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Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

Drop in military suicides doesn't deter prevention efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., remains committed to expanding suicide-prevention screening to all military service members, even as the number of soldier suicides dropped by 8 percent last year.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm Related
Donnelly's military suicide screening plan advances

Donnelly's military suicide screening plan advances

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal sponsored by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., to improve suicide prevention screening for U.S. service members and National Guard troops cleared a key committee Thursday.

May 22, 2014 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

EDITORIAL: Provide suicide risk screening for troops

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly's first bill in the Senate was the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2013. He has reintroduced the legislation this month. It's a good bill that shows compassion and support for the troops.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

Donnelly screening plan aimed at reducing military suicides

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., is renewing his focus on preventing military suicides with new legislation seeking to ensure all service members, not just deploying troops, are regularly screened for suicide risk factors.

May 07, 2014 5:30 pm Video Related
MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

MARC CHASE: Help foster region's proudest of traditions

Military volunteerism is one of the proudest traditions permeating region and state history since Indiana's infancy.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana can weather federal shutdown

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana can weather federal shutdown

As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, Hoosiers should know Indiana will be able to mitigate the impact and continue to meet our obligations to those who support our National Guard and to our most vulnerable citizens.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Police: Guardsman threatened to blow up home of officer

Police: Guardsman threatened to blow up home of officer

VALPARAISO | A LaPorte man, who is member of the Indiana National Guard, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso National Guard Armory after he threatened to blow up the home of a superior, police said.

May 16, 2013 2:15 pm
Soldiers honor Valpo for support of troops

Soldiers honor Valpo for support of troops

VALPARAISO | The city has gone to great lengths to support the military, and the military returned the favor at Monday's council meeting.

April 13, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: A crisis of the president’s own choosing

GUEST COMMENTARY: A crisis of the president’s own choosing

After a decade of borrowing, spending and bailouts, the federal government has accumulated $16 trillion of debt. We face this problem because Washington spends too much, plain and simple.

February 25, 2013 12:00 am
Large flag unfurled at game

Large flag unfurled at game

Members of the Munster High football team unfurl a huge U.S. flag before the start of the Lowell-Munster boys basketball game Friday.

January 25, 2013 7:35 pm
PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

Just in case the world didn't end today, as some believe the Mayans predicted, I offer this rhyme as a substitute disaster.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am
Valpo first to get banner honoring National Guard

Valpo first to get banner honoring National Guard

VALPARAISO | It's going to be a banner week beginning Saturday in downtown Valparaiso thanks to the National Guard and the Folds of Honor organization.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

The hearse carrying the body of Sergio Perez passes by the Schererville Town Hall on Wednesday in a procession from the Gary/Chicago International Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point.

July 25, 2012 10:47 am
Sergio Perez brought home

Sergio Perez brought home

SCHERERVILLE | The hearse bearing the body of Sergio Perez passes by local residents in a procession from the Gary/Chicago Airport to Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

July 25, 2012 10:41 am

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: The only colonel I want to obey is Sanders

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | I'm not much of a "military" kind of guy. First of all, soldiers have to get up way too early for me. And then there's all that marching and following orders and stuff. I'd rather be all I can be from a lawn chair.

July 23, 2012 6:00 pm
Hammond soldier the lone survivor of Afghanistan explosion

Hammond soldier the lone survivor of Afghanistan explosion

HAMMOND | As the families of four Indiana soldiers prepare to say their final goodbyes, one local family is preparing for a long road toward recovery.

January 09, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Saluting the armed forces on Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches on the auspicious date of 11/11/11, I am again reminded of the enormous contribution made by so many of my fellow Hoosiers to the defense and security of the United States of America. Indiana has a record of military service — and sacrifice — to this nation that is…

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
Valpo guard unit gets big sendoff to Afghanistan

Valpo guard unit gets big sendoff to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | There were flashing cameras, tears and hugs Friday as a community gathered to send off the 713th Engineer Company at the Porter County Expo Center.

September 30, 2011 5:41 pm Photos

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Pickup patriotism

Pickup patriotism

A scene portraying an atomic bomb being dropped on Japan during World War II graces one of the sidewalls of the bed of Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Eastman's restored 1955 Cheverolet pickup.

August 19, 2011 4:25 pm
Griffith man shows patriotism through pickup truck

Griffith man shows patriotism through pickup truck

Sgt. 1st Class Dennis Eastman sits on the tailgate of his custom painted 1955 Chevrolet truck at his home in Griffith. Eastman, who has served in the National Guard for nearly 25 years, wanted to pay tribute to other veterans.

August 19, 2011 4:20 pm
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