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Hundreds of Soldiers Jumped. Then Something Went Wrong

22 paratroopers injured at Camp Shelby, including some blown into trees

(Newser) - At least 22 soldiers have been injured as hundreds parachuted onto a Mississippi military base during a night training exercise, the AP reports. US Army spokesman John Pennell told WDAM that the paratroopers were among 650 soldiers jumping from C-130 planes Wednesday night. Some were blown off course from their...

Shots Near Military Base— or Just a Backfiring Truck?

Isuzu's owner is still in custody

(Newser) - Soldiers participating in a training exercise on a Mississippi military base heard it Tuesday and Wednesday —noises they believed were gunshots around the fringes of Camp Shelby. They searched for a suspect in a maroon pickup truck, and it appears that the Isuzu is the one behind the "...

Shots Again Fired Near Soldiers at Camp Shelby

Military site goes on alert with person reportedly detained

(Newser) - Routine military exercises at Camp Shelby in Mississippi weren't supposed to be this intense: For the second straight day , shots have been fired near the camp in Hattiesburg, reports WDAM . Again, nobody was injured, and the description of the shooter is similar: white male in a red or maroon...

Shots Fired Near Soldiers Training in Mississippi

Authorities looking for one suspect, in a pickup

(Newser) - Authorities searched today for a man who fired gunshots from a vehicle in the vicinity of soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said. The shots were fired near a checkpoint where two soldiers were standing guard to the Camp Shelby Joint...

Lightning Strike Sends 77 Air Force Cadets to Hospital

All appear to be doing fine

(Newser) - Scary lightning strike in Mississippi, though no serious injuries appear to have resulted: The bolt hit a power pole near tents where Air Force ROTC cadets were training, sending 77 cadets to the hospital for evaluation. Two went by ambulance from Camp Shelby and the rest by bus, reports AP...

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