Military February 06, 2018

Press Operations: The Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Partner With the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to Focus on Reducing Suicide
If you, or someone you know, is in crisis, support is available 24/7. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to anyone by calling 1-800-273-8255. Service members, veterans, and their loved ones can call the Military and Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat at, or text to 838255.

Service members and their families in crisis should seek help immediately by contacting the 24/7 Military Crisis Line by phone at 800-273-8255 (press 1 for military), online chat (, or text (838255). The DOD BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center offers non-crisis peer support and is available at, 844-357-PEER (7337), or text (480) 360-6188.
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nestor Cruz 944th Fighter Wing: Face of Defense: Busy Lifestyle Helps Family Cope With Deployments
By Air Force Master Sgt. Phil Speck, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing: Air Force Logisticians Fuel Air Missions
By Army Pfc. Josselyn Fuentes, 173rd Airborne Brigade: Face of Defense: Paratrooper Makes First Jump in More Than 30 Years
“I was really excited and completely terrified at the same time. I graduated from ‘Jump School’ when I was 19 years old and last jumped when I was 22, so I knew what to do,” Hall said with a laugh.