11 airmen injured in vehicle accident at Fort Bliss

Complete with pyrotechnics, haze machines, lead actress Michelle Monaghan film works frantically to remove a Soldier from a burning Humvee Oct. 9 during a late-night film shoot at the Waigali training village for the upcoming motion-picture “Fort Bliss”. Troopers assigned to Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, also spent nearly 12 hours on set working as extras and actors in the film, which follows Staff Sgt. Swann (Monaghan) during her deployment to Afghanistan as a combat medic.

March 27–Eleven members of the military were injured in an accident involving several Humvees Thursday afternoon in a Fort Bliss training area, a post spokesman said.

Some of the injured were flown and others taken by ambulance to William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss spokesman Lt. Col. Lee Peters said.

Peters said that none of the injuries were critical. The accident, which occurred in the northeast section of Fort Bliss, is under investigation.

The accident had “nothing to do with Iron Focus,” a large training exercise going on at the Army post, Peters said.

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