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Camp Lejeune warns Marines and sailors to stay away from dangerous wildlife, because of course that had to be said
In news you didn't expect to hear — unless you've served in the Marines — officials at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina are advising base personnel to avoid wild animals, particularly wild coyotes.
One man shot and killed, another injured after being stabbed several times at Camp Lejeune
The name of the man who was killed has not yet been released.
Army offers $15K for information on suspected murder of 82nd Airborne soldier
"Spc. Roman-Martinez had a great attitude and the tragedy of his loss is felt by all of us."
Protester wearing Navy uniform refuses to leave the ocean amid beach closures
Hours after the incident, the town announced it would lift the ban on beach access. At least 24 people in the county tested positive for COVID-19 and two have died as of Friday.
Suspicious military device washes up on Outer Banks beach. It won’t explode, cops say
"So this curious visitor washed up on the beach today ... It has understandably caused some concern, but it’s not dangerous."
Flashbangs are ‘weapons of mass death and destruction,’ North Carolina Supreme Court rules
The Supreme Court of North Carolina recently ruled that flashbangs — which are often used by law enforcement agencies and the military to clear rooms — are not, in fact, non-lethal stun grenades but actually weapons of "mass death and destruction."
Feds say former sergeant posed as a Marine officer to help a friend bring guns into Haiti
Two federal law enforcement agencies are investigating whether a former Marine impersonated an officer to help an active duty infantryman smuggle arms into Haiti, according to court filings viewed by Task & Purpose.
Dramatic video shows Coast Guard helicopter rescuing fishermen in North Carolina
A helicopter crew came to the rescue of stranded fishermen, and a camera captured the dramatic moments off the North Carolina shore
Fort Bragg soldier saves shop owner’s life with a power tool cord tourniquet
"It probably wasn't smart going up there but I know he would be dead if I didn't," Montgomery told WTVD reporter Morgan Norwood.
Airman charged with murder in North Carolina nightclub shooting
The Air Force confirmed that the shooting took place at the Mambo 69 Nightclub, about an hour's drive northwest of the base.
At least 7 soldiers and Marines targeted in late-night bar assaults in North Carolina, police say
Eleven men have been assaulted near bars in Wilmington, North Carolina, prompting police to warn those who go out drinking late at night
Marine killed in Jacksonville motorcycle crash
Staff Sgt. Michael R. VanVliet, 36, died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on U.S. 258 near Jacksonville. He was assigned to 3d Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment and served his country for 18 years
North Carolina man gets prison for slinging synthetic cannabinoid that sickened more than 100 service members
Akram Abdel-Aziz, 52, pleaded guilty in December to money laundering by structure and conspiracy to distribute 5F-ADB, which is a Schedule I controlled substance. More than 100 U.S. service members fell ill and/or required medical attention after ingesting the substance
Camp Lejeune Marine arrested for allegedly distributing LSD to fellow service members and civilians
Andrew Christian Gray, 23, was taken into custody at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville Sunday and charged with felony trafficking of LSD by sale, delivery, manufacturing and possession, according to the Onslow County Sheriff's Office
The forgotten North Carolina air base that made the D-Day invasion possible
Despite the important role gliders played in transporting men and equipment during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, the contributions of North Carolina's Laurinburg-Maxton Air Base have been largely forgotten
We salute the hero Marine vet who punched a shark in the face to save his daughter’s life
A gruesome shark attack on a North Carolina teenager on Sunday could have turned fatal had it not been for the furious fists of her Marine vet father
US military bases are preparing for hurricane season while still reeling from the last one
Last year's hurricanes were particularly destructive for some of the military's most critical bases. In response, active, reserve and National Guard forces have looked at lessons learned to better prepare for this year's hurricane season
‘We won’t do it!’ — A North Carolina city is suing to take down a massive American flag
Just in time for Memorial Day, one North Carolina city has filed a lawsuit to force an RV store to pull down a 40-foot by 80-foot U.S. flag because it's too large
A North Carolina school allegedly demoted an Army reservist from dean to gym teacher while he was on active duty
The U.S. Department of Justice has, once again, sued the Warren County Board of Education over its treatment of a military reservist
I went down a rabbit hole chasing a rumor about a Marine who tried to set the battalion HQ on fire. Here’s what I found out
After Task & Purpose heard a rumor about a mysterious fire at an infantry battalion's headquarters on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, I went in search of answers.
‘ALL Veterans Matter’: This Plane Flew A Confederate Battle Flag Over North Carolina.
A plane with a banner that references Silent Sam was spotted flying over Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Sunday morning. The...
The Ultimate Barracks Lawyer Is Now The Ultimate Barracks Judge
The former Army officer behind possibly one of the most absurd legal advertisements in history will now preside over a...
The Air Force Accidentally Dropped A Humvee Over North Carolina
A military vehicle was mistakenly dropped from a plane over Harnett County on Wednesday, but no person or property was...
The US Military Steps Up Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts As Flooding Persists
As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas last week, the U.S. military prepped for the aftermath of the deadly storm by forward...
Pentagon Masses Troops, Equipment, And Ships For Hurricane Florence Response
The U.S. military has “quite literally surrounded” the East Coast states that Hurricane Florence is expected to hit with personnel...