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The U.S. Navy 3rd Medical Battalion Undergoes Basic U.S. Marine Combat Training During Field Training Exercise In Okinawa

March 10, 2017

Every major service in the U.S. Military has a medical military occupational specialty that’s organic to its structure. One glaring exception to this is the U.S. Marine Corps, who receives all its medical services done by the U.S. Navy medical community. Considering that the U.S. Marine Corps is the service whose mission exposes its members to the greater initial danger exposure, to have emergency medical trained personnel is essential. That’s where U.S. Navy Corpsman come into play.

A Hospital Corpsman (HM) is basically an enlisted medical specialist of the U.S. Navy who may also serve in a U.S. Marine Corps unit. But there’s nothing basic about this. Given that these two are different services, Navy Corpsmen aren’t familiar with the culture of the men and women they’re assigned to assist in the most daring of the circumstances. That’s why things like the ones presented on this video are put together.

Here, Corpsmen with 3rd Medical Battalion underwent a field training exercise to introduce them to basic U.S. Marine combat training and field medical care. The training took place in the Central Training Area (CTA) in Okinawa, Japan. Welcome to the club, guys.