web home of Rod Hafemeister
Until July 2000, Rod Hafemeister was a reporter at the
Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat,
a Knight Ridder newspaper located near Scott Air Force
Base and St. Louis, Mo.
From July 2000 through March 2007,
he was the San Antonio, Texas, bureau chief for Air Force
one of four weekly service papers published by Army Times
Publishing, a Gannett company.
Currently, Rod is the editor of Wingspan,
the official base newspaper of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.
This site contains selected military stories published
in the News-Democrat.
Rod's Air Force Times stories are available at the Air
ForceTimes web site.
Click on the links below for a complete list of stories
and a short description:
Additionally, Rod has a blog
- About Rod
Prior to joining the News-Democrat in 1992, Rod spent about a decade
writing on military affairs for a variety of magazines.
He served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1982,
including a tour with 2nd Ranger Battalion, Fort Lewis, Wash., from November
1977 through March 1982.
As a member of the Individual Ready Reserve,
he was called to active duty in January 1991 in support of Operation Desert
and spent six months as a platoon sergeant with a motorized infantry company
at Fort Lewis.
- About These Pages
The articles on this site were made using only basic HTML
and minimal graphics to make them easier and faster to access and print.
If you encounter problems anyway, please mail
Rod and let him know.