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For the second time in less than two months, the Marine Corps has relieved a commander of a unit based in eastern North Carolina of their command.
The military transport plane that slammed into soybean fields Monday in the Mississippi Delta, killing 15 Marines and a Navy sailor, appears to have developed problems while high in the air, a Marine general said Wednesday.
The aircraft that crashed in Mississippi and claimed the lives of at least 16 service members was flying from an air station in North Carolina.
Military officials said the pilot of the AV-8B Harrier who was ejected yesterday evening off the coast of Wrightsville Beach has been released from the hospital.
A military pilot who crashed off Wrightsville Beach this afternoon is in stable condition, according to a Marine Corps news release.
Some 1,000 Marines and sailors are leaving Camp Lejeune for a six-month deployment in Afghanistan.
The Marine Corps says an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft sparked a grass fire at a North Carolina bombing range, resulting in minor damage.
Gov. Bev Perdue is introducing successor Pat McCrory to leaders at the state's military bases in a whirlwind one-day trip through eastern North Carolina.
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