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Operation Spartan Shield deploys 200 soliders
Submitted by Helen Holt on Sun, 10/05/2014 - 5:49pm.

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.

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NC National Guard to recognize same-sex marriages
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:24pm.

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.

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Dozens hurt, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 3:41pm.

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.

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Building named after fallen soldier
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 07/13/2013 - 6:20pm.

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.

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Wilmington military facility to be renamed in honor of fallen soldier Saturday
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 10:44am.

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.

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CFCC to honor legacy of fallen National Guardsman at pinning ceremony
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:54pm.

Today, Cape Fear Community College students will honor the memory of a former student who died in Iraq while serving with the National Guard.

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National Guard sharpens tactical skills at Fort Fisher
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 4:07pm.

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.

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Wounded soldier returns home to Wilmington with optimistic outlook on future
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 4:22pm.

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.

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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:18am.

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.

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NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 4:17pm.

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.

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