President Barack Obama on Thursday defended the use of drones to kill U.S. citizens who are deemed to be planning attacks against their own country. The president talked about the terror threats still facing our country one day after his administration said four Americans had been killed in overseas drone strikes.
5/23/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
A change of command ceremony, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Wednesday, brought new leadership to the Second Marine Aircraft Wing. Hundreds came out to witness the transferring of colors from Major General Glenn Walters to Brigadier General Robert Hedelund. Walters has been appointed to a position at the Marine Corps national headquarters.
5/22/2013 - By: Leland Pinder
Over three days, more than 100 ill, wounded and injured veterans and active duty service members are competing in a variety of paralympic-style sporting events. The first day of competition got underway at the Dean Smith Center at UNC Chapel Hill.
5/21/2013 - By: Julie Fertig and Mark Olexik
Despite the rain, All American Week on Fort Bragg began on Monday. Around 19,000 soldiers are participating in this year's events. The traditions have been taking place for over 25 years on-base, but for the first time in several years, the entire 82nd Airborne Division was there to participate.
5/20/2013 - By: Amanda Weber
More than 2,500 people crowded the streets of Jacksonville on Saturday morning for the eighth annual Run for the Warriors, hosted by Hope for the Warriors, a nonprofit that helps wounded, ill and injured service members re-cooperate from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
5/18/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
The latest aircraft to be welcomed into the the Marine Corps family is making its way to Cherry Point this summer. Fleet Readiness Center - East is expected to receive its first F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jet in July.
5/17/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
Getting veterans back to work is the goal of the United Service Organization as it opens its doors Friday to servicemen and women for Operation Military Job Fair. The USO is teaming up with ECPI University to hold the fair.
5/17/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
One hundred-sixty Marines from across the nation left from Camp Lejeune Thursday for a unique mission in Afghanistan. Military leaders describe the mission as one that is supposed to save the Marine Corps millions of dollars.
5/16/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
The North Carolina Attorney General visited Camp Lejeune to talk to Marines about business fraud. Attorney General Roy Cooper said members of the military are often easy targets for con artists and scammers.
5/15/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
Furloughs for the Department of Defense civilian employees will begin July 8. Defense secretary Chuck Hagel made the announcement Tuesday at a town hall event in Alexandria Virginia. Over 600,000 employees will face 11 unpaid days off nationwide.
5/14/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
The U.S. Marine Corps announced Monday that Capt. James V. Clement will be tried for dereliction of duty, conduct unbecoming an officer and failure to stop misconduct by those under his command. The charges were referred for trial following an evidentiary hearing held last month at Camp Lejeune.
5/14/2013 - By: Associated Press
Veterans from all over North Carolina are once again coming together to celebrate their military service and the receipt of a military honor most servicemen will never know. Each is a recipient of the Purple Heart, the military award received after being wounded in the line of duty.
5/10/2013 - By: Leslie Mayes
Three Camp Lejeune officers, including the commanding officer of a batallion, have been relieved of their command in connection with the training accident explosion in Nevada that left seven Marines dead.
5/9/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
The city of Fayetteville is honoring the Military during a month long celebration. The event is called the 31 Day Salute and began Wednesday. The entire month of May has been set aside to honor soldiers, veterans, and military families leading up to Memorial Day.
5/2/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
On Tuesday, a Camp Lejeune Marine, Staff Sgt. Daniel Ridgeway was honored with the military's third-highest combat award: the Silver Star Medal. Staff Sgt. Ridgeway is only the third Marine in the EOD community to be awarded the Silver Star Medal.
4/30/2013 - By: Leland Pinder
On Tuesday, President Obama announced that since August 2011 290,000 veterans or military spouses have been either hired or trained by American businesses. The President said he wants that number to only grow, with speculation that over 1 million military members will be transitioning out of the military in the coming years.
4/30/2013 - By: Amanda Weber
Army Spc. Tyler Jefferies returned home to North Carolina on Sunday to a hero's applause. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders present the wounded soldier with a gift, a hand-carved wood cane recognizing his service and his sacrifice.
4/30/2013 - By: Jenna Barnes
Thirty-four World War II veterans visited Camp Lejeune Marines Thursday. They came from across the country to join service members from the 2nd Marine Division in their World War II Remembrance Day events.
4/25/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
More than 100 men and women with the North Carolina National Guard returned home Wednesday. They spent a year in Kuwait building housing and other base improvements.
4/24/2013 - By: Kate Gaier
Seven Camp Lejeune Marines killed in a training explosion last month in Nevada will be honored during a private memorial service Tuesday. The incident happened March 18 when a mortar tube exploded during a field exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot.
4/23/2013 - By: News 14 Carolina Web Staff
On Monday, Fort Bragg invited the community to weigh in on the impact potential troop reductions could have on the local economy. Within the next five years, Fort Bragg could reduce its size by 8,000 troops. Some citizens are concerned over the potential loss.
4/22/2013 - By: Amanda Weber
A remembrance ceremony for a missing Fort Bragg soldier was held Friday by the 601st Area Support Medical Company. Specialist Kelli Bordeaux disappeared just over a year ago. She was last seen at the Froggy Bottoms Bar on Ramsey Street.
4/19/2013 - By: Amanda Weber
For close to 10 years, fishermen have been teaming up with servicemen and servicewomen – many from Fort Bragg and Pope Field – who put their lives on the line to serve our country. More than 100 boats will be in Jordan Lake on Friday for the Warriors on the Water bass fishing tournament.
4/19/2013 - By: Linnie Supall
Marines and Navy Corpsmen are home after a seven month deployment overseas. Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Three was deployed to the Middle East to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern locations.
4/18/2013 - By: Leland Pinder
It is an emotional day for many of Wayne County's Veterans. A traveling half- scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. called "The Wall that Heals," had its opening day ceremony Thursday. Officials say there are nearly 60,000 names on the wall, and many veterans says it brings back memories of the friends they've lost.
4/18/2013 - By: Rebecca Fath
Runners and walkers took to the track at Hedrick Stadium on Fort Bragg Wednesday evening to support the victims of the Boston Marathon explosions Monday at the finish line. The event was organized by Team Red, White, and Blue Fort Bragg. Participants ran or walked 26.2 minutes for the marathon distance of 26.2 miles.
4/17/2013 - By: Jennifer Serda
More than a thousand Camp Lejeune Marines attended the National Job Fair and Education Expo on base Wednesday, hoping to land a job. Nationwide veterans are looking at a 9 percent unemployment rate, and that number is even higher in North Carolina -- at 12 percent.
4/17/2013 - By: Amanda Wilcox
North Carolina is getting closer to welcoming another resting place for its military heroes. The Division of Veterans Affairs has applied for a federal grant to open a Veterans cemetery in Goldsboro. The 80-acre plot of land is located about a mile from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, close to where planes take off and land.
4/12/2013 - By: Rebecca Fath