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FIRST ON 3: Veterans upset about military ballots made public

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videoThe security of absentee ballots from members of the military and other voters sent to the New Hanover County Board of Elections may have been compromised via a public e-mail server, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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NC launches initiative to aid veterans, families

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North Carolina is launching an initiative aimed at serving active-duty military, veterans and their families. Full story...
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Fort Bragg to be among 5 US bases to isolate Ebola-mission troops

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U.S. officials say the top U.S. military officer has designated five U.S. bases where American troops would be housed and isolated for 21 days upon returning from Africa after serving in the Ebola-response mission. The officials said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a plan Friday that lists Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as quarantine locations. The U.S. also hopes to use bases in Italy and Germany for troops based in that region. Full story...
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Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq

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video President Barack Obama is authorizing the US military to deploy up to 1,500 more troops to Iraq as part of the mission to combat the Islamic State group. Obama is also asking Congress for more than $5 billion to help fund the fight. Full story...
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Soldier recognized for act of bravery

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videoAn Army veteran and Kure Beach firefighter was recognized at the USS North Carolina for an act of bravery when he was deployed in Iraq. Full story...
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Burr visits the Port City, talks ISIS and race for US Senate

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videoSenator Richard Burr severed as the keynote speaker at the Fedcon Summit this morning. During his visit to the Port City we caught up with him on several topics including the threat of ISIS, and the race for U.S. Senate. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor survivors sought for 73rd anniversary commemoration

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video A local group that honors the history of World War II is looking for Pearl Harbor survivors for an annual event. Full story...
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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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Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

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A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges. A news release Friday says a Marine general has referred 34-year-old Cpl. Wassef Hassoun for a general court-martial. No date has been set. Full story...
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Heroes stand at attention to raise awareness

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videoMembers of the military took part in the 4th Annual Stand At Attention Saturday at Independence Mall. They competed to see who could Stand At Attention the longest, but it also created a lot of public attention for a serious issue. Full story...
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