Army aviation units will focus on safety and training during a forcewide stand-down ordered after 12 soldiers were killed in two deadly helicopter crashes.
Nine soldiers were killed March 29 when their HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed near Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during training. On April 27, two AH-64 Apache helicopters collided near Fort Wainwright, Alaska, killing three soldiers and seriously injuring a fourth. Both incidents are still under investigation. The Army said there is no indication of any pattern between the two incidents.