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Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

Area native serves aboard top Navy destroyer

A Highland High School graduate is proudly serving onboard U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), one of the world’s most advanced warships.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Stroger Hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

CHICAGO | The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see that the single bullet had unleashed the same kind of massive infection inflicted by roadside bombs in Afghanistan.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
"Anybody that I know of that are going to join the service, I tell them join the Navy."

"Anybody that I know of that are going to join the service, I tell them join the Navy."

Wray Loney went from working at Wonder Bread in Tolleston to spending the Korean War aboard the USS Missouri.

July 27, 2014 7:30 pm
Serving aboard stealth submarine

Serving aboard stealth submarine

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Summer seminar convinces teen to pursue U.S. Navy career

Summer seminar convinces teen to pursue U.S. Navy career

Christopher Rath, of Crown Point, was one of just 2,500 students selected from the U.S. and abroad to attend the U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program in June.

July 05, 2013 12:00 am
Hammond native lauded at U.S. Navy retirement ceremonies

Hammond native lauded at U.S. Navy retirement ceremonies

Vice Adm. Kenneth E. Floyd relieved Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman as commander of the U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command and retirement ceremony held last month on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) at Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, Calif.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am

Kallares sons made their mother (and the region) proud

One of the growing social issues of our time is the one-parent family. That usually means that a mother is the only parent. Just who manages such a family is, I guess we could say, the luck of the draw.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am

Navy Week in Chicago to include ship tours, Blue Angels performances

CHICAGO | This is Navy Week in Chicago, and visitors to Navy Pier will get an up-close look at some Navy warships.

August 13, 2012 6:30 pm
WWII sailor honored by trip

WWII sailor honored by trip

LOWELL | Ninety-year-old ex-sailor and retired farmer Richard Wunderink, of Lowell, received an early Independence Day present this spring when he was selected for an Honor Flight trip to Washington D.C.

July 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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US Navy Culinary Specialist Darwin Rollins sends special message to daughter

US Navy Culinary Specialist Darwin Rollins sends special message to daughter

GARY | My name is Darwin J. Rollins. I am the son of Carol Williams. I'm in the U.S. Navy. Currently in on a 7 month deployment and I would like to send a special message to my daughter Ziyare.

March 27, 2012 11:39 am
Navy Fireman Michael Huizenga completes US Navy Basic Training

Navy Fireman Michael Huizenga completes US Navy Basic Training

SCHERERVILLE | Navy Fireman Michael L Huizenga, recently completed his U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL.

October 07, 2011 12:00 am
'Remember what happened,' sailor tells BNI students

'Remember what happened,' sailor tells BNI students

HAMMOND | Master-At-Arms Doug Robbins says he remembers everything about Sept. 11, 2001, and its aftermath better than he remembers yesterday.

September 07, 2011 7:35 pm Photos

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Family, friends remember Marian grad killed in Pentagon attack

Family, friends remember Marian grad killed in Pentagon attack

Every year as Sept. 11 approaches, John Murphy's phone starts to ring.

September 03, 2011 6:55 pm Photos

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Beaman Conducting Oath of Enlistment Ceremony in Indy 2007

Beaman Conducting Oath of Enlistment Ceremony in Indy 2007

Then-Rear Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, while he served as commander of Strike Force Training Pacific, is shown conducting an oath of enlistment for six new recruits at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Indianapolis in April 2007. Beaman, who has just been made Vice Admiral for the Third …

July 03, 2011 12:00 am
Portrait of Gerald Beaman

Portrait of Gerald Beaman

U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Gerald Beaman, who is a 1970 graduate of Hammond High School, began the latest chapter of his military career in April 2011 as the commander of the U.S. Navy Third Fleet headquartered in San Diego.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am
Hammond resident now leading Navy efforts in San Diego with new vice admiral rank

Hammond resident now leading Navy efforts in San Diego with new vice admiral rank

Living life in the U.S. Navy always seemed like a natural fit for Gerald Beaman, after his graduation from Hammond High School in 1970.

July 03, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Jef Hasley of Schererville American Legion Post 485 gives sailor Adam Colella a "Challenger Coin" upon Colella's arrival back from the U.S. Navy.

August 28, 2010 8:20 pm
Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Kyle Brown, left, and Chris Colella, Adam Colella's brother, post a sign on the pavillion at Rohrman Park to welcome the returning sailor home Saturday afternoon. Family, friends and representatives of Schererville American Legion Post 485 escorted the Schererville resident from Interstate 6…

August 28, 2010 8:21 pm
Sailor 'piped aboard'

Sailor 'piped aboard'

Rhonda Colella kisses sailor Adam Colella upon his arrival at a "welcome home" party at Rohrman Park in Schererville.

August 28, 2010 8:22 pm
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