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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 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

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Veterans Urging Congress And VA To Take Another Look At Hazards Of Burn Pits

June 13
By Steve Walsh

For U.S. service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, "taking out the trash" often meant burning it. Veterans' groups say those trash fires are now creating health problems for vets.

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San Diego VA Studies The Role Of Guilt In PTSD Treatment

June 11
By Steve Walsh

The San Diego Veterans Affairs Hospital is looking at the role guilt and shame play in the treatment of PTSD.

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Coastal Commission Rejects Navy's Plan For Marine Life

June 7
By Steve Walsh

The Navy is coming to the end of a five-year plan to protect the ocean waters between California and Hawaii.

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Study Shows Troops At High Risk For Skin Cancer

June 4
By Steve Walsh

A new study pulls together the research into the elevated risk of skin cancer among military populations, from World War II veterans to those who served in Iraq.

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California National Guard Keeping A Low Profile In Border Mission

May 31
By Steve Walsh

Operation Guardian Support is the latest in a long, and sometimes troubled, history of cooperation between the Pentagon and Homeland Security.

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San Diego Peace Protest Memorializes The Cost Of War

May 29
By Steve Walsh

For the last 15 years, Hometown Arlington West has called attention to service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Navy's New Ad Campaign Wants To Overcome Misconceptions About Serving

May 28
By Steve Walsh

On the 45th anniversary of the all-volunteer military, the Navy looks to convince a new generation of sailors that service is their best option.

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Pentagon Hints At Major Changes To Navy Deployments

May 10
By Steve Walsh

Secretary of Defense James Mattis told lawmakers that he would like to see shorter, less predictable deployments — a move potentially popular with sailors.

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California National Guard Troops Arrive In San Diego Ahead Of Border Duty

May 4
By Steve Walsh

The California National Guard arrived at the Kearny Mesa Armory before deploying to work the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol.

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US Border Patrol Maps Out Limited Role For California Guard

April 27
By Steve Walsh

A small planning team is already on the ground in San Diego. They will be reinforced by more than 160 troops over the next several weeks, under what is being called Operation Guardian Support.

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