Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC): Inside Special KDF, Israeli & US Navy Joint Training 

KDF, US Navy and IDF
A group of Kenyan, US and Israeli soldiers training in Mombasa on Friday, January 27, 2023.
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Special units from Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), the US Military and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Friday, January 27, concluded a special training in Mombasa. 

The three units spent five days exchanging ideas, training and building capacity under Central Partnership Station 2 (CPS 2) programme. 

Kenyan soldiers expressed their gratitude after receiving training on public health emergency, mass casualty management, and Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) - developed by the United States of America's military.

The U.S. Department of Defense Defense Health Agency (DHA) Joint Trauma System took Kenyan soldiers through technical drills on enhancing safety, the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC). 

Kenyan, US and Israeli soldiers training in Mombasa
A group of Kenyan, US and Israeli soldiers training in Mombasa on Friday, January 27, 2023.
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"TCCC was developed to teach evidence-based, life-saving techniques and strategies for providing the best trauma care on the battlefield," the US Military explained. 

The courses were tailor-made for medical personnel, combat lifesaver and service members. 

"CPS 2 was intended to strengthen regional relationships and collaboration between the US Navy and Kenya Navy through professional exchanges and community engagement events," KDF added. 

The group from Kenya Naval Training College (KNTC), US Navy, and Sheba Medical Centre from Israel also undertook a course on Global Health Emergency (GHE) and emergency drills on medical-related issues.

"At the Special Boats Unit (SBU), US sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 4 jointly worked with their Kenyan counterparts in the repair of boat engines, returning them to full operation," KDF explained. 

Deputy Base Commander Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe Colonel Evans Oguga thanked Kenyan, American and Israeli militaries for establishing long-standing relationships in war and diplomatic engagements. 

“The four important ships for a country to progress are a partnership, friendship, relationship, and leadership.

"All these ships are required for a country to march on and hold joint exercises for better metamorphosis,” Oguga appreciated. 

British soldiers during a training exercise
British soldiers during a training exercise.
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