Skip to comments.Explosion during training at Nevada's Hawthorne Army Depot, fatalities reported
Posted on 03/19/2013 5:39:42 AM PDT by Doogle
RENO, Nev. An official at the Hawthorne Army Depot says an explosion has occurred during a Marine Corps training exercise.
Russ Collier told KRNV-TV in Reno that the explosion Monday night was an accident unrelated to the ammunition that is stored at the military facility near the small desert community of Hawthorne.
There was no immediate information of any injuries. Calls to the depot and to U.S. Joint Munitions Command, which oversees the facility, were not immediately answered.
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...reporting several Marine casualties now.
“and disposes of ammunition”
Likely an EOD accident.
(Explosive Ordinance Disposal)
The conspiatorialist in me screams out: Someone was doing some “midnight Requisitions”!
No matter... It’ll be interesting to see if this goes any further in the ‘News Cycle’.
BREAKING: 6 US Marines are dead and 8 are injured after a Monday night live fire exercise at a US Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.
Officials say a 60-mm. mortar exploded as the Marines were preparing to fire it. The depot is used as a storage facility for ammunition and other equipment. - NBC News
By now, setback fuse quality control should be 100%. Assuming this was a fuse defect for which there is no excuse.
6 US Marines are dead and 8 are injured after a Monday night live fire exercise at a US Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nevada.
Are live fire exercises common at this Depot? If not, my BS detector will be twitching on high.
As much as I can accept, intellectually, the danger inherent in training, my heart is breaking for these Marines and their surviving brothers and their families.
Semper Fidelis and may their memory be eternal.
FNC reporting 7 Marines dead. Sad.
This is awful news.
“Workplace violence” again?
Oh, my. Prayers up.
And brace yourself for some nauseating comments by the POTUS and FLOTUS... UGGGH
“Likely” based upon this info?
Anti-birther willing to believe whatever headlines ABCCBSCNNNBCFOX/AP puts out there for us?
So whats your theory?
May they rest with God. May their families find comfort.
“So whats your theory?”
Why must I have one?
The media including Fox lies with impunity and seems to enjoy quite the gullible following here these days.
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