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Kids send care packages to troops overseas

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video The Spartan Basketball Association and OOnce Me Children's Foundation teamed up and adopted an infantry unit called Alpha Company. The unit of troops are out of Camp Lejeune who left for Afghanistan in January and plan to be there for more than a year. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory launches jobs program to keep vets in state

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videoGovernor 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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