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US Officials: Troops To Leave Iraq In 18 Months

Posted: 02/25/2009 - President Barack Obama is expected to order all U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by August of next year, administration officials said, closing the door on a war that has led to the death of 4,250 American soldiers.

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President Barack Obama To Camp Lejeune?

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A source tells WITN News preparations are evident President Barack Obama will visit Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville Friday. Camp Lejeune says they cannot confirm nor deny the president is coming.

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McCain Questions Obama About Helicopter At Summit

Posted: 02/24/2009 - President Barack Obama never had a helicopter, which he says might explain why he's perfectly happy with the current White House fleet and doesn't need a more costly one.

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Coast Guard Commanding Officer Remembered

Updated: 02/23/2009 - An eastern Carolina Coast Guard commanding officer, whose cause of death remains a mystery, was given final military honors Monday.

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S. Korea: NKorea Deploys New Ballistic Missile

Posted: 02/23/2009 - North Korea recently deployed a new type of medium-range ballistic missile capable of reaching Australia and the U.S. territory of Guam, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday.

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Search Suspended For Overboard Crewmember

Updated: 02/23/2009 - A crewmember of the Army Corps of Engineers vessel Major General Winfield Scott apparently went overboard Sunday morning south of Ocrocoke Inlet.

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Warriors Run

Posted: 02/21/2009 - Registration is now open for a race that benefits injured Marines and their family members.

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Official: Pentagon Report Says Gitmo Is Humane

Posted: 02/21/2009 - The Pentagon says the Guantanamo Bay prison meets the standard for humane treatment laid out in the Geneva Conventions, according to a report for President Barack Obama, who has ordered the terrorist detention center closed within a year.

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Fallen Soldier Remembered

Updated: 02/21/2009 - A soldier from Eastern Carolina killed in Afghanistan last September was honored with a memorial Friday afternoon.

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Sources: War Tours Strain US Military Readiness

Updated: 02/21/2009 - Strained by repeated war tours, persistent terrorist threats and instability around the globe, there is a significant risk the U.S. military may not be able to respond quickly and fully to new crises, a classified Pentagon assessment has concluded.

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Real Estate Moving In Jacksonville

Updated: 02/19/2009 - With all of the bad news when it comes to the economy, one area in eastern Carolina actually seems to be thriving.

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Will Loss Of Marines Hurt Businesses?

Updated: 02/18/2009 - With 8 thousand Marines from Camp Lejeune headed overseas this spring many local businesses are a bit worried about what the loss may bring for them.

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500 Camp Lejeune Marines Back From Iraq

Posted: 02/17/2009 - It was cheers, applause, and tears of joy as hundreds of family members greeted more than 500 Marines and Sailors at Camp Lejeune Tuesday as they arrived home from Iraq.

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Judge Refuses To Toss Charges In Blackwater Case

Posted: 02/17/2009 - A federal judge has given a green light to the manslaughter case against five former Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of spraying innocent Iraqis with machine-gun fire.

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