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Pentagon: US contractor dies in rocket attack at Iraq base

The Pentagon says a U.S. contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing U.S. and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

USMC to conduct training exercise in Kure Beach this weekend

Military training will be conducted at the Fort Fisher National Guard Training Center in Kure Beach this weekend. 

FBI joins investigation into two bodies found on Fort Bragg

The FBI is joining with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command in seeking information from the public in connection with two bodies being found on Fort Bragg last year.

Army: 11 Fort Bliss soldiers ill after ingesting substance

The U.S. Army says eleven soldiers were sickened after ingesting an unauthorized substance during a field training exercise at Fort Bliss in Texas.

Let down your hair: New Army rules for ponytails, nail color

Female soldiers can let their hair down and flash a little nail color under new rules being approved by the Army. But male soldiers will still have to shave.

Guard in DC forced to sleep in garages, sparking outcry

Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington are sparking new calls for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago.

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

Lloyd J. Austin, the West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, has won Senate confirmation to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense.

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, oldest living Marine, dies at 107

A North Carolina woman recognized as the oldest living U.S. Marine has died at age 107.

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Brunswick County announces two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Brunswick County is having two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday at Town Creek in Winnabow and at Smithville Park in Southport.

More bills seek to increase attendance at NC school events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows.

Davis, Olsen signing 1-day contracts to retire as Panthers

Linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen are signing one-day contracts to retire as members of the Carolina Panthers.

Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body found in a creek off of Burney Road near White Oak on Wednesday afternoon.