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More Marines Deploying

Updated: 03/05/2010 - The Friday deployment is part of a scheduled rotation to southern Afghanistan.

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Cherry Point Marine Dies In "Non-Combat" Death

Updated: 03/04/2010 - Marine officials would not say how Private Timothy Koundry, Jr. died. The military defines a non-combat death as being by accident, homicide, negligence, illness or suicide.

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String Of Bombings Kills Dozens In Iraq

Posted: 03/03/2010 - A string of three deadly suicide bombings killed at least 30 people in the former insurgent stronghold of Baqouba on Wednesday, including a blast from a suicide bomber who rode in an ambulance with the wounded before blowing himself up at a hospital, police said.

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DOD Suspends Education Program

Updated: 03/02/2010 - The Department of Defense launched the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MYCAA, last March as a way to give military spouses access to education and training for portable careers.

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Marines Bringing Out The Big Guns

Posted: 03/01/2010 - Marines from Camp Lejeune will be shooting up two dozen 155 mm howitzers at Fort Bragg as part of annual artillery training.

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NC Paratrooper Killed In Vehicle Accident In Iraq

Posted: 02/26/2010 - The Department of Defense announced on Friday that 23-year-old Cpl. Daniel T. O'Leary of Youngsville died Tuesday in Fallujah, Iraq. Officials did not release any details.

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VA To Reopen Gulf War Files

Posted: 02/25/2010 - The Veterans Affairs Department says it's preparing to re-examine the disability claims of what could be thousands of Gulf War veterans suffering from ailments they blame on their war service.

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Suit Over Camp Lejeune Toxic Water To Continue

Posted: 02/24/2010 - A federal judge has denied a government motion to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the government knowingly exposed hundreds of thousands of Camp Lejeune-based Marines to contaminated drinking water.

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"The Answers They Deserve"

Posted: 02/24/2010 - The Navy has put it in writing that they will fund five major studies into the health effects of tainted water on Marines and their families aboard Camp Lejeune.

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Troop Linkup In Afghanistan

Posted: 02/23/2010 - The action creates a direct route across the town that allows convoys to supply ammunition and reinforcements for the southern Afghanistan offensive seeking to oust the Taliban.

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Two More Marines Killed In Afghanistan Fighting; 11 In Past 10 Days

Updated: 02/23/2010 - Military officials announced Tuesday afternoon that two more Camp Lejeune Marines have died while fighting in Afghanistan. The latest causalities are Lance Cpl. Matthias Hanson of Buffalo, Kentucky and Lance Cpl. Eric Ward of Redmond, Washington.

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Several Injured In Military Helicopter Crash

Posted: 02/19/2010 - Mountainous terrain is hindering efforts to reach a Navy helicopter that crashed Thursday during a training exercise in a remote, area of West Virginia.

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Fed Probe Urged On Cancer Chemical In Marine Water

Posted: 02/18/2010 - A North Carolina congressman says he wants an investigation into reports that levels of a cancer-causing chemical in tap water at a Marine Corps base were downplayed and then omitted from official documents.

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The Sounds Of Freedom Ramp Up

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The sounds of machine gun fire and racing boats are about to become a part of the atmosphere around the Neuse River, and Brandt and Piney islands.

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Lejeune Marines Deploy Today

Posted: 02/18/2010 - More North Carolina-based Marines are headed to Afghanistan as U.S. and Afghan forces clear suspected insurgent neighborhoods in a NATO offensive to reclaim a southern town.

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Report On Marines' Water Omitted Cancer Chemical

Updated: 02/17/2010 - Recently disclosed studies reveal that hundreds of thousands of gallons of leaking fuel at Camp Lejeune tainted the base's water with a cancer-causing chemical.

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