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Paratrooper in Alaska jump suffers serious injuries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A paratrooper at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, suffered severe injuries during a drop exercise, an Army spokesman said.

Anchorage television station KTVA reports the injury occurred Thursday at the base’s Malemute Drop Zone.

The soldier was from the base’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, said Lt. Col. Martyn Crighton.

The injured soldier was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Crighton says an investigation is in progress.

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