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West Brunswick High JROTC instructor gets statewide recognition

West Brunswick High School JROTC instructor Joseph Calisto just received statewide recognition. Calisto has been named VFW NC Teacher of the Year in the High School category.

Army vet sues VA hospital over scalpel left in body after surgery

An Army veteran who said someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery is suing a veterans affairs hospital.
Emergency workers respond to a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, TX, on Nov. 5, 2017. ( KSAT) Erica Hernandez

Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren't reported to the national background check system.

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in the swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 Saturday to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

Son of deceased Army staff sergeant hugs his gravestone in touching photo

When young brothers Mason and Mylan Brazel visited their father’s grave to see his headstone for the very first time at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 20, they curled up to take a nap with him.

Smoked pot and want to enlist? Army issuing more waivers

As more states lessen or eliminate marijuana penalties, the Army is granting hundreds of waivers to enlist people who used the drug in their youth — as long as they realize they can't do so again in the military.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl (left) arrives for his sentencing hearing at Fort Bragg on Oct. 30, 2017. (Photo: WNCN)video

On stand, Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the daily nightmares and flashbacks to his five years in captivity of Taliban allies he still endures.

Trial starts in North Carolina veteran’s burn death

A man on trial for his life for setting a man he met at a bar on fire and piling furniture on his naked body at a North Carolina hotel room yelled at police responding to the fire alarm that terrorists were attacking, according to trial testimony.

Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger were based at Fort Bragg

The Department of Defense said the three Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger on Wednesday were assigned to 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg.

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