Cpl. Cole Trevor Wixom, 24, and Pfc. Jamie R. Riley, 21, died when two Stryker vehicles reportedly crashed into each other at the McGregor Range Training Complex, New Mexico. (U.S. Army)

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The Army has identified two soldiers killed in a tragic vehicle crash during training on Tuesday.

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The Marine Corps has suffered the highest number of non-combat related active-duty deaths in three years, branch officials told Task & Purpose on Monday.

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Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/ Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro

In some ways, the aviation mishap crisis that's roiled the Pentagon in recent months only underscores something U.S. service members have known for years: Military service can be damn dangerous even if you never see combat.

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A Fort Stewart soldier died Dec. 12 of injuries he suffered last week while participating in a nighttime live-fire training exercise on the coastal Georgia Army post, Army officials said on Dec. 13.

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A couple of days before his death in Afghanistan, an Army soldier from Anchorage texted a friend from his early service days.

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More and more U.S. military personnel are dying far from active battlefields — and Secretary of Defense James Mattis is on a mission to figure out why.

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