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PERRIS — An Edwards Air Force Base staff sergeant was killed Tuesday during a parachute training accident, base officials said Wednesday.

Staff Sgt. Adam Erickson was killed during what officials described as a routine military proficiency jump.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss. Adam touched many lives during his time here and our hearts and prayers go out to his family, friends and coworkers,” Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, said.

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