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Gov. McCrory launches jobs program to keep vets in state

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Governor Pat McCrory made a stop at Camp Lejeune this afternoon to unveil a veterans employment initiative. Full story...
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Ceremony marks start of construction for Montford Point memorial

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A ceremony is scheduled to mark the start of construction of a monument at Camp Lejeune to honor the Montford Point Marines, the first black Marines to enlist in the Corps. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lejeune Marine convicted and sentenced

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videoA U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq has been found guilty of desertion charges related to his disappearances there and in Lebanon. Full story...
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Onslow Co. woman named Marine Corps Spouse of the Year

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video The wife of a Marine stationed at MCAS New River has been named the 2015 Marine Corps Spouse of the Year. Full story...
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Local active military, veterans react to fight against ISIS

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video Local military personnel are speaking out about President Obama's request to congress to authorize military force against ISIS. With a large population of active military and veterans close by, that decision could affect a huge community right here. It's a town that's centered around Camp Lejeune. From active duty men and women to veterans to their families Jacksonville is a military town. So a decision from the president to fight ISIS is something Air Force Veteran Emory Keck says they are all prepared for. Full story...
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Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

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President Barack Obama says his new war-powers request to Congress won't become the authorization for another ground war like the US fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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Local leaders to Army: Bragg cuts an 'economic tsunami'

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Fayetteville-area leaders say a worst-case scenario for cuts at Fort Bragg will result in an "economic tsunami" for the region. Full story...
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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

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A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg. The Army issued a five-sentence statement Monday saying Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape and forcible sodomy, and four charges of assault and disobeying an order. Full story...
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Pentagon pairs with Duke to build solar farm at Camp Lejeune

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The Pentagon is pairing with Duke Energy to build an 80-acre solar farm at Camp Lejeune, a sprawling U.S. Marine Corps base along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Trial postponed for Lejeune Marine who vanished in Iraq

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videoA judge has delayed the trial of a U.S. Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon. Full story...
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