Fort Benning reports three soldier suicides for 2012

While military suicides hit a record high in 2012, Fort Benning officials said local soldiers deaths have declined over the last three years.

The post had three suicides reported last year, continuing a decline from six in 2011 and 10 in 2010, said Denise Stephens, the suicide prevention program services manager on post.

Benning totals come a day after the Pentagon figures showed 349 suicides among active-duty troops last year. That total was up sharply from 301 in 2011.