Luke Wayman

As a combat medic with the 82nd Airborne from 2003-2008, Luke Wayman deployed three times and was caught up in the stop-loss associated with the surge of 2006-2008. His areas of deployment included: Fallujah, Iraq; Zurmat District, Afghanistan; and Bayji, Iraq. Wayman was honorably discharged from the Army in 2008, and is attending Millersville University while living in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

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In this Monday, June 24, 2013 photo, Matt Christiansen poses for photos with a picture of his brother, Wade Christiansen, in front of an American flag near Four Corners, Mont. Wade Christiansen was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and committed suicide near downtown Bozeman, Mont., on May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez)
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We Need To Keep Talking About The Veterans Suicide Rate
The number of veterans taking their own lives is still dangerously high.
Gary Ruehle , of Seattle, a medical marijuana user for PTSD and a back injury lights up after his speech to the Washington State Liquor Control Board Thursday night, March 7, 2013 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, Wash. Under Initiative 502, approved by voters in November, the board is drafting rules for licensing marijuana producers, processors and retailers. Legal sales of marijuana for recreational use should start in December. (AP Photo/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall)
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Why Doesn’t The VA Prescribe Pot To Treat PTSD?
There is little research available that proves medical marijuana alleviates the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, but should the Veterans Health Administration make this research a priority?
Shamus Reid, a post-traumatic stress disorder service dog for Cpl. Kyle Reid, watches his owner swim laps at the pool at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Mar. 10, 2014. Kyle Reid participates in swimming and track at the 2014 Marine Corps Trials, which is made to help wounded, ill or injured Marines to focus on their abilities and find new avenues to thrive. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ally Beiswanger/Released)
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Here’s How A Service Dog Could Change Your Life
Service and therapy animals, in particular dogs, are being used to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress.