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Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:39pm.

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.

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Heroes stand at attention to raise awareness
Submitted by Helen Holt on Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:07pm.

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.

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Retired general to discuss clean energy in Raleigh
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:35am.

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.

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NC civilian employee union opposes military cuts
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:21am.

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

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Marines investigate corporal who vanished in Iraq
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:13pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: New Jacksonville distiller giving back to Wounded Warrior Project
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:57pm.

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.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Medal of Awesome
Submitted by Daniel Seamans on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:38pm.

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'.

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Veterans Affairs holds Agent Orange town hall meeting in Wilmington
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Sat, 06/28/2014 - 5:39pm.

video Veterans from all over the United States came to Wilmington to fight for a cause at the Agent Orange town hall meeting.

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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:53pm.

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.

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Man arrested in death of Fort Bragg soldier
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:29am.

A Hoke County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Fort Bragg soldier during a break-in at his home last October.

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