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Afghanistan

Nearly 300 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from overseas

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It was a very good weekend for nearly 300 soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg. The Fayetteville Observer reported that about 280 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division returned to Fort Bragg on Sunday. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier pleads to stealing fuel

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A Fort Bragg soldier will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to stealing more than a million gallons of fuel from an American base in Afghanistan. The Fayetteville Observer reports that 32-year-old Sgt. Christopher Ciampa of Lillington pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and conspiracy to defraud the government. Full story...
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3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan. Full story...
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REPORT IT: Brunswick Co. soldier surprises wife, daughter with early homecoming

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videoA Brunswick County woman and her daughter got quite the surprise for mom's birthday earlier this week. Full story...
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Marine reunited with four-legged war buddy

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videoMany people form strong bonds with man's best friend. A New Hanover County Marine made his canine friendship while deployed in Afghanistan. Now man and dog are back together again. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine killed by IED

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A Purple Heart recipient stationed in North Carolina has died after being wounded by an IED while serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. 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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NC-based Marine killed in Afghanistan

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The Defense Department says a 19-year-old Marine based in North Carolina has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Marine who shot urination video pleads guilty

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videoA Marine who shot a video of Marines urinating on Taliban fighters two years ago has pleaded guilty and been demoted. Full story...
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Building named after fallen soldier

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videoThis weekend, the National Guard named the Armed Forces Reserve Center off Carolina Beach Road after fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV. Butler was killed in Afghanistan less than a year ago after his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber. Full story...
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