As home to one of the world’s largest military installations, this city has a wide array of shops to browse and cuisines to enjoy thanks to passionate locals from diverse backgrounds.
Off She Goes!
During World War II, more than 1,000 women — the first to fly U.S. military aircraft — contributed to the war effort in the wild blue yonder.
Salute to Sacrifice
Generations of Marines have come through Jacksonville en route to battles near and far, as well as on their way to careers, some lengthy and some tragically brief. In the city’s Lejeune Memorial Garden, memories of their heroism live on.
Quiz: Home of the Brave
Many North Carolinians have sacrificed so much for our country. This month, we extend our gratitude to veterans across the state.
Where to Salute North Carolinians Who’ve Served
Discover a list of military and veteran memorials where you can pay your respects across the state.
From the Battlefield to the Trail
In the second episode of Away Message's fourth season, host Jeremy Markovich hikes with a group of veterans as they start their long journey down the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.
The Happy Accident that Created the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
In the season premiere of our Away Message podcast, host Jeremy Markovich found out how one line in a speech created a movement across North Carolina.
The 1940s: The Home of the Airborne
After the Great War, the army planned to mothball a sandhills airfield. But when the United States is pulled into another conflict, the base is reborn with a new purpose and a new name: Fort Bragg.