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Fort Bragg Airman dies in accident on base

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An Airman at Fort Bragg has died after being run over by a government vehicle during an Air Force training exercise at the base yesterday morning at approximately 10:45 a.m.

The news was released by Fort Bragg earlier today. The release also stated that the name and rank of the Airman would not be given to media sources until 24 hours after the family had been notified.

Nothing was released regarding other service members who might have been injured in the incident.

The deadly accident is under investigation by the military.

This is the second Airman fatality on a base in the last week. On July 12, Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Spoffard, 26, collapsed at Joint Base Charleston during an Air Force physical fitness test. He was transported to Trident Medical Center in North Charleston where attempts to save his life were not successful.

Staff Sgt. Spoffard was a member of the 315th Airlift Wing (Reserves) and had been with that unit since January of 2013. North Charleston was his home.

Within the last month, there have been more troop losses on the home front than in battle. The last combat loss was that of Sgt. Thomas Z. Spitzer, 23, of New Braunfels, Texas, who died June 25, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, California.

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