The Marine Corps’ Weapons and tactics instructor training course makes its return to the Yuma area October 18th, and Yuma Regional Medical Center will be a part of the exercises.
The hospital will be portraying an emergency medical center, where injured civilians or military personnel would be flown in a real humanitarian disaster.
Mark Hutsell is the director of patient safety for the hospital, and says they are honored to be a part of the training.
Hutsell says the hospital serves as a great place for Marine pilots to train evacuating personnel, as well as practice landing and taking off from their helipad.
Other locations across the city being used as part of the training are Trinity Christian Center, Crane Middle School, and Kiwanis Park.