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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

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

Department Of Defense Targets Sexual Trauma With New App

June 21
By Steve Walsh

An online app is the latest attempt by the Department of Defense to create programs which deal with sexual trauma among the U.S. military.

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

Cause Of Jet Fighter Problems Remains Elusive For US Navy

June 19
By Steve Walsh

A problem that first came to light with a training jet has expanded to the F/A-18 Hornet, a common fighter jet used by the Marines and Navy.

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

California Surf Museum Recognizes Vietnam War's China Beach Surf Club

June 9
By Steve Walsh

The Oceanside exhibit commemorates the troops who found a way to keep surfing as an outlet during the Vietnam War.

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

Retired Admiral Sees Leaving Climate Accord As Setback For Military

June 7
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. military has been an early leader in the federal government's response to climate change. Leaving the Paris Climate Accord challenges that role, according to a retired admiral who now works on sustainability issues.

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

Ship Building Windfall On Hold With Trump Budget

May 26
By Steve Walsh

The Pentagon did not ramp up ship building in its 2018 budget proposal to Congress, meaning at least a delay in the Trump's plan to expand the Navy beyond what was proposed in the Obama administration.

Miramar National Cemetery Is Promoting Itself To Veterans

Miramar National Cemetery Is Promoting Itself To Veterans

May 19
By Steve Walsh

The national cemetery is holding an open house over the weekend to give veterans a chance to see the location, which originally opened as a replacement for Fort Rosecrans in 2010.

Army Training In California Desert To Take On Cyber Threats

Army Training In California Desert To Take On Cyber Threats

May 12
By Steve Walsh

US Army Cyber Command wants to know if it can insert experts onto the battlefield to help troops on the front line combat cyber threats.

Female Marines In San Diego Hope USMC Will React Better To Latest P...

Female Marines In San Diego Hope USMC Will React Better To Latest Photo Scandal

May 1
By Steve Walsh

Marines United is only the latest photo sharing scandal to rock the Marine Corps. Female Marines expect a different response from their leadership and male peers.

Camp Pendleton Marines Playing Catch Up On Technology Front

Camp Pendleton Marines Playing Catch Up On Technology Front

April 28
By Steve Walsh

The military wants to speed up the process of getting advanced technology like drones and unmanned submarines into the field.

San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

San Diego Play Shows Vets' Range Of Experiences

April 22
By Steve Walsh

"Vets@Home" is the second attempt to bring live theater to the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park.

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