The Army announced Thursday the two remaining crew members who had been missing since a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter went missing near Oahu, Hawaii, Aug. 15 are deceased.
"Army officials changed the duty status of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Woeber and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen T. Cantrell from whereabouts unknown to deceased after the Army Adjutant General, Brig. Gen. James Iacocca, approved the results of a 25th Infantry Division administrative investigation into their personnel status," the 25th Infantry Division's Public Affairs Office said in a statement.
Woeber, 41, of Decatur, Ala., joined the military in September 2003 and had gone on to serve in Afghanistan and Egypt. Woeber was a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.
Centrell, 32, was from Wichita Falls, Texas, and entered the military in September 2007. He was also a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilot and assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division. Centrell also served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Five crew members were aboard the helicopter when it lost communication with the base during a training exercise between Dillingham Airfield and Ka'ena Point on Aug. 15.
Three others -- 1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey, Staff Sgt. Abigail Milam, and Sgt. Michael Nelson -- had previously been declared deceased by the Army.
The 25th Infanty Division said it carried out an administrative investigation to find out the personnel status of the two pilots after search-and-rescue efforts only produced evidence that three of the crew members were deceased.