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Steve Walsh

Military Reporter

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As a military reporter, Steve Walsh delivers stories and features for TV, radio and the web.

Before coming to KPBS, Steve worked as a journalist in Northwest Indiana and Chicago. He hosted a daily public affairs show on Lakeshore Public Radio and was an original host and producer for the storytelling project Vocalo.org at WBEZ in Chicago. He has been a reporter on Back At Base, a collaboration between NPR and seven public radio stations that looks at veterans and the military.

He is a graduate of Indiana State University. He spent a large portion of his career as a print reporter for the Times of Northwest Indiana and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana. At the Post-Tribune, he was embedded in Iraq twice. He was also an investigative reporter and covered the Indiana Statehouse during the term of three governors.

Recent Stories by Steve Walsh

Navy Veterans Look Beyond The Crews For Cause Of Collisions

Navy Veterans Look Beyond The Crews For Cause Of Collisions

Oct. 18
By Steve Walsh

The Navy is looking for lessons learned after 17 sailors were killed this summer when the destroyers USS McCain and USS Fitzgerald each collided with slow moving freighters in the Pacific.

Camp Pendleton Deals With Fallout From Summertime Hazing Scandal

Camp Pendleton Deals With Fallout From Summertime Hazing Scandal

Oct. 11
By Steve Walsh

The First Marine Division takes action against a number of low-ranking Marines, while their attorneys question the process.

Fire That Injured Troops At Camp Pendleton Still Under Review

Fire That Injured Troops At Camp Pendleton Still Under Review

Sept. 29
By Steve Walsh

Nearly two weeks after the accident, the Marines are saying little about what caused the accident that sent 14 Marines and a sailor to the hospital.

Landmark Vietnam War Series May Trigger Unwanted Memories For Some ...

Landmark Vietnam War Series May Trigger Unwanted Memories For Some Vets

Sept. 15
By Steve Walsh

The documentary "The Vietnam War" begins an 18-hour run on PBS this weekend. Concerns over untreated PTSD will likely lead some veterans to turn away and cause others to turn toward treatment.

Congress Deciding Whether To Double Down On Navy's Speedy But Troub...

Congress Deciding Whether To Double Down On Navy's Speedy But Troubled Combat Ship

Sept. 12
By Steve Walsh

The Littoral Combat Ship has not lived up to its loftier promises as it ends its production run. The question for Congress is whether to buy more while the Navy plans a new ship.

San Diego Fire Adds Crews To Cope With Potential Wildfires

San Diego Fire Adds Crews To Cope With Potential Wildfires

Aug. 28
By Steve Walsh

High heat is driving the decision to keep tanker trucks staffed throughout the week to respond quickly to wildfires.

Transgender Veterans Hope Trump Policy Won't Erase Progress At VA

Transgender Veterans Hope Trump Policy Won't Erase Progress At VA

Aug. 24
By Steve Walsh

The White House decision to ban transgender troops goes counter to the approach by the Veterans Health Administration, which has become increasingly welcoming.

Navy Takes A Pause After USS McCain Collision

Navy Takes A Pause After USS McCain Collision

Aug. 21
By Steve Walsh

The head of the Navy has called for a 24-hour pause of naval operations worldwide after a second U.S. Navy destroyer collided with a merchant vessel.

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

VA Study Shows Yoga Can Lower Dependence On Pain Meds

Aug. 8
By Steve Walsh

The yoga study is part of an effort by the VA to look at ways to wean veterans from pain medication.

Navy Grappling With Ethical Issues Raised By Fat Leonard Case

Navy Grappling With Ethical Issues Raised By Fat Leonard Case

Aug. 1
By Steve Walsh

While the ongoing Fat Leonard legal cases grab headlines, the Navy has been working to change the ethical conduct of its officers.

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