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More than half of the soldiers in the U.S. Army don’t have much optimism about their military futures and nearly as many don’t like their jobs. USA Today says the negative results are in spite of a six-year optimism and resiliency campaign that has cost the Army over $285 million so far. The program was Launched back in 2009, the program was designed to address both the suicide and mental illness issues that were emerging and increasing among troops when the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were at their height. The initiative has required all soldiers to complete an online questionnaire each year. The heads of two military associations say the morale results come after 14 years of war and decisions to cut military funding. To read more about the program, click HERE.

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