About Denise Goolsby

Multimedia journalist and military affairs reporter/blogger with The Desert Sun (@mydesert) newspaper in Palm Springs. Follow The Debrief military blog at Follow me on Twitter @denisegoolsby

Recent Posts

USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor commemorated on postage stamp

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday honored the USS Arizona Memorial with the dedication of a Priority Mail Express $19.99 stamp. The swooping white concrete structure marks the resting place of 1, March 13th, 2014

Beloved bagpiper, St. Louis Rams executive Jim McCallum dies

Jim McCallum of Palm Desert, beloved bagpiper, dedicated supporter of local Marine Corps organizations and a former vice president of the St. Louis Rams, died Feb. 28. He was 72 years old. McCa March 10th, 2014

Mystery man hands out $100 bills to food bank clients at LGBT center

A guy pulls up on a side street in a shiny black Escalade, gets out of the vehicle and walks up to a group of people in line at a food bank waiting to pick up groceries that will help sustain them thr March 3rd, 2014

7-Eleven’s new Diet Coke Frost Cherry Slurpee is sweet, frosty goodness

7-Eleven launched a brand new Slurpee flavor this week - Diet Coke Frost Cherry - only 25 calories per 20 ounce serving! - and as far as we can tell, it's already available at some locations in th February 27th, 2014

Twentynine Palms Marines commanding general talks budget, priorities

Maj. Gen. David H. Berger, Commanding General, MAGTFTC, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, covered a wide-range of topics as guest speaker at the Palm Springs Chapter of the February 26th, 2014

Sweet memories of Ralph Waite

A group of reporters were standing on the balcony at The Desert Sun Thursday afternoon watching for King Abdullah II's plane to make a landing at Palm Springs International Airport. The king an February 13th, 2014

Comcast to acquire Time Warner Cable in $45 billion deal

brightcove.createExperiences(); USA Today Money is reporting that Comcast has agreed to acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion dollar deal. Comcast February 12th, 2014

Veterans get in free at Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival

The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is offering free admission for veterans (with military ID) and up to three family members to attend the fair, which runs through Feb. 23. February 12th, 2014

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to play at Big League Dreams

The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will take on the National Pro Fastpitch 2013 Champions, the USSSA Florida Pride, in an exhibition game at 6 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Big League Dreams sports park, February 4th, 2014

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos talks global security, national defense priorities

In a speech at the RAND Corporation in Pentagon City, Virginia on Tuesday, Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, shared his perspective, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff January 31st, 2014

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