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Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq

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Marine Corp officers in North Carolina are launching a formal investigation into whether a Lebanese-American Marine deserted his unit in Iraq or later after returning to the United States. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Jacksonville distiller giving back to Wounded Warrior Project

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videoThe Wounded Warrior Project has a new sponsor, and you could say he has a lot of sprits. Diablo Distilleries in Jacksonville is making more than moonshine. It's trying to make a difference. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Medal of Awesome

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videoThe Department of Veteran Affairs estimates at least 22 veterans commit suicide a day. One is too much. 22 is a reality. This documentary tells the story of three critically injured warriors and their highs, lows, and once again highs as they continue to be still in the fight. Their story was funded by a Wilmington man. The way he sprung into action....is 'Extraordinary'. Full story...
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Veterans Affairs holds Agent Orange town hall meeting in Wilmington

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video Veterans from all over the United States came to Wilmington to fight for a cause at the Agent Orange town hall meeting. Full story...
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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care

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The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. Full story...
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Man arrested in death of Fort Bragg soldier

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A Hoke County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Fort Bragg soldier during a break-in at his home last October. Full story...
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

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video The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments. Full story...
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UNCW grad to 'Cruise the Coast' for charity in honor of fallen father

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videoOne Seahawk graduate is gearing up to hit the streets, traveling thousands of miles on a skateboard, all in honor of his father and charities that help military communities. Full story...
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NC Veterans Affairs office opens hotline to improve services

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videoThe North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has started a tip hotline to help improve services at the state's medical facilities for veterans. Full story...
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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

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Two defense officials say the chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care. The officials say the commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, and three deputies were suspended. Full story...
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Dad surprises family at baseball game

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videoTuesday night was a big night at Topsail High School. Master Gunnery Sergeant Kenneth Kampen surprised his children when he stepped out to throw the opening pitch at Tuesday evening's game. Full story...
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Local veterans cite issues with area VA facilities

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videoAs President Obama promises to fix problems with the Department of Veterans Affair, veterans we spoke with in Wilmington said they are certainly concerned about what's happening with the VA. Full story...
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Durham VA Medical Center workers placed on leave

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Two employees at the Durham VA Medical Center are on administrative leave for what officials call inappropriate scheduling practices. Full story...
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Walking for Warriors

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videoDonna Street is a mover and a shaker so to speak. She's been walking since early February talking to folks and shaking hands along the way. For her it’s not about an organization or a donation it’s all about the walk. Full story...
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Welcome home Vietnam Vets decades after their service

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videoThe Vietnam Veterans were doing a job their country asked them to do, yet many of them never had a proper "Welcome home." Now, a local ceremony will honor them how many argue they should have been honored. Full story...
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