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Behind the 'staggering' rate of Navy desertions is a mental health crisis

In the wake of several suicides among sailors assigned to the USS George Washington, new Navy desertion figures highlight the lack of options for sailors who are desperate to leave.

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Behind the 'staggering' rate of Navy desertions is a mental health crisis
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    Desperate to leave: Sailors face lack of options when trying to quit the Navy

    Desperate to leave: Sailors face lack of options when trying to quit the Navy

    The number of sailors who deserted the Navy more than doubled from 2019 to 2021, while desertions in other military branches dropped or stayed flat, according to federal statistics obtained by NBC News.

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