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North Carolina Marine Charged With Assaulting Recruits

Posted: 01/26/2013 - Authorities say they arrested 24-year-old Sgt. Derek Percival at his Salisbury apartment on Saturday. He faces charges including sexual battery, false imprisonment and communicating threats.

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Wife Of female Army Officer Can Join Spouses Club

Posted: 01/26/2013 - A woman who is married to a female Army officer at Fort Bragg and was recently denied membership in its officers' spouses club says she has now been invited to become a full member.

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Jones Opposes Women In Military Combat

Updated: 01/24/2013 - Congressman Walter Jones of Farmville says President Barack Obama should be focused on maintaining "our military as the best fighting force in the world, not using it to advance his social agenda".

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U.N. Expert Investigates US Drone Killings

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A U.N. expert is launching a special investigation into the drone warfare and targeted killings that the United States uses as front-line weapons in its global war against al-Qaida.

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US, Germany, Italy Best At Nazi Investigations

Posted: 01/24/2013 - The Simon Wiesenthal Center ranks Germany, Italy and the U.S. as the most successful at investigating and prosecuting Nazi war crimes over the past year.

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Navy: Random Alcohol Tests For Sailors In US

Updated: 01/24/2013 - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

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Defense Secretary Opens Combat Roles To Women

Posted: 01/23/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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Military Movie Theaters Closing

Posted: 01/20/2013 - Many U.S. military bases around the globe are losing their movie theaters as the industry converts from 35 millimeter film to digital projection.

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Marines Studying Mindfulness-based Training

Posted: 01/19/2013 - The U.S. Marine Corps is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

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Same-Sex Military Couples Struggle For Recognition

Posted: 01/19/2013 - Overall, the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" has gone smoothly during the nearly year and a half that gays have been allowed to serve openly. For some same-sex military couples, however, frustrations are mounting.

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Agency: Camp Lejeune Water Contaminated In 1953

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Many more Marines and their relatives could be eligible for compensation for illnesses because a federal agency determined that the water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated four years earlier than thought.

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Military Suicides Hit Record High

Posted: 01/14/2013 - The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the U.S. military surged to a record 349 last year.

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Air Force Base Warns Of More Noise Than Usual

Posted: 01/14/2013 - Neighbors of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Wayne County are being warned of increased noise from low-level jet flights during an upcoming exercise.

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Obama, Karzai Agree: It's Time To Wind Down War

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting.

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Marine Corps: Spouses Clubs Must Admit Same-Sex Spouses

Posted: 01/09/2013 - Underscoring the challenges, the Marines' advisory -- obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press -- refers to an ongoing controversy at the Army's Fort Bragg in North Carolina where the officers' spouses club has denied admission to a same-sex spouse.

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Float Driver Won't Face Charges In Train Crash

Posted: 01/09/2013 - A grand jury on Wednesday declined to indict the driver of a float involved in a train collision that killed four U.S. military veterans, including a Camp Lejeune Marine, in a West Texas parade.

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