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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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Retired general to discuss clean energy in Raleigh

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A retired US Air Force general is visiting Raleigh to highlight the military's role in clean energy innovation and what this means for North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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NC civilian employee union opposes military cuts

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A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts. Full story...
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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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