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GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

GUEST COMMENTARY: Think why we're making Bergdahl a target

The furor over the American POW Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to escalate. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on June 11 faced hostile questioning before the House Armed Services Committee. Members of Congress complained the White House broke the law by not consulting in advance

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

DOUG ROSS: How much is an American life worth?

How much is an American life worth? If that question doesn't make you squirm, there's something wrong with you.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let veterans receive health care in NWI

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let veterans receive health care in NWI

Imagine you are a veteran in Lake, Porter or LaPorte County. Perhaps you fought many years ago in World War II or Korea, or in Vietnam, Iraq or Afghanistan. You served your country with honor.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

GUEST COMMENTARY: Military, veterans deserve never-ending gratitude

The men and women of the U.S. military make huge sacrifices to protect our freedoms. To make sure we never forget that fact, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gates isn't helping USA or himself

Defense Secretary Robert Gates was professional and effective in office, but has abruptly reversed course with his new volume of memoirs which bluntly criticize former colleagues, including President Barack Obama.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

MARC CHASE: Strands of veteran neglect darken patriotic fabric

Think you've got it rough, do you? Then you haven't heard about the life of Merrillville's Israel Pierce.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Local men retire after decades of service in Navy

Local men retire after decades of service in Navy

Two local men were honored in June for their years of service as officers in the U.S. Navy.

July 03, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Listen: Podcasting my way through formerly free time

Listen: Podcasting my way through formerly free time

Lee Murdock is a man whose passions are rooted in the everyday world - its natural rhythms and its common people.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
Listen: Great Lakes ambassador for the people

Listen: Great Lakes ambassador for the people

Lee Murdock is a man whose passions are rooted in the everyday world - its natural rhythms and its common people.

February 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Veterans -- past and present -- honored for service in Portage

Veterans -- past and present -- honored for service in Portage

PORTAGE | U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Tammy Ross came home to Portage Friday to celebrate her father's favorite holiday -- Veterans Day.

November 11, 2011 3:30 pm Photos

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Veterans Life Changing Services helps veterans find their footing

As part of the annual Diversity Job Fair and Symposium, the Times Media Group designates benefactors who receive financial donations from the Times to help further the cause of diversity within the region.

June 14, 2011 12:00 am
Bill aims to reduce barriers to veteran employment

Bill aims to reduce barriers to veteran employment

A group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives are supporting a bill introduced in earlier this week they say will help veterans transition from military service to civilian employment.

May 28, 2011 12:00 am

Suicidal thoughts plague veterans

David Cox remembers being deployed, looking at his loaded weapon and thinking of ending his life.

March 13, 2011 9:15 pm
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