HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Base officials will hold a press conference this afternoon to address a growing suicide problem that doesn't seem to be losing any momentum.
Hill had five civilian suicides in 2008 and eight in 2009 !-- more than it has had in at least eight years.
By March of this year, the base had three confirmed suicides, which prompted officials to hire a full-time psychologist.
Within the last few weeks, another employee committed suicide and there have been two other unresolved deaths of base employees.
Many of the base suicides have been among workers in the 309th Maintenance Wing, causing some to speculate that a poor work environment may be part of the problem.