U.S. Army soldiers of the D-CO 2/325 AIR 82nd Airborne Division conduct a raid on a home on April 26, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq. The homes were targeted after information led the Americans to believe the people living there were helping the …
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WASHINGTON, D.C. - Seven service members have been killed in training exercises at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, the US military confirms.
Russ Collier told KRNV-TV in Reno that the explosion Monday night was an accident unrelated to the ammunition that is stored at the military facility near the small desert community of Hawthorne.
There was no immediate information of any injuries. Calls to the depot and to U.S. Joint Munitions Command, which oversees the facility, were not immediately answered.
The depot is about 140 miles southeast of Reno. The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office said it does not have any details.
The Hawthorne Army Depot stores and disposes of ammunition and provides long-term storage for industrial plant equipment. The facility is comprised of hundreds of buildings spread over more than 230 square miles.
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President Barack Obama says Nelson Mandela earned his place in history through struggle, shrewdness, persistence and faith.