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Two Soldiers killed in airplane crash at Bagram Air Field

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Late this afternoon, Jan. 16, 2014, the Department of Defense announced the identities of two soldiers who died in an airplane crash at Bagram Air Field while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Both Soldiers died Jan. 10, in Parwan Province, of injuries sustained when their MC-12 twin turboprop crashed while conducting a nighttime reconnaissance flying mission.

Killed in the crash was Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, of Cheyenne, Wyo. He was assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii, was killed in the same incident. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.

Scobie leaves behind a 4 year-old son. His wife is expecting their second child in June.

An unnamed American private contractor was also killed in the crash, which remains under investigation by the military.

For more information on CWO McAdams, including previous deployments, marital status and commendations, media sources may contact the Wyoming National Guard public affairs office at (307) 631-4153.

Sgt. Scobie was on his first deployment. News sources may contact the Hawaii National Guard public affairs office at (808) 388-5986 for additional details.

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