Steve Walsh

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How Active Duty Military Are Navigating Changing Attitudes Toward Marijuana

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

California is the latest state to begin legal recreational sale of marijuana. That presents a challenge to the thousands of active duty military — and their families — who must navigate changing attitudes toward marijuana use, which is still prohibited under federal law.


Marines Insist Storming A Beach Is Still A Military Option

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Marines' signature military skill, amphibious landing, is rehearsed but has not been used under fire since the Korean War. The corps is working to keep it relevant in a changing world of warfare.


VA Cautions Ken Burns' Vietnam Documentary Could Trigger PTSD

Monday, September 18, 2017

The VA is preparing for an increase in Vietnam veterans seeking mental health treatment after PBS airs a Vietnam documentary. Mental health professionals say it could trigger PTSD and depression.


In Remote Southern California Desert, U.S. Army Tests Advanced Cyber Weapons

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Soldiers at the remote Fort Irwin, Calif., center are training with a new generation of cyber weapons. Turns out, electronic gizmos can make a difference on a real life battlefield.


VA Program Helps Incarcerated Veterans Transition Back Into Society

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Everything fell apart for Shaun Tullar after his brother died in Afghanistan. He became homeless and eventually went to prison. A VA-run recovery program is helping him and others after their release.


New National Guard Cyber Units May Help Retain Troops

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

As the Pentagon gives the Guard a new mission to defend government systems from cyberattacks, the Guard hopes these new units will help keep troops with IT skills from leaving the service.


'Remember The Maine' — In Indiana!

Monday, May 25, 2015

How did a monument to the USS Maine, which sank in Havana Harbor in 1898, come to rest in Indiana? The answer tells a lot about the power and influence of veterans, years after war.


International Guard: How The Vietnam War Changed Guard Service

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Vietnam War changed the National Guard.

During that conflict, joining the guard was seen as a way to avoid the draft; during America's recent wars, the guard and reserve made up nearly half the forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

You can trace the transformation of the guard back to ...


National Guard Seeks New Mission After War

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Indiana's National Guard is fighting to stay relevant after the base has quieted dramatically now that troops have come home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


VA Changes 40-Miles Rule For Private Medical Care

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Veterans may go outside the VA for private medical care if they had to wait more than 30 days for an appointment or live more than 40 miles from a VA facility. The location rule has been updated.


Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Last year, Congress tried to make getting care for vets easier by giving them the option of going outside of VA facilities. Seems pretty simple, but making that rule work hasn't been all that easy.


Without Help, Navigating Benefits Can Be Overwhelming For Veterans

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Veterans service officers often help veterans successfully navigate the complicated benefits process. For instance, not all vets in Indiana know about VSOs or have access to them.

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As City Grapples With Murder Rate, Police Chief Reaches Out

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Just months after Wade Ingram became police chief in Gary, Ind., in January 2012, he began an unusual initiative: visiting the family of each of the city's homicide victims.

That's meant many visits for Ingram.

Violent crime is down in nearly every category in Gary — but not homicides. The ...


Home-Schooled Students Fight To Play On Public School Teams

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Legislative battles are being fought around the country over whether or not to let home-schooled students play on public high school teams.

Roughly half of U.S. states have passed laws making them eligible to play on the teams. Advocates have dubbed them "Tim Tebow bills," after the NFL quarterback who ...