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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

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Naval Reservist Wins Discrimination Appeal Against DEA

March 20
By Steve Walsh

A retired DEA agent said the agency discriminated against him, because he was a reserve officer in the Navy.

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Bill Introduced To Tackle Problems With Privately-Run Military Housing

March 14
By Steve Walsh

US Rep. Mike Levin's bill mirrors a bill introduced in the Senate that supporters say would increase oversight of the privately run housing.

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San Diego Part Of VA Effort To Become A High Reliability Organization

March 14
By Steve Walsh

The announcement comes at the same time the General Accounting Office again cites the VA as a "high risk agency" for issues such as long wait times nationwide.

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Wounded Warriors Compete At Camp Pendleton

March 1
By Steve Walsh

The Marine Corps Trials: Adaptive Sports Invitational enables wounded Marines to compete as part of their rehabilitation.

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Veterans Hope New VA System Will Speed Up Their Disability Appeals

Feb. 28
By Steve Walsh

Under the old system, a veteran could wait 3 to 7 years for their claim to work its way through the appeals process.

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Aspire Center In San Diego Looks At Five Years Of Treating Iraq And Afghan Vets

Feb. 26
By Steve Walsh

Aspire remains the only center of its kind in the VA system, dedicated to working with the issues faced by veterans of the most recent conflicts.

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Marines Investigate Blackface Incident Circulating On Social Media

Feb. 25
By Steve Walsh

The images appear to show San Diego area Marines posing in blackface and using a racial slur. One of the Marines says the incident is overblown.

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Trump's Emergency Declaration Could Stall Construction Projects At San Diego Military Bases

Feb. 18
By Steve Walsh

Military communities around the country are looking at the potential impact of President Trump’s state of emergency declaration.

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Troops Along The California Border Packed Up Last Week

Feb. 11
By Steve Walsh

Most of the local Marines went home after their original mission to the border ended, though more troops are expected as the Trump Administration shifts focus to laying barriers between the ports of entries.

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Military Medical Teams Aided Migrants On Border After Deaths In CBP Custody

Feb. 5
By Steve Walsh

Active duty medical teams evaluated a couple hundred migrants in California and Arizona through most of January, at the request of the Customs and Border Protection.

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