HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska – A group of 21 Soldiers are being evaluated at the Bassett Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for carbon monoxide exposure they suffered during a field training exercise today.
The soldiers, paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, were taking part in a field training exercise at the Yukon Training Area near Eielson Air Force Base when they began to show symptoms related to carbon monoxide exposure.
The soldiers were evacuated by ground to BACH, where four soldiers have been admitted. One soldier was sent to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for additional tests. Seven soldiers have already been released from the BACH emergency room and the remaining soldiers are still being evaluated as of the time of this release.
The soldiers’ medical condition is not currently available. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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United States Army Alaska