FORT IRWIN — The Nevada National Guard on Friday released the names of those involved in Tuesday's tank rollover accident at the National Training Center.
Staff Sgt. David W. Gallagher, 51, of Las Vegas, died after the Abrams M1A1 tank in which he and three other soldiers were traveling rolled over.
The three other Nevada Army Guard Soldiers involved in the incident were Sgt. Christian Tijerina, 27, Pfc. Brandon Fuka, 20, and Pfc. Zachary Little, 19, all of Las Vegas. They were treated at Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin and released, according to a statement.
The soldiers belonged to the Nevada Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 221st Cavalry Regiment of Las Vegas. The 1-221st is part of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, which is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with battalions from Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon.
The incident occurred during the brigade's month-long training rotation at the U.S. Army's combat training center.
Two U.S. troops in Afghanistan have been killed in non-combat incidents and a sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln was declared dead after falling overboard while the ship was supporting operations in Afghanistan.
At least two defense contractors have also been killed in Afghanistan. One was a Navy veteran and the other had served in the Army.
U.S. Air Force officer passes in front of a MQ-9 Reaper drone, one of a squadron that has arrived to step up the fight against the Taliban, at the Kandahar air base, Afghanistan January 23, 2018. (Reuters/Omar Sobhani)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen's Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday.
A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone.
The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the drone was shot down late on Tuesday.