WUKY In Depth
9:23 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Why Vets Drink: Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Military

A military vehicle hit by an improvised explosive device. - photo courtesy Sgt. Matt McKenzie

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The U.S. military is no stranger to alcohol.

Ryan Donahue, a 27-year-old Louisville native, worked as an aircraft mechanic on the USS Eisenhower during Operation Enduring Freedom. The “party hard” mindset helped break up the monotony of constant training and work.

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Local/Regional News
8:27 am
Wed August 22, 2012

New Study to Examine Effects of Military Suicide

LEXINGTON, Ky. - With the rate of suicides among military personnel continuing to rise, a University of Kentucky professor is leading a study to investigate the effect those deaths have on family and friends left behind.

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