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Lack of tracer rounds, condensed planning contributed to soldier’s death in live-fire exercise

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On the night Spc. Nicholas DiMona III was accidentally killed by gunfire at Alaska’s Donnelly Training Area, some of his fellow soldiers felt the exercise they were participating in lacked control and was rushed, following a location change late in the planning process. There were other problems with the combined arms live-fire exercise, or CALFEX, […]