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…
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…
WASHINGTON | Army, Navy and Air Force might be forced to skip their football games next weekend because of the partial government shutdown.
Now that the patriotic bunting is put away and the fireworks no longer light up the sky, Americans must return to their daily lives.
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…
Two local men were honored in June for their years of service as officers in the U.S. Navy.
CRETE | Region native Shannon McQueen is a busy woman.
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LONDON | The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.
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.
Joan Ray talks about her son, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael Ray
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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