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Senate Pulls OLF Ban For Northeastern N.C.

Updated: 10/22/2009 - Thursday the U.S. Senate gave final approval for the National Defense Authorization Act, without language that would have barred an OLF in Camden and Gates counties.

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Cherry Point In The Running For Anti-Terrorism Unit

Posted: 10/21/2009 - Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is in the running to house the consolidation of several Marine Corps anti-terrorism units, along with two military bases in Virginia.

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Group Tries To Blunt Right Wing On Closing Gitmo

Posted: 10/21/2009 - Aiming to break through congressional opposition to White House plans to shutter the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a group of retired generals and war veterans have launched a national campaign to rally support for closing the prison.

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Death Toll In Iran Suicide Bombing Rises To 31

Posted: 10/18/2009 - Iranian state radio is reporting that the death toll has risen to 31 in a suicide bombing that targeted commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guard attending a meeting in southeastern Iran.

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4 Americans Die In Afghan Bombing

Posted: 10/16/2009 - The U.S. military says four American service members have been killed in a bombing in southern Afghanistan.

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AP Sources: Afghan Corruption Worries McChrystal

Updated: 10/14/2009 - The top military commander in Afghanistan is asking for up to 80,000 more American troops even as he warns that rampant government corruption there may prevent victory against the Taliban and al-Qaida, according to U.S. officials briefed on his conclusions.

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Jill Biden In The East

Posted: 10/14/2009 - The wife of Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit military bases in the East Wednesday.

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Marines Return Home, Afghanistan Questions Linger

Updated: 10/12/2009 - About 150 Marines and sailors will return to Camp Lejeune from Iraq Monday. While the mission in that country winds down, the future of U.S. troops in Afghanistan remains murky.

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Out Of The Blue: Coast Guard Aviation Opens At ENC Museum

Posted: 10/10/2009 - A new exhibit in Eastern Carolina spotlights the U.S. Coast Guard's history and current operation. Folks visiting the display can see everything from a rescue basket and life raft to a replica of a helicopter.

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Axelrod: Afghanistan Plan Deeper Than Troop Surge

Posted: 10/10/2009 - A senior White House adviser said Friday that President Barack Obama's talks on Afghanistan with top national security advisers earlier in the day ran much deeper than the question of sending more troops into the war.

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Congressman Jones Pushes For Military Home Buyer Tax Credit

Updated: 10/08/2009 - The U.S House unanimously passed a resolution that would let members of the military keep the first time home buyer tax credit, even if they were forced to sell their house within the 36 month holding period.

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Anti-Terrorism Drill Held At Fort Bragg

Posted: 10/07/2009 - Officials at Fort Bragg plan to hold an anti-terrorism exercise that will include a simulated attack on the base Wednesday.

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