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Trial postponed for Lejeune Marine who vanished in Iraq
Submitted by Elizabeth Bynum on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:03pm.

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.

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Lejeune Marine lucks out on busy travel day
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 3:22pm.

video It's one of the busiest travel days a year, with millions flying and driving. But for one Camp Lejeune Marine, it was a smooth trip that actually ended up with him getting home earlier than he thought.

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FIRST ON 3: Veterans upset about military ballots made public
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:43pm.

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.

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NC launches initiative to aid veterans, families
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:49pm.

North Carolina is launching an initiative aimed at serving active-duty military, veterans and their families.

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Fort Bragg to be among 5 US bases to isolate Ebola-mission troops
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:42pm.

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.

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Obama authorizes 1,500 more troops for Iraq
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:22pm.

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.

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Soldier recognized for act of bravery
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:00pm.

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.

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Burr visits the Port City, talks ISIS and race for US Senate
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:36am.

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.

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Pearl Harbor survivors sought for 73rd anniversary commemoration
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:33am.

video A local group that honors the history of World War II is looking for Pearl Harbor survivors for an annual event.

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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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