The armed forces join forces for simulation training at MCAS Yuma

11th Marine Expeditionary Unit prepares for deployment – Arlette Yousif reports from News 11

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The 11th MEU is preparing to deploy at sea with Realistic Urban Training known as RUT. The simulation enables marines and seafarers to work together in a real mission scenario.

The unique unit is responsible for crisis response, humanitarian services and combat.

“The Marine and Navy team is extremely important. We maintain medical readiness. That’s why we make sure the Marines are always healthy and medically ready when we are on duty,” said Brittanny McCraven, Hospital Corpsman Second Class . “We make sure we are the first responders if they are injured in their absence, the first line of treatment for them.”

Some exercises include medical triage and transporting injured patients.

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