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ONLY ON 3: Injured Wilmington soldier competes in Warrior Games

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video An explosion in Iraq paralyzed a soldier, but it was not enough to wound the Wilmington native's spirit. Lt. Col. Danny Dudek is competing right now in the Warrior Games in Colorado. Full story...
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Fort-Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Navy jet crashes into Virginia apartments, pilots eject

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A local official says it appears two Navy pilots dumped fuel from a fighter jet before it crashed into a Virginia apartment complex, and that likely prevented the resulting fire from being far worse. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue pays tribute to NC military children

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A month of activities and official recognition has been proclaimed to pay tribute to the more than 100,000 North Carolina children whose parents serve in the U.S. military. Full story...
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Combat Mud Run benefits Step up for Soldiers

Step up for Soldiers will host its first ever 5-K "Combat Mud Run" April 14.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire on board delays Diligence departure

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A last-minute change in plans for the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this morning. It was scheduled to leave on a new mission, but a problem on board will keep the ship in port. Full story...
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Diligence sets sail Thursday morning

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After being home in the Port City for a couple months, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is heading back out to sea. Full story...
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Weather threat cancels weekends activities

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The threat of severe weather Saturday has forced the cancellation of some planned events, including a walk-a-thon for injured members of the military and the Fire in the Lakes Festival in Brunswick County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 3rd grader with big heart trying to help injured military

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video A small boy, with a big heart. A third grader has organized a walk-a-thon to help raise money for injured troops. His mom says altruism is nothing new for this New Hanover County student. Full story...
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Marines sorry for helicopter worries at NC town

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A commander at the Cherry Point Marine Air Corps Station is apologizing for training exercises involving low-flying helicopters that left many Kinston residents concerned about escaped inmates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington woman part of lawsuit on military sex assaults, harassment

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videoGang rape, harassment and sexual assault. Those are among the allegations from eight women in a lawsuit filed this week against the Department of Defense. The suit filed Tuesday claims military officials, including the current and former secretaries of Defense, ignored the rampant problem of sexual assaults. Full story...
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NC Marine Corps air base in big expansion phase

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The military's big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 41 years later, Vietnam vet reunites with war buddy feared dead

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video A Brunswick County veteran had a very special reunion recently with who he long thought was a fallen comrade. Jim Milstead was a riverboat officer in Vietnam. Last month he met up with a friend he thought died more than 40 years ago. Full story...
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North Carolina to honor Tuskegee Airmen at Capitol

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The state of North Carolina is planning a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen at the State Capitol. Full story...
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