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Military

Fact to fiction novel remembers 'The Things They Carried'

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video Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien turned fact into fiction in his war novel ‘The Things They Carried’ as he shared his war experience and a soldiers battle from within. Full story...
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NC Air Force base opens new radar control facility

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An upgrade of the radar tracking system at a North Carolina Air Force base is passing a milestone. Full story...
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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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