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Marine Corps

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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Wounded Marine gets free house in Jacksonville

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A retired Marine sergeant wounded in Iraq will get a new five-bedroom log home. Full story...
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Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

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Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune security level lowered

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Camp Lejeune officials say base security has returned almost to normal after nearly two months of being at an enhanced status because of the death of Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Federal agency begins survey about Lejeune water

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A federal agency is beginning a survey of diseases that may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, where officials believe as many as 1 million people might have been exposed to toxins. Full story...
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Marine Corps 1st EA-6B Prowler has final flight

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After three decades of protecting military forces at sea and on land, the Marine Corps' first EA-6B Prowler jet is taking flight for the last time at Cherry Point Air Station in North Carolina. Full story...
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Conviction reversed in NC in slaying of Marine

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a small-town North Carolina police chief convicted of first-degree murder in the 1972 shooting death of a Marine. Full story...
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