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Six soldiers injured in Fort Irwin training area


FORT IRWIN • Six soldiers were injured Thursday morning in an incident that occurred in a training area at Fort Irwin, according to a news release from the base.

The incident occurred at about 8:30 a.m. when the soldiers were assisting in the movement of equipment for an incoming Army unit to the National Training Center, the release said.

Three soldiers were transported by air ambulance with non life-threatening injuries to Loma Linda University Medical Center, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and a Las Vegas hospital. Three other soldiers were treated for minor injuries at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin and were released, according to the base.

Initial published reports stated that eight soldiers were hurt in a Humvee crash, but a Fort Irwin spokesperson stated that only six soldiers were hurt and that the type of vehicles or equipment involved could not be confirmed.

All soldiers are assigned to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The incident is under investigation.

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