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 Times,
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.
Click on the links below for a complete list of stories and a short description:

Rod's Air Force Times stories are available at the Air ForceTimes web site.

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 Storm
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.