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McIntyre visits local navy alumni

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Congressman Mike McIntyre paid a visit to local navy alumni Monday. He gave the keynote address at a Naval Academy Alumni Association luncheon. Full story...
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Local woman starts 'Adopt a Soldier' program

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videoA local woman is reinventing the wheel when it comes to sending care packages to soldiers serving overseas. Full story...
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Marines to look at Afghanistan shooting

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The Marine Corps says an official court of inquiry will look into an incident in which a Marines special operations company is accused of killing several Afghan civilians. Full story...
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Soldier: Sergeant from N.C. ordered me to shoot unarmed Iraqi man

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A U.S. soldier testified today in a field court-martial in Baghdad that a staff sergeant from North Carolina ordered him to shoot an unarmed Iraqi man. Full story...
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Iraqi leader disputes Blackwater account

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Iraq's prime minister is disputing North Carolina-based Blackwater USA's version of a shooting that killed at last eleven people. Full story...
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U.S. attack in Baghdad reportedly kills 14

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The military says the Americans and Iraqis attacked a suspected terrorist cell early today based on intelligence information. A statement says as the soldiers moved in, they came under fire from more than a dozen Shiite militiamen firing from rooftops. Full story...
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Air Force reservists prepare for deployment to Iraq

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Reservists at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are preparing to deploy for Iraq for a tour that's expected to last six months. Full story...
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Family of deployed service members can send video messages

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Sometimes a letter or e-mail just doesn't get the message across. Now families of deployed service members can send a 10-minute video on DVD via the Jacksonville United Service Organization -- free of charge. Full story...
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Former Fort Bragg general may be punished in Tillman death

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Military officials say the Pentagon is preparing to hand out new punishments in the friendly fire death of former NFL player Pat Tillman. Full story...
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N.C. Guard troops returning tonight from Kuwait

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Dozens of soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard's 730th Quartermaster battalion are scheduled to come home tonight from Kuwait. Full story...
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N.C. woman testifies about lack of help for injured soldiers

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Families of injured soldiers are speaking out in frustration. They told a presidential panel today that they were forced to become full-time caregivers because of an overwhelmed health system. Full story...
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82nd Airborne soldiers die in crash

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Officials say five soldiers who died this week when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan were members of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Truck carrying military explosives overturns, kills two

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The Columbus County Coroner confirms that an early morning accident in Columbus County has claimed the lives of Robert and Barbara Jean Mason of Long Island, Virginia. The accident happened a little after Friday this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington remembers fallen heroes

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Wilmington honored the men and women who gave their lives in the armed services today at the National Ceremony. Full story...
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82nd Airborne holds memorial for slain paratroopers

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About 300 people turned out today to pay tribute to paratroopers killed in battle during the 82nd Airborne Division's memorial service at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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