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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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Troops Keep A Low Profile Along The US-Mexico Border

June 13
By Steve Walsh

There have been a handful of incidents where troops have contact with migrants, but mainly soldiers and Marines have stayed away from close contact, according to the Army.

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VA's New Program Helps Vets Seek Care From Outside Doctors

June 6
By Steve Walsh

The new program replaces the sometimes troubled Choice program, passed in the wake of the wait time scandal, where veterans were waited months for basic care at the VA.

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Rabbi Says Poway Shooting Victim's Funeral Will Be Most Difficult Of His Career

April 29
By Steve Walsh

The congregants of a synagogue attacked Saturday vowed to move on a day after a gunman tore through their tight-knit community.

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Veteran Student Loans Subject Of Congressional Hearing In San Diego

April 25
By Steve Walsh

Two House committees held a hearing at Grossmont College to look at the problems with how some private, for-profit colleges use VA benefits, leaving some students in debt without a degree.

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Navy Works Through Deadlines To Address Problems With Military Housing

April 23
By Steve Walsh

After Congress began holding hearings, the Navy and other branches of the military began reaching out to families in private military housing.

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SEAL Charged With War Crimes To Remain In Custody

April 18
By Steve Walsh

SEAL Chief Eddie Gallagher was taken into custody September 11, 2018. He was moved to the naval hospital in San Diego after the president issued a Tweet supporting his removal from the brig.

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Marine Raider Killed in Training At Pendleton Identified

April 16
By Steve Walsh

Staff Sgt. Joshua Braica, 29, joined the Marine Corps in 2010. He died Sunday after being injured in a training accident at Camp Pendleton.

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Military Mission To Lay Wire On The Border Wrapped Up With Mixed Results

April 3
By Steve Walsh

The military mission to reinforce the border with concertina wire wrapped up Sunday. Homeland Security has not released the plan to show why some portions of the wall are covered in razor wire while other nearby sections have none.

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Concerns Over Private Military Housing Touch Camp Pendleton

March 29
By Steve Walsh

Congress is debating whether to give tenants of private military housing additional rights after a receiving complaints from military families around the country.

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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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