Exercise Constant Vigilance sharpens Marines’ natural disaster response skills

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon

Exercise Constant Vigilance sharpens Marines’ natural disaster response skills

by: Marine Corps Installations Pacific | .
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published: December 19, 2016

Marine Corps Installations Pacific Fire Department members participate in a casualty evacuation drill Dec. 13 during Exercise Constant Vigilance 2016 aboard Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan. Constant Vigilance is an annual exercise that sharpens MCIPAC emergency response skills on bases across Okinawa through rehearsals and drills in varying scenarios. During the casualty evacuation, Marines with Camp Schwab Camp Guard and the Provost Marshal’s Office cleared a collapsed building and removed simulated casualties. Upon removing the personnel inside the building, the Marines assessed casualties’ medical needs and escorted them to the landing zone to transport them out of the area to receive advanced medical care.