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The Defense Department announced on Friday that training would resume for international military students — once some additional policies and security measures were put in place.
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.
The Air Force relieved the commander of a pilot training school earlier last week over "a loss of confidence in his ability to command," the service told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.
Col. Derek Stuart, the commander of 14th Operations Group at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., was relieved on Jan. 2 by 19th Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, according to Jennifer Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for Air Education and Training Command. Gonzalez didn't specify the reason for Stuart's firing other than "loss of trust."
Parachuting, diving and mountaineering training and related operations are off-limits to U.S. airmen for now as Air Force Special Operations Command investigates the deaths of two special tactics airmen.
AFSOC ordered the suspension earlier this month to allow officials to inspect associated equipment and review safety procedures, spokeswoman Maj. Amanda Reeves said in an email Tuesday. The news was first reported by Air Force Times.
"After a comprehensive evaluation is complete and any necessary changes are identified and implemented, operations are expected to resume," Reeves said. She added that officials have not identified a specific end date for the suspension.
Officials want to be "confident our safety procedures, training, and guidance protects the lives of our airmen to the maximum extent possible," she said.