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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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Navy Report Calls Out Unsafe Conditions At SPAWAR Facility

Aug. 15
By Steve Walsh

The Naval Inspector General found feces, broken pipes and windows at SPAWAR's World War II-era complex in Old Town.

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Military Searches For Marine Lost In Pacific

Aug. 13
By Steve Walsh

Navy announced Friday that authorities continue to search for a Marine with the Pendleton-based 13 Marine Expeditionary Unit, who has been missing from the USS Essex near the Philippines.

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Navy's Plan To Protect Marine Mammals Under Scrutiny

Aug. 13
By Steve Walsh

Environmental groups want the Navy to stick to the agreements worked out after years of litigation on the current plan.

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Veteran Volunteers Help San Diego County Fire Victims

July 27
By Steve Walsh

Team Rubicon sends veterans around the world to help with natural disasters. The work helps them to heal while they continue their history of service.

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Miramar USMC Pilots Face Decision On Record Retention Bonus Offer

July 24
By Steve Walsh

The Marine Corps is trying to counter a pilot shortage that impacts all of the services.

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Troops Are Marrying Each Other More Often, Creating New Challenges For Pentagon

July 12
By Steve Walsh

About 84,000 service members are married to another member of the military, and some find it hard to balance their marriages with their careers.

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Camp Pendleton General Sanctioned Over Misuse Of Personal Aide

July 11
By Steve Walsh

The inspector general for the Department of Defense sanctioned Brig. Gen. Rick Uribe for using his aide for personal business while in Iraq.

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VA Suicide Data Reveals Troubling Trends In California

July 3
By Steve Walsh

VA suicide data shows California slightly ahead of the curve, but the suicide rate among veterans remains high both in the state and around the country.

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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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