Mass heat casualty simulation comes amid Jade Helm 2015 buildup
(INTELLIHUB) — Over the last three months we have seen an unprecedented number of military movements and urban military training exercises throughout the country.
From local law enforcement training with the military for house to houses raids on the American people, to over two dozen reports of military equipment being moved into place throughout the country we are seeing what many believe to be an indisputable buildup towards a martial law scenario in the United States.
Now, Marines and Sailors in California are conducting training for a mass casualty event in the United States. The exercise focused on heat being the reason for mass casualties but the training could be put into use after any sort of major unrest in the country.
One of the key aspects of the training was the implementation of whats known as the Shock Trauma Platoon Forward Resuscitating Surgical System which “allows 4th Medical battalion to treat 18 patients simultaneously over 72 hours.”
A public press release posted on Marines.mil reads:
MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — Halfway into a 109-degree day, without a cloud in the sky and nothing but sand as far as the eye could see, a small number of Marines and sailors were prepared to do their job and be the difference between life and death.
4th Medical Battalion, 4th Marine Logistic Group, Marine Forces Reserve is one of the many units participating in the 2015 Integrated Training Exercise 4-15 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California, June 20, 2015
In addition to their own period of training and exercise, 4th Med. Bn. is also providing a critical asset to ITX 4-15.
“Our primary mission is not only to train but also provide medical care for the Marine Air Ground Task Force,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Adam C. Strotz, 4th Med. Bn. lead petty officer.
Going above and beyond a sideline medical center, the unit is currently using their Shock Trauma Platoon Forward and Resuscitation Surgical System at the exercise ranges.
“We are much depended upon,” said Cpl. Maurice L. Webb a water purification specialist with Surgical Company A, 4th Med. Bn. “If anyone goes down for any reason, we can treat them for anything from heat casualties to dismemberment or gunshot wounds, and be the first ones on deck to get that person stabilized and out for a higher echelon of care.”
The STPFRS System was developed in 2001 and it was initially used during the invasion of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Since then, the system has been updated and it is now more efficiently providing aid and support to casualties.
“In this unit we are capable of providing surgical care for up to 18 patients over a period of 72 hours without resupplying,” said U.S. Navy Capt. Carl Bergren, 4th Med. Bn. officer in charge. “This is a highly mobile system. It is designed to be able to be broken down and set up again within an hour at another location.”
The most common casualties the unit has seen at ITX are heat casualties. However, they are equipped and ready to handle much more.
“In a combat situation this unit would be capable of transporting blood, we would have limited laboratory capabilities, to be able to draw blood and run some laboratory exams, as well as surgical capability,” said Bergren. “We are in a position where we are able to provide our own convoy support so that we can quickly resupply ice and intravenous fluids, as well as provide our own ground transportation to be able to take Marines and Sailors back to the main side of the base or Camp Wilson.”
The unique weather and terrain present during ITX in Twentynine Palms allows Marines and sailors to train under realistic conditions, which gives them a taste of what they may deal with during a deployment.
“This training is getting us ready to deploy at any time,” said Webb. “We have also had cold weather training in Alaska. We are being trained for any terrain or climate that you can possibly think of.”
The battalion’s training and hard work paid off when a mass heat casualty struck the unit by surprise during another unit’s exercise. More than 20 patients with heat-related illness were treated by the medical team over the period of an hour.
“That was a real-world scenario,” said Strotz. “They all performed exceptionally well. They were all able to treat, assess and triage the patients accordingly.”
Another crucial factor in the unit’s success is the cohesion and team work between Marines and sailors.
“The Marines and sailors here work great together, everyone steps up when needed,” said Strotz. “The Marines are definitely playing a vital part in maintaining security, communication and non-medical assets. All the corpsmen are stepping up and ensuring that any type of support the Marines need is being taking care of.”
Challenges were expected, preparations were made and so far the outcome has been successful.
“My crew has been stellar in their performance. Everyone has stepped up, especially during the real world mass casualty,” said Bergren. “I can’t ask for a better group and I would be proud to go to war with them.”
While most sane individuals can agree that the military should be ready for anything, the fact that this training is happening at the same time as all the buildup surrounding Jade Helm 2015 raises the question of whether or not certain military leaders (most likely with direction from the President) are pushing this training because they know a major event is set to happen in the United States in the near future.
California is not the only state that has conducted mass casualty training within the last few months.
In early May multiple cities in Florida trained together in a mass casualty simulation, this time for an active shooter threat.
The Sun Sentinel reported:
After Coral Springs Police officers cleared the movie theater of the active threat and gave chase to the gunman, a rescue task force made up of both police officers and firefighters advanced methodically toward the wounded.
In a tight formation, the firefighters advanced, covered on four sides by police officers who had their weapons drawn.
This drill simulated an active-shooter and mass-casualty scenario, calling for police and fire rescue personnel to work together to reach victims.
“They get into this line of work, because they want to be that person that goes into that dangerous situation and is able to make a difference,” said Officer Scott Mitchell.
Last week, Mitchell helped run the active-shooter drill at the Coral Springs Fire Academy. A firearms and tactics trainer for Coral Springs Police, he helped guide officers from his department alongside firefighters from the Margate, Coral Springs and Tamarac fire departments, through several hours of active-shooter and mass-casualty training.
The article made it clear that this training has been going on since the start of the year and will continue throughout.
It also highlights the fact that law enforcement is receiving “special equipment” for use in a real world mass casualty event.
Since January, western Broward County law enforcement and fire rescue agencies have been meeting weekly at the academy for the specialized training. The goal is for every officer and firefighter in each participating department to complete the training by the end of the year.
In addition to training for active-shooter and other mass-casualty scenarios, Broward fire departments are set to receive thousands of dollars in specialized equipment.
Again, most people would agree that the military as well as local law enforcement and first responders should be ready for anything but when you consider the above information in the context of the buildup leading into Jade Helm a more sinister reason for the training becomes a very real possibility.
Most of the individual soldiers training during exercises such as the recent mass causality simulation in California are also unaware that their training is connected to a larger overall plan to get the military read to be deployed on American streets.
Remember, even officials WITHIN the Pentagon itself have publicly voiced their worry that Obama continues to take steps to eventually use military force on civilians within the United States.
“In a stunning revelation published by a mainstream news outlet, an anonymous Department of Defense official has revealed their belief that a DoD Directive outlining military support to civilian authorities is the latest step towards President Obama eventually using military force against the American people.
The quote from the defense official was published in a now viral report that detailed the 2010 DoD Directive and how it could be used, under authority from the President, to unleash the might of the US military onto the civilian population.”
“This appears to be the latest step in the administration’s decision to use force within the United States against its citizens,” a defense official told the Washington Times.
We are living in truly unprecedented times and it is the duty of all freedom loving people to continue to either directly expose the push for martial law or support the numerous alternative news outlets that are.
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