The retired sailor stood in the waters for about 10 minutes before he was approached by law enforcement officers.
Three men stole a female soldier's vehicle, which had military gear and personal belongings in it.
The assaults are believed to stretch back to January 2018, with "sporadic" timing in between, according to Wilmington police.
Residents complained on social media that the nighttime exercise was louder and more disruptive than they anticipated.
The federal government says it does not recognize "relationships entered into for purposes of evading immigration laws."
The National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard rushed in to help stranded residents in flooded North Carolina towns.
A dual-status commander is now reporting to both active-duty and National Guard superiors.
High water rescue teams from Fort Bragg, N.C. are being assisted by Army troops from other forts across the country.
"I do not want to be a poster girl."
Advocates for the Guard now wonder if the Apaches have enough hardware for their missions.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.