Tens of thousands of NATO troops have converged on Norway for Trident Juncture, the alliance's largest military exercise in nearly two decades.

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A U.S. service member fighting as part of the campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria was killed and several others injured when their aircraft crashed in Iraq around 10 p.m. on Sunday, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed.

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Russia celebrated its Navy Day on Sunday with a naval parade on the Neva River in St. Petersburg, a day of pomp and military power which Russian President Vladimir Putin himself attended.

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One Marine was killed and 11 others injured when a CH-53 E Super Stallion helicopter made a hard landing near Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Sept. 2, 2015. The incident was one of five aircraft training mishaps that year that left 15 Marines dead.

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This past Friday, an AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed during a training mission at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the latest in a slew of deadly mishaps from across the services in the past week.  The accident comes on the heels of a damning report from the Military Times, documenting an alarming rise in accidents stretching back over four years.  The Army, for its part, has seen relatively constant accident rates over the past four years, according to its official safety magazine, Flightfax, with accident rates between FY2013 and 2017 hovering between 0.72 and 1.52 Class A accidents per 100,000 flying hours -- far lower than anything Army Aviation has seen since it began tallying accidents in the early 1970s (p. 123).    

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