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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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Film about Lejeune Marine's struggle gets Oscar nod

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A documentary film about a Camp Lejeune Marine who returns from war in Afghanistan wounded and struggling to rebuild his life is among the nominees for an Academy Award. Full story...
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Pentagon: 2 North Carolina units to Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says more than 6,000 soldiers with units at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Stewart in Georgia are heading to Afghanistan in the spring. Full story...
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Diligence returns home after spending holidays at sea

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is back home. After a 45-day deployment, the Diligence docked back in Wilmington this morning. Full story...
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Change in GI Bill affects NC veterans in school

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A recent change in federal law could mean huge tuition bills for hundreds of military veterans in North Carolina looking to attend college. Full story...
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President, first lady to visit Fort Bragg next week

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The White House said President Obama will give a speech Wednesday about his decision to finish the war in Iraq at the end of the month and what it means for the nation's future. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America to honor fallen heroes Saturday

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More than 340,000 wreaths are on the move right now, all part of Wreaths Across America. Each year the organization coordinates hundreds of wreath-laying ceremonies on the second Saturday of December to honor and remember those who have served our country. Full story...
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