Lansing, Mich. (WLNS) — The numbers are shocking.
Suicides by U.S. Service Members have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to 2019.
And incidents on violent behavior have spiked as service members struggle under COVID-19 and other deployments.
Army and Air Force Officials said they believe the pandemic is adding stress to an already-strained force.
The Army said it has seen a 30% increase in active duty suicides so far this year.
The Pentagon refused to provide 2020 Data or discuss the issue, but individual branches released their information.