After more than a month of searching, the U.S. Navy has successfully located and recovered the remains of three Army special operations soldiers along with their MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, which had crashed into the eastern Mediterranean Sea on November 10. The helicopter was engaged in a routine flight training operation as part of a broader deployment of American forces in the region. Two of the five soldiers who lost their lives were recovered immediately after the crash, while it took over a month to locate the remains of the other three. The soldiers have been identified as Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen R. Dwyer, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Shane M. Barnes, Sgt. Andrew P. Southard, Staff Sgt. Tanner W. Grone, and Sgt. Cade M. Wolfe, all members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation, and the Navy is in the process of notifying the next of kin of the soldiers whose remains were found. Commander John Kennedy, who oversaw the recovery mission, praised the combined Army-Navy team for their skilled and successful efforts to bring closure to grieving families.