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US, Japanese forces discuss ways to reduce suicide

I Corps’ senior staff including the chaplain and the personnel section’s chief of operations presented briefings to and led discussions with Japanese leaders about three programs: sexual harassment and assault prevention, comprehensive soldier and family fitness and suicide prevention, Dec. 9. All three programs fall under the Army’s Ready and Resilient Campaign. (Army photo by Staff Sgt. Miriam Espinoza-Torres, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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This work, US, Japanese forces discuss ways to reduce suicide, by SSG Miriam Espinoza, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.09.2013

Date Posted:12.11.2013 01:31

Photo ID:1069611



Size:5.85 MB


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