Military
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Five missing U.S. Marines declared dead

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/18, 10:34 am

The U.S. military on Tuesday ended search and rescue efforts for five missing Marines aboard a refueling plane that collided with a U.S. fighter jet last week off the southwest coast of Japan. A KC-130 Hercules refueling plane and an F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed into each other on Thursday during a training run after taking off from a base in Iwakuni, Japan. The military planes plummeted into the sea 200 miles south of the island of Shikoku.

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One dead, five missing after U.S. warplanes collide

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/06/18, 11:12 am

Rescuers found two of seven crew members Thursday after two U.S. warplanes collided and crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast. One of the crew members died, and the other is in fair condition. A KC-130 Hercules refueling plane and an F/A-18 Hornet jet were carrying out regular refueling training after taking off from a base in Iwakuni, Japan, near Hiroshima, when they collided at 2 a.m., according to the U.S. Marine Corps. The planes crashed into the sea south of Muroto Cape on the island of Shikoku.

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U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/18, 09:22 am

A 25-year-old U.S. Army Ranger died Saturday during combat operations against al-Qaeda fighters in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Sunday. Army Sgt. Leandro A.S. Jasso sustained injuries from small arms fire during an operation in the remote southwest province of Nimruz, according to Army spokesman Lt. Col. Loren Bymer. Jasso was evacuated to a hospital in the neighboring Helmand province, where he died. He is the 10th U.S. service member killed this year in Afghanistan.

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