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Wilmington soldier injured in Iraq honored with Purple Heart

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video It's an honor bestowed on very few. US Army Sgt. Jason Thigpen received the Purple Heart during a special ceremony Wednesday for his service in Iraq. Full story...
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Two Fort Bragg soldiers face teen murder charges

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says the two men charged with killing a North Carolina teen and dumping his body are soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division. Full story...
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Fort Bragg to hire more substance abuse counselors

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The Army is looking for nearly a dozen substance abuse counselors to help soldiers at Fort Bragg overcome alcohol and drug problems. Full story...
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Fort Hood shooting suspect will face death penalty

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The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage in Texas will be court-martialed and face the death penalty. Full story...
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Parachute design questioned in Fort Bragg death

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The Army is investigating the death of an 82nd Airborne paratrooper who died during weekend training in North Carolina while using a new style of parachute. 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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Army soldiers ditch hated berets in favor of caps

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Army soldiers are gleeful they can ditch the ill-fitting black wool berets they've worn for years and go back to their old, brimmed patrol caps. Full story...
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Army mom surprises son with unexpected homecoming

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video Many men and women sacrifice the comforts of home here in the States to protect our freedom overseas, and their families sacrifice precious time with their loved one. One local family is now reunited after a surprise homecoming. Full story...
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Fort Bragg medic found dead in barracks

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A medic with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division has been found dead in the barracks at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Kindergartener gets surprise birthday gift: Dad home from Afghanistan

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video The men and women who serve our county sacrifice a lot. Some leave their families for long periods of time and miss important moments. Today, one little girl got an early birthday present all the way from Afghanistan. Full story...
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