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Marines use simulated casualty exercise to train for real combat

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Marines use simulated casualty exercise to train for real combat (Christina Thompson, NewsChannel 12)

The 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, conducted a simulated casualty evacuation on Wednesday.

Marines train for a variety of situations that could happen in actual combat.

The drill seems relatively simple. Find the casualty and get them to safety, but it's a lot more complicated than that.

Before the Marines can get to the casualty, they have to battle rough terrain and the constant worry of an enemy presence.

Once they find the casualty, they have to assess their injuries, stabilize them and then rush them to safety.

"This exercise is extremely important," Communications Strategy and Operations Officer Samir J. Glenn-Roundtree Camp said. " It also gives peace of mind for the Marines to know if they're injured in a combat environment that they have the opportunity to make it home in one piece."

So while it may be a simulation, it is a crucial one because in a real combat life or death situation, practice really does make perfect.

Watch the video to learn more.


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