Navy officer KILLED In Hawaii

Hawaii’s military installations were gripped by sadness following the news that a Marine training exercise turned deadly on Wednesday ending causing an unexpected death. 

Lt. j.g. Aaron Fowler, 29, died over the weekend while training with Marines at a base in Hawaii, according to a report from the service earlier in the week, according to The Hill

The junior officer “became unresponsive during the training” at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay on Sunday” and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, according to the statement offered by the Navy. 

Additional details about Fowler’s death were not given in the statement and there was no more information about the incident available at the time that The Hill reported on the death. 

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Aaron’s family and friends, and we join them in remembering and mourning this brave warrior,” Rear Adm. Joseph Diguardo Jr., head of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, said in the statement according to the report from The Hill.

“His decision to join this elite special operations community was a testament to the dedicated and selfless character he embodied and his legacy will endure in our ranks through those he inspired by his service.”

The junior officer was assigned to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One in January of this year, according to the official information cited by The Hill. 

The unit cleared explosive hazards on land and sea, and was typically based in San Diego, Calif

Fowler entered the Navy in 2012 and was later commissioned after graduating from the Naval Academy in May 2018, according to the service.