For the first time since 1994, the Government Accountability Office has opened an investigation into the high number of training deaths in the Army and Marine Corps.

A string of accidents in 2019 — to include one Fort Hood soldier killed while training in South Korea and an Indiana National Guard soldier killed while training at Fort Hood — prompted members of Congress to request the investigation by GAO in October 2019, citing concerns regarding reports of the number of accidents involving tactical vehicles during training exercises.

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Soldiers perform routine maintenance on a High Mobility, Multi-Wheel Vehicle referred to as a 'Humvee" prior to departing for Houston in late August 2017. The vehicle is similar to the one involved in a rollover accident on Fort Hood on Nov. 8, 2018 which left one soldier dead and another injured. The Government Accountability Office is currently conducting an investigation into these accidents in both the Army and Marine Corps.


Nine died in the June 2, 2016, training accident on Fort Hood.


Morgan’s Point Resort Fire and Rescue Dive Team members work on Belton Lake near the scene of a June 2, 2016 accident at Fort Hood which left eight soldiers and a West Point cadet dead. | 254-501-7554


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