An Army Special Operations Command soldier died on Tuesday during a free fall training exercise.

Master Sgt. Nathan Goodman, 36, died "during a routine military free fall" near Eloy, Arizona, according to a release from Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, USASOC spokesman.

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Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar (U.S. Army photo)

A Navy SEAL accused of strangling Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges, a Navy official confirmed.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Tony E. DeDolph also requested a trial by a military jury when he was arraigned on Jan. 10, the official said.

DeDolph faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole if he is convicted of murder. His general court-martial is slated to take place between March 23 and April 3.

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Green Berets assigned to 3rd Special Group (Airborne) prepare an exfiltration on August 15, 2019, near Hurlburt Field, FL (Army photo / Spc. Peter Seidler)

A fifth soldier in a case that dates to 2009 has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen government property, officials said Monday.

William Todd Chamberlain, 46, of Raleigh, faces a combined maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release; a $500,000 fine; mandatory restitution; and forfeiture of $40,000, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

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Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble. (U.S. Army)

Editor's Note: This article by Hope Hodge Seck originally appeared on Military.com, a leading source of news for the military and veteran community.

A seasoned Army noncommissioned officer was killed in Afghanistan Monday on his eighth deployment, the service announced.

Sgt. 1st Class Michael James Goble, 33, was killed in an attack for which the Taliban claimed credit, in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, to the north. He was assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

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Sailors assigned to the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T- AH 20) treat a patient in casualty receiving aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher)

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act would allow service members to seek compensation when military doctors make mistakes that harm them, but they would still be unable to file medical malpractice lawsuits against the federal government.

On Monday night, Congress announced that it had finalized the NDAA, which must be passed by the House and Senate before going to President Donald Trump. If the president signs the NDAA into law, it would mark the first time in nearly seven decades that U.S. military personnel have had legal recourse to seek payment from the military in cases of medical malpractice.

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Maj. Matthew Golsteyn in Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Philip Stackhouse.)

President Donald Trump has ended the decade-long saga of Maj. Matthew Golsteyn by ordering a murder charge against the former Green Beret dismissed with a full pardon.

The Army charged Golsteyn with murder in December 2018 after he repeatedly acknowledged that he killed an unarmed Afghan man in 2010. Golsteyn's charge sheet identifies the man as "Rasoul."

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