An instructor uses a tablet to control the breathing, pulse and noises of a simulated casualty dummy using a tablet during training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)
An instructor uses a tablet to control the breathing, pulse and noises of a simulated casualty dummy using a tablet during training at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Thursday, July 11, 2019. (CARLOS VAZQUEZ/STARS AND STRIPES)

Okinawa Marines learn how to save lives on the battlefield using dummies that talk, groan and bleed

by Carlos M. Vazquez II
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HANSEN, Okinawa — Marines in tactical gear moved through a smoke-filled room Thursday, ignoring flashing lights and overwhelming noise to find and treat their wounded comrades.

It was just a simulation in a room staged to look like a market somewhere in the Middle East, but for members of III Marine Expeditionary Force it served as a chance to test their combat lifesaving skills.

“This is to give them more comfort in medical interventions, so if there is a mass casualty and a corpsman is unavailable, they can start medical procedures to take care of an individual,” said Seaman Phillip Decoma, a Tactical Combat Casualty Care instructor with 3rd Medical Battalion.

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