“Specialist Joseph Meitl Jr. was an important part in Our Steel Dragon team. We are devastated to hear of the passing of an amazing teammate and trooper,” Lt. Col. Christopher Carpenter said in an official statement.
The Army did not offer any details about the causes of death, but said, “The incident is under an investigation.”
Fort Irwin is located in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Nevada. It is home to Las Vegas and the National Training Center for simulated combat exercises.

A soldier dies in a an exercise in training at Fort Irwin