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