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How To Save A Life | 9th ESB Marines learn Tactical Combat Casualty Care

On Sept. 8, 2021, a group of Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, listen intently to their instructors as they begin a Tactical Combat Casualty Care course. TCCC is the first step in a trauma life support situation to reduce preventable deaths while operating and maintaining mission success in a forward deployed environment. Upon finishing the course, Marines will become Combat Life-Saving certified with a completion of TCCC…
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Alexander Koeneke, an explosive ordnance technician with Explosive Ordnance Company, 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, practices Tactical Combat Causality Care on a simulated casualty during a TCCC course on Camp Hansen, Sept. 9, 2021. 9th ESB conducts TCCC classes to allow more Marines to become certified in combat lifesaving, a skill Lt. Col. Marcus Gillett, battalion commander of 9th ESB, plans for every Marine to have in the near future. 3rd MLG, based out of Okinawa, Japan, is a forward deployed combat unit that serves as III MEF’s comprehensive logistics and combat service support backbone for operations throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.

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Author: Lance Cpl. Courtney Robertson

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