Fort Bragg Paratrooper Dies During Airborne Training

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Army Paratroopers at Fryar Drop Zone, Fort Benning
A group of U.S. Army Paratroopers uses teamwork to help each other buddy rig their T-11 main parachutes at Fryar Drop Zone, Fort Benning, GA., August 25, 2020. (Austin Berner/U.S. Army Reserve)

An Army paratrooper has died while conducting training operations at Fort Stewart, Georgia, the Army announced Thursday.

The accident took place around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Lt. Col. Mike Burns, spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, told Military.com. The paratrooper, who has not been identified, was assigned to the 82nd's 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

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Burns did not immediately have additional information on the circumstances of the accident or the status of training. The incident is currently under investigation.

In July, six U.S. paratroopers from Fort Bragg were hurt during training in Grafenwoehr, Germany after drifting off-course during a jump. Three were hospitalized, although all were expected to recover.

-- Hope Hodge Seck can be reached at hope.seck@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeSeck.

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