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Active-duty military suicides on the rise

Active-duty military suicides on the rise

Brian Pearlman and Lacey Latch

November 11, 2019

The number of suicides among active-duty military personnel increased almost 6 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to a Department of Defense report released in late September. From 2013 to 2018, the suicide rate for active-duty military members increased 34 percent from 18.5 to 24.8 suicides per 100...

Cadets on campus

The Rambler Battalion in formation after running reconnaissance drills in Oz Park on Nov. 8. Weekly Leadership Labs allow the ROTC companies from the schools that comprise the Rambler Battalion –  Loyola University, Northeastern Illinois University, North Park University, Northwestern University and DePaul –  to come together as one.

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 28, 2019

The sun rises over Chicago as over a hundred cadets in uniform stand at attention while the rest of the city sleeps. It’s 6:30 a.m. and the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) is getting ready to start tactical training in Oz Park. Early morning joggers and dog walkers move throughout the open fiel...

DePaul recognized as a top military-friendly college

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Jonathan Ballew, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018

The SR Education Group has ranked DePaul as one of 2018’s “Top Military-Friendly Online Colleges.” The ranking puts DePaul among 60 other colleges to earn the distinction. The SR Education Group, a leading educational ranking publication, said colleges that made the list “provide strong mi...

Networks at war: Popularity of military TV shows rise as quality falls

Walter Goggins in History Channel's military show

Lacey Latch

November 13, 2017

A montage of bullets flying through the air, military members barking commands, all done through the haze created by the sandy terrain of the Middle East. The scene closes with the narrator loudly announcing, “‘The Brave’ Mondays on NBC.” A quick flip of the channel would offer you a similar...

Nation & World Briefs: Sept. 18, 2017

Protesters gather Friday Sept. 15 in St. Louis after a judge found a white former St. Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man, Anthony Lamar Smith, who was fatally shot following in a high-speed chase in 2011. (Jeff Roberson, AP)

The Associated Press

September 18, 2017

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Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Programs help military vets transition to civilian life

Christian Jones

November 16, 2014

Every day it is a chance that it could be your last. Death is around every corner, and the people around you are trained to think just like you. Then one day, it is over; you leave the dangerous situation that you were in, and now you’re back home like nothing happened.  Read More »...

Homeward bound: Veterans at DePaul

Jeremy Giacomino, second from left, and a group of veterans at DePaul participated as a team in the Tough Mudder, a 10- to 12-mile obstacle race. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Giacomino.

Kyle Tyrrell

May 19, 2014

War has been a part of the American narrative since its inception. Memorial Day is more than a day off from classes. It’s a time to observe the sacrifices of our veterans, both living and dead. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, approximately 300,000 troops have flown over the Atlantic Ocean, sacrificing...

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