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Marine Corps

Making Marines feel at home

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video owner finds families to host Marines for Thanksgiving & invites them to get free coffee for Veteran's Day at Port City Java. Full story...
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Marines thinking about switching to a new unisex hat

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video The Marine Corps is contemplating a uniform change that would create a unisex service cap. The Marines are also exploring whether to have women use a slightly modified version of the hat used by male Marines instead of the distinctive “bucket cap” they now wear. If the unisex design is chosen it would be the first change to that part of the Marine uniform since 1922. Full story...
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Top Marine, survivors remember 1983 Beirut blast

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videoThe Marine Corps' top general says the deadly Beirut barracks bombing 30 years ago helped define the start of America's war against terrorists. Full story...
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Marine dies in Afghanistan

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20-year-old Lance Cpl. Christopher Grant, of Richwood, died Sunday while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Officials say he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Full story...
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Families asked to host Marines for Thanksgiving dinner

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video Thanksgiving is just five weeks away. The organizers of the Marines for Thanksgiving program are asking for your help getting ready for another happy holiday for some of America's finest. Full story...
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Good Samaritan charters jet to fly Marine's dogs cross country

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videoWhen one Marine was reassigned cross country; he quickly learned his dogs were too large to fly on a commercial flight to Albert J. Ellis Airport. Andrew Morales, a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, rescued Dusty and Wyatt during his deployment overseas almost three years ago. Full story...
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Panel: Discharge Marine captain in Camp Lejeune urination case

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A US Marine Corps panel is recommending that an officer be forcibly discharged for failing to supervise a group of snipers who posed for a video while urinating on dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Marine admits to cab driver attack caught on camera

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine has admitted to assaulting a cab driver in Onslow County, causing several facial injuries on the victim. Full story...
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Judge: No bond for Marine charged with infant's murder

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A Camp Lejeune Marine has been charged with murder in the death of an 11-month-old child. In addition to an open count of murder, 23-year-old LCpl. Matthew Scott Krause, of Maysville, has been charged with negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and abuse and neglect. Full story...
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Marine accused of shaking baby to death

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine is charged with the death of an infant. Investigators from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office and Naval Criminal Investigative Service responded to the Naval Hospital aboard Camp Lejeune July 28 for an unresponsive 11-month-old. The infant had been in the care of LCpl. Matthew Krause, 23, who was the child's mother's boyfriend. 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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Residents near New River warned of loud explosions

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Officials at Camp Lejeune are warning nearby residents that they might hear periodic explosions as unexploded ordnance is destroyed. A spokesman says Marines are blowing up mostly old rifle and rocket grenades or mortar rounds used on the training ranges. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines train, prepare for amphibious emergency

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Members of the Marine Corps Combat Logistics Battalion 24 are training to support civilian authorities in the event of a state or national emergency. Full story...
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Flap continues over Lejeune health assessment

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videoA bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base. Full story...
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WWII Marine Raiders reunite in Wilmington

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videoOn this date in 1945, Japan surrendered to end World War II. Sixty-eight years later, some the elite US Marine Raiders have come together one more time right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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