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Report: Military suicides surge to record 349 in 2012

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On Monday, the Associated Press reported that suicides in the U.S. military soared to a record 349 in 2012, exceeding the 295 combat deaths in Afghanistan for the year.

The Army saw the highest number of suicides among active-duty troops last year with a total of 182, but the Marines saw the largest percentage increase, up 50 percent to 48. The Air Force recorded 59 suicides, and the Navy reported 60.

FOX 9 News spoke with Capt. Ron Jarvi Jr., of the Minnesota National Guard, about the work he does as the operations employment outreach liaison and interim director of the Resilience Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention Program.

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