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Marine Corps

Hundreds gather outside Lejeune to honor victims of Beirut bombing

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video Nearly three decades later, the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, still lingers. October 23, 1983, was the deadliest day the Corps had seen since Iwo Jima. Hundreds gathered to remember that day and honor those they lost during a ceremony in Jacksonville. Full story...
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Marines to allow troops to wear KIA bracelets

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The commandant of the Marine Corps is changing the rule that bans troops from wearing bracelets commemorating friends killed in action, settling a flap that has roiled some in the force. Full story...
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USMC cracks down on KIA bracelets

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video The KIA, or Killed In Action bracelets, are worn by Marines in honor of friends who died serving their country. But the Marine Corps does not allow jewelry, which has some Marines demanding an exception be made to the rule. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors have begun introducing their case against three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks. Full story...
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Lejeune Marines participate in Adrenalin Rush

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A new program will help Camp Lejeune Marines adjust to life at home after the stress of a combat zone with excursions such as whitewater rafting trips. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors say they will show three Raleigh men were part of a plot to kill soldiers at Fort Bragg and Marines in Virginia. Full story...
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Marine chopper drops training missile in NC yard

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A Camp Lejeune Marine sergeant is wondering what could have happened after finding a six-foot-long military training missile that fell from a helicopter in his back yard. Full story...
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American Legion duped by fake Marine at NC tourney

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There are red faces among the smiles after a record-breaking North Carolina baseball tournament discovered a speaker wasn't the decorated combat veteran he claimed to be. Full story...
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Irene has NC military ready to move jets, events

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At Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps spokesman Nat Fahy says a ceremony opening a new battle training center is being delayed because of Hurricane Irene. Fahy says it is unclear when the ceremony will be held. Full story...
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NC Marines use booms, vacuums to clean fuel spill

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Officials at North Carolina's Marine Corps Air Station New River are using oil-absorbing booms and vacuum trucks to suck up fuel from a pipeline leak. Full story...
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Marine Corps head tells NC troops of careful cuts

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The commandant of the Marine Corps is telling troops at a North Carolina aviation base that force reductions will mean not every Marine that wants to re-enlist will have that option. Full story...
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Shirts on, iPods off when jogging at Lejeune

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Military and civilian personnel at Camp Lejeune are being reminded that they should jog with their shirts on and without iPods while jogging on the base. Full story...
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NC based soldiers killed in separate incidents

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Military officials say an Army sergeant and a Marine Corps lance corporal, both based in North Carolina, have been killed in separate incidents. Full story...
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NC Marine killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine staff sergeant based in North Carolina has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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