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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

Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen instruc...

SEAL Boat Operators Seek Their Own Independent History

Nov. 11
By Steve Walsh

Typically, linked to the Navy SEALs, Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crew are a separate unit with their own history, which is being told in a new book.

Troops set up concertina wire as a Customs and ...

Some National Guardsmen Don't Get Veterans' Benefits, Congress Is Trying To Change That

Nov. 11
By Steve Walsh

Not everyone in a military uniform will be considered a veteran when they leave the service, including some National Guard troops who have served along the border.

Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher,...

Navy Looks At Reforming JAG In Wake Of Gallagher War Crimes Trial

Oct. 30
By Steve Walsh

The Secretary of the Navy is looking is looking at all aspects of the Navy and Marine Judge Advocate General programs.

The San Diego VA Medical Center in La Jolla is ...

VA Secretary Worries About Impact Of California Power Outages

Oct. 28
By Steve Walsh

The letter to the governor asks for details on how California can prevent future outages, which may impact the state's 1.6 million veterans.

Sybil Stockdale, widow of Adm. James B. Stockda...

Coronado Exhibit Covers The History Of POW Wives Who Created A National Movement

Oct. 8
By Steve Walsh

A new exhibit at the Coronado Museum of History and Art looks at how a group of pilot wives generated international pressure and created the POW/MIA movement.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sergio Palacios, as...

San Diego's Military Hospitals Are Set To Combine With The Rest Of Military Medicine

Sept. 26
By Steve Walsh

The Defense Health Agency is taking over the administration of Army and Air Force medicine, combining it with Navy medicine, which includes the Marines , creating one command to serve all active duty military, retirees and their families.

In this Nov. 13, 2013 file photo vehicles file ...

Pendleton Marines The Latest In A List Of Officials With Ties To Human Smuggling

Sept. 26
By Steve Walsh

The 13 Marines charged in military court are the most recent example of officials caught up in human smuggling. The Marines involvement dates back to at least the 1970s.

Allaine Benson holds her husband Erik Benson in...

Vet With PSTD May Spend A Year In Jail Awaiting Trial

Sept. 19
By Steve Walsh

Erik Benson was arrested in November for leaving threatening messages on his VA funded providers voice mail. He remains in federal lockup even after a jury in his case deadlocked. Prosecutors have told the judge they plan to retry him.

A veteran surfing in an undated photo at a Nati...

Veterans Summer Sports Clinic Returns To San Diego

Sept. 18
By Steve Walsh

The VA sponsors the National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic, along with the Wounded Warrior Project and other groups to introduce veterans to adaptive sports.

Members of the California National Guard work a...

San Diego's Climate Crisis: How Heightened Wildfire Risk Is Altering The Work Of California's National Guard

Sept. 18
By Steve Walsh

Members of the California National Guard have always had a role in fighting wildfires, but now there is a task force working year-round on fire prevention efforts.

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