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Army Ranger dies during parachute training after surviving 8 deployments
An Army Ranger stationed at Fort Bragg in eastern North Carolina was killed Friday "during routine military free-fall training" at a site in Arizona, the U.S. Army said in a press release.
Sgt. First Class Ethan Carpenter, a native of Trumansburg, New York, was a reconnaissance specialist with the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, the release said.
Details of the accident and what caused it were not released. He died March 15.
Carpenter, a husband and father, had been in the Army since 2007 and was "deployed to combat eight times," including one stint in Iraq and seven in Afghanistan, the Army said.
He had been honored multiple times by the Army during his service, including being awarded the Purple Heart.
"He did the toughest jobs well and was the consummate team member when it counted the most, both in garrison training and in deployed combat," Col. Joseph Ewers, commander of the Regimental Special Troops Battalion, said in a statement.
Carpenter's awards and decorations include: the Joint Service Commendation Medal with OLC, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Ranger Tab, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, Senior Parachutists Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, and Combat Infantryman's Badge.
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The White House doctor still under investigation for doling out pills like a ‘candy man’ is now running for Congress
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University of Phoenix to pay $191 million for lying to troops about its close ties with major companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The University of Phoenix, which is owned by Apollo Education Group, has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.
The University of Phoenix will pay $50 million to the FTC to return to consumers and cancel $141 million in student debt.
Some of the advertisements targeted military and Hispanic students, the FTC said.
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The Navy has posthumously awarded aviator and aircrewman wings to three sailors killed in last week's shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.
"The selfless acts of heroism displayed by these young Sailors the morning of Dec. 6 are nothing short of incredible," Chief of Naval Air Training Rear Adm. Daniel Dwyer said in a statement.