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National Guard

Operation Spartan Shield deploys 200 soliders

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videoTwo-hundred soldiers are deploying from Wilmington in the upcoming weeks. This weekend hundreds gathered to say goodbye. For many it's not their first deployment, but this mission is different. Full story...
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NC National Guard to recognize same-sex marriages

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The North Carolina National Guard will begin recognizing same-sex marriages. Lt. Col. Maury A. Williams said Monday the guard will abide by US Department of Defense orders extending federal benefits to the same-sex spouses of uniformed service members. Full story...
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Dozens hurt, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.

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A bus carrying National Guardsmen has overturned in Iredell County Friday afternoon, officials said. The accident happened on Highway 150/152, just east of Mooresville. Full story...
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Building named after fallen soldier

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videoThis weekend, the National Guard named the Armed Forces Reserve Center off Carolina Beach Road after fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV. Butler was killed in Afghanistan less than a year ago after his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber. Full story...
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Wilmington military facility to be renamed in honor of fallen soldier Saturday

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videoThe National Guard will rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Wilmington this weekend after a fallen soldier. The building on Carolina Beach Road will be named in honor of Sgt. Thomas J. (T.J.) Butler IV. Full story...
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CFCC to honor legacy of fallen National Guardsman at pinning ceremony

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Today, Cape Fear Community College students will honor the memory of a former student who died in Iraq while serving with the National Guard. Full story...
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National Guard sharpens tactical skills at Fort Fisher

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videoNational Guard troops are putting their skills to work at Fort Fisher this week. The simulated war exercise helps the military brush up on skills and apply their knowledge in real-life situations. Full story...
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Wounded soldier returns home to Wilmington with optimistic outlook on future

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videoSgt. James Pierce came home to a hero's welcome last weekend. Now, he must work to get his body, mind and spirit healed after surviving the devastating attack that killed another local soldier. Full story...
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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death

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The body of a Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan is back on American soil. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV’s body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware last night. Fellow service members made what the military calls the dignified transfer in the rain. There is no word yet on when Butler’s body will return to Wilmington. Full story...
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NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday

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More than 100 North Carolina National Guard members are returning home on Independence Day to reunite with their family members after being separated for a year. Full story...
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Soldier drowns after car crashes in Jordan Lake

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A soldier drowned early Wednesday morning after his car was found in Jordan Lake, according to authorities. Full story...
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Military, families celebrate end of US troops in Iraq

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video The announcement that troops are coming home from Iraq by January 1 was great news for all Americans, especially those service members at North Carolina's National Guard. Full story...
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Assistant DA trades in court for military duty

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video It is his last week in the District Attorney's Office. Soon Assistant DA Fred Gore will trade his suit and tie for fatigues. Gore is a captain in the National Guard. Next month he heads to training, and by the end of the year gore will ship out to Kuwait for 10 to 12 months. Full story...
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Agencies work together to prepare for disaster

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videoEnsuring safety along our coast takes practice. Today we got to go behind the scenes to watch federal, state and local response teams in action. Full story...
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Fallen soldiers' memory preserved forever

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Four more names have been added to the Fallen Soldier Memorial Garden at the National Guard Armory in Wilmington. Full story...
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