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Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

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A U.S. Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died during combat operations in Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense announced Thursday that Sgt. Jacob M. Hess of Spokane, Wash., died Wednesday in Helmand Province. Full story...
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Red Cross delivers Christmas cheer to military

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video 'Tis the season for holiday cheer. American Red Cross volunteers here in the Port City spent their day delivering cookies and cards to military installations across our area. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America falls far short of Wilmington goal

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videoTo honor fallen heroes during the holidays Wreaths Across America aims to put a wreath on all graves in the nation's veterans cemeteries. But here in Wilmington a majority of the graves will go undecorated. Full story...
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Soldier's homecoming an early Christmas surprise for daughter

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videoAn ordinary school day turned into one a little girl will never forget, when her father returned home early from Afghanistan. Caroline McKernan thought she was performing on stage for her class, but she was in for a big surprise. Full story...
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Wilmington again recognized as Coast Guard City

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videoThe Coast Guard will again formally recognize Wilmington as a Coast Guard City at a ceremony next week. It marks the third time the City of Wilmington will be recognized by the service as an official Coast Guard City. Full story...
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USMC adopts male caps for all Marines

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The Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved the Marine Corps Uniform Board's recommendation to adopt the male dress and service cap as the universal dress and service cap for all Marines Full story...
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Military wife collects gloves for deployed Marines

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videoThe winter months are cold months in Afghanistan. When the desert sun goes down, temperatures dive too. But one military spouse is doing her part to help those serving a deployment. Full story...
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Veterans Day events celebrate those who served

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videoToday our country celebrated the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The New Hanover County Veterans Council organized a couple of ceremonies here in the Port City. Full story...
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At 95, WWII veteran focuses on dancing

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videoA local man is celebrating Veterans Day in an extraordinary way. This World War II sailor is putting the finishing touches on his own song and dance. Full story...
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McIntyre says constituents overwhelmingly against US action in Syria

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre is speaking out on the continuing crisis in Syria. He says he has spent a lot of time talking to his constituents in southeastern North Carolina, and overwhelmingly most people are opposed to any US involvement in Syria. Full story...
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Hagan invites students and counselors to Military Service Academy Day 2013

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Sen. Kay Hagan invites all 7th through 12th grade students and middle and high school counselors from across North Carolina to attend Military Service Academy Day 2013 at Randolph Community College on Saturday, September 21. Full story...
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UNCW Syria expert talks about crisis in war-torn country

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videoUNCW's Dr. Dan Masters stopped by WWAY to talk about the crisis in Syria and what options the U.S. has when it comes to stopping the bloodshed in the war-torn country. Full story...
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President Obama to seek approval from Congress before taking action in Syria

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President Obama announced today that the US should pursue military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for use of chemical weapons in that country's civil war, but only after his administration seeks approval from Congress. Full story...
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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

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A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Full story...
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Dozens hurt, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.

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A bus carrying National Guardsmen has overturned in Iredell County Friday afternoon, officials said. The accident happened on Highway 150/152, just east of Mooresville. Full story...
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