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Sep 16, 2018

As part of the Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 2-18, Marines and Corpsman, within the companies, exercised their ability to triage and execute the rapid extraction of simulated casualties, a.k.a. “cherrypickers” from the battlefield. The company and battalion leadership were also put to work regarding the coordination of the transport of those said casualties whether via ground or air, dependent on the severity of the injury and the prognosis going forward. Tactical Training Exercise Control Group (TTECG) “coyotes” were present to provide recommendations and ways ahead to more rapidly streamline the process in order to facilitate the “golden hour” rule following the receipt of a casualty.

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