemic facing America’s veterans by providing more resources for retiring servicemembers. In a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator King highlighted the unacceptable number of military suicides that occur during the transition from active duty to veteran status and asked Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth to take large-scale action to address the crisis. King also continued his calls for the Department of Defense to commit as many resources to the transition out of the Armed Services as they do to recruiting. Continue reading here…

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