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East Chicago native, U.S. Marine recognized as top leader in California infantry battalion

East Chicago native, U.S. Marine recognized as top leader in California infantry battalion

EAST CHICAGO| Staff Sgt. Mindo D. Estrella, platoon commander, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, was recently honored for his dedication to his country by retired Col. Jay R. Vargas, after he received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal during an award ceremony at Marine Corps Base…

February 26, 2014 2:10 pm
Who should fight America's wars?

Who should fight America's wars?

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Cameron Kirk, assigned to the Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 7, 8th Marine Regiment, exits a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter in Afghanistan during Operation Nightmare in this June 5 photo. The operation was led by Afghan Nati…

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Government shutdown puts service academy sports on hold

Government shutdown puts service academy sports on hold

WASHINGTON | Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.

October 01, 2013 7:15 pm
Navy ensemble ships in for Hobart concert

Navy ensemble ships in for Hobart concert

September 12, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Now that the patriotic bunting is put away and the fireworks no longer light up the sky, Americans must return to their daily lives.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Your Navy remains on watch

Your Navy remains on watch

Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey conduct a replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe June 30 in the Arabian Gulf. Monterey is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation effo…

July 21, 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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Region native named Navy Shore Sailor of the Year

CRETE | Region native Shannon McQueen is a busy woman.

April 25, 2013 3:59 pm
OFFBEAT: World premiere 'Rainbow Flag' a moving musical with added humor

OFFBEAT: World premiere 'Rainbow Flag' a moving musical with added humor

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 08, 2013 12:00 am
Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

Paralympics an inspiration to war-wounded athletes

LONDON | The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Annual Pearl Harbor tribute takes a lot of planning

Annual Pearl Harbor tribute takes a lot of planning

CHESTERTON | It takes a lot of planning and preparation to properly commemorate something as historically significant as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, and Chesterton Town Manager Bernie Doyle knows what it takes.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Capt. Michael Ray

Capt. Michael Ray

Joan Ray talks about her son, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Ray

December 06, 2011 12:00 am
Port of calling

Port of calling

Joan Ray clasps a photo of her son Michael Ray while at her kitchen table in Highland. Her youngest child recently became commander of the USS O'Kane, a U.S. Navy destroyer stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Port of calling

Port of calling

Michael Ray and his wife, Julie, pose for a portrait with their oldest child, Logan, when he was about 3-months-old. Ray recently became commander of the USS O'Kane, a destroyer whose home port is at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Port of calling

Port of calling

Joan Ray lays out pictures of her son, Michael Ray, a 1991 graduate of Highland High School. He recently became commander of the USS O'Kane, a destroyer ported in Pearl Harbor.

December 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Port of calling

Port of calling

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Ray, a Highland native, poses for a photo with his children, from left Brecken, 3, Logan, 6, and Abby, 2. They are based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

December 02, 2011 1:50 pm
Veterans honored at annual Valpo Rotary lunch

Veterans honored at annual Valpo Rotary lunch

VALPARAISO | Along with a history lesson on World War II, John Wolf had another lesson for the large crowd attending Monday's 13th annual Veterans Day program of the Valparaiso Rotary Club at Strongbow Inn.

November 07, 2011 8:15 pm
About 1,000 miles from saltwater, the U.S. Navy's boot camp is rededicated

About 1,000 miles from saltwater, the U.S. Navy's boot camp is rededicated

GREAT LAKES, Ill. | A century after it opened, Great Lakes Naval Station, which houses Recruit Training Command, was rededicated early this month at a ceremony during a basic training graduation.

July 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman at Podium

Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman at Podium

Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, is shown in the April 2011 photo, delivering remarks during the U.S. 3rd Fleet change of command ceremony in San Diego aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island. Beaman, who originally hails from Hammond, Ind., relieved Vice Adm. Richard W. Hunt as comma…

July 03, 2011 12:00 am
Vietnam vets get warm welcome on a cool day in Valparaiso

Vietnam vets get warm welcome on a cool day in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | About 100 people turned out on a chilly day to give a warm welcome home to Vietnam veterans at the second observance of the state's "Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day" at American Legion Post 94 on Wednesday.

March 30, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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