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25th Infantry Division soldiers conduct maneuver drills at Area X-ray on Schofield Barracks during Lightning Forge exercises on Oahu.

25th Infantry Division soldiers conduct maneuver drills at Area X-ray on Schofield Barracks during Lightning Forge exercises on Oahu. (U.S. Army photo)

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii – A 25th Infantry Division soldier died Thursday morning from injuries sustained while training on Oahu, an Army statement said.

The death is under investigation, and the soldier’s name is not being released until the family is notified.

A spokesman for the 25th ID said no further information about the circumstances of the fatality was available.

The 25th ID is involved in the Lightning Forge exercise, which is slated to end on Sunday.

Soldiers in the large-scale training exercise are using blank ammunition and explosive simulators during daytime and nighttime training on the island’s East Range, Dillingham Army Airfield and Kahuku Training Area, the Army announced earlier this week.olson.wyatt@stripes.com Twitter: @WyattWOlson

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Wyatt Olson is based in the Honolulu bureau, where he has reported on military and security issues in the Indo-Pacific since 2014. He was Stars and Stripes’ roving Pacific reporter from 2011-2013 while based in Tokyo. He was a freelance writer and journalism teacher in China from 2006-2009.
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