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Carter: Military will learn from 2 fatal training accidents

This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

This May 19, 2016, photo shows Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss at an air show in Lynchburg, Va. A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday, June 2, near Nashville, Tenn., killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance, officials said. A U.S. official said the pilot was Kuss. (Matt Bell/The Register & Bee via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  (The Associated Press)

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the military will attempt to learn from the tragic loss of life in two incidents Thursday -- one in Texas, the other in Tennessee -- since both involved safety issues in training.

Speaking in Singapore, where he was conferring Friday with his Singaporean counterpart on Southeast Asian security issues, Carter expressed condolences to the families of those killed.

Carter said that because both incidents involved safety issues during training, the military will take actions designed to prevent such accidents once military investigations are completed.

Five soldiers were killed and four were missing after a troop carrier overturned Thursday in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood. In the other incident, a pilot was killed when his Blue Angels fighter jet crashed near Nashville.