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NC's First Veterans' Treatment Court Opens In Harnett County

Posted: 11/06/2013 - The Harnett County courtroom will handle sentencing for local honorably discharged veterans found guilty of certain misdemeanors or low-level felonies and who may have substance abuse or mental health problems.

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Walter Jones Challenger Switches Parties, Thigpen Now Democrat

Posted: 11/01/2013 - An Iraq War veteran campaigning for Congress in eastern North Carolina against U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, saying the tea party has made the GOP too extreme.

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Camp Lejeune Marines, Sailor Receive Purple Heart

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Nine marines and a sailor based at Camp Lejeune, just back from Afghanistan, received the purple heart medal and one Marine received the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal for their actions in their support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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WITN Reporter Checks Out Marine Training Firsthand

Updated: 10/25/2013 - Every autumn the Marine Corps puts the few and the proud to the test. The combat fitness test keeps Marines prepared for combat on the ground. Alize Proisy tackled the test to show us the course first hand and learn how it impacts our troops.

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New Beirut Memorial Grove Coming To Jacksonville

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The N.C. Department of Transportation is joining with the City of Jacksonville and the Beirut Memorial Advisory Board to establish a Beirut Memorial Grove to honor the victims of the 1983 bombing that killed 273 service members.

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New River To Honor Beirut Anniversary Early

Updated: 10/18/2013 - Marine Corps Air Station New River is honoring more than 240 Americans killed 30 years ago when terrorist attacked the military barracks in Beirut that was home to a U.S. peacekeeping force.

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Videos Contradict Medal Of Honor Winner's Account

Posted: 10/15/2013 - In his memoir of the 2009 battle in Afghanistan that brought him the Medal of Honor, Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer describes how he reflexively switched from his machine gun to his rifle and back to his machine gun as he mowed down a swarm of charging Taliban from the vehicle's turret.

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'Iron Man' Suit Being Developed By US Army

Posted: 10/11/2013 - If you've always wanted a high-tech suit of armor that will make you nearly invincible — à la Tony Stark of "Iron Man" — your long wait may soon be over.

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Obama Signs Bill To Pay Military Death Benefits

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments.

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Appeal Denied, Former Fort Bragg General Will Face Sex Assault Charges

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied a petition filed by lawyers for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. The August filing sought to halt the case based on their claim that top Pentagon officials exerted improper pressure to criminally prosecute him.

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