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NC Air Force base opens new radar control facility

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An upgrade of the radar tracking system at a North Carolina Air Force base is passing a milestone. Full story...
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First female shuttle pilot to discuss lessons from Columbia disaster

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video The first female space shuttle pilot and commander will speak about her experiences with NASA, and lessons learned in times of disaster. Full story...
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2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

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The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the US military surged to a record 349 last year. That far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 301 military suicides in 2011. Full story...
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NC Air Force base opposes wind farm plan

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The Air Force objects to a planned wind farm in eastern North Carolina, saying the blades reaching nearly 500 feet high could threaten low-flying fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Full story...
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Robot finds no bomb in package at NC courthouse

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A suspicious package left outside a North Carolina courthouse and jail that were evacuated as a precaution was not a bomb. Full story...
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Irene has NC military ready to move jets, events

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At Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps spokesman Nat Fahy says a ceremony opening a new battle training center is being delayed because of Hurricane Irene. Fahy says it is unclear when the ceremony will be held. Full story...
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4 killed in Afghanistan crash had NC ties

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Four of the military personnel killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan had ties to North Carolina. Full story...
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Appeals court rejects appeal in Air Force captain's death

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A federal appeals court has refused to consider a request for a new trial for a former Fayetteville psychologist convicted in her husband's death. Full story...
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Navy, Air Force to play 3-game series in Kinston

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North Carolina's reputation as the nation's most military friendly state takes on a new spin as two baseball teams come to the state for a weekend series. Full story...
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