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2019 Camp Pendleton Warfighter Brain Health and the new MACE2 Training

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202850 San Jacinto Road

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The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes March as Brain Injury Awareness Month to increase awareness of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a signature injury of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

To underscore the DOD-wide effort to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat TBI, on October 1, 2018, the Deputy Secretary of Defense released a memorandum outlining the DoD’s “Comprehensive Strategy and Action Plan for Warfighter Brain Health.”

In addition, Congress has designated March 13 as Brain Injury Awareness Day and Capitol Hill will play host to awareness events.

During March, the Military Health System (MHS) will focus on the issue of TBI. DVBIC, in support of the MHS, will provide tools and resources to help educate service members, their families, veterans, retirees, caregivers, health care providers, and DoD civilians about TBI prevention and treatment while highlighting ongoing MHS research and breakthroughs that help improve and maintain the quality of life for those living with TBI.

Our pursuit of superior lethality must be matched by a commitment to understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating TBI in all its forms. Educating our service members and family members to recognize the signs and symptoms indicative of TBI and making it easy for families, loved ones, and friends to seek and receive the information and support they need to respond compassionately and constructively to a member who may have suffered a TBI, are essential first steps.

Excerpt from: Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (October, 2018). Comprehensive Strategy and Action Plan for Warfighter Brain Health.

To support the Deputy Secretary of Defense Comprehensive Strategy and Action Plan for Warfighter Brain Health, the Intrepid Spirit Center 7 in collaboration with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Regional Education Coordinator will present the Warfighter Brain Health – aka Marine and Leaders TBI training and MACE2 training.

  • There are four opportunities to attend the training:

  • March 26 at 0730-1130 or 1230-1630

  • March 27 at 0730-1130 or 1230-1630

  • Marine only attend the first hour of each session to meet their annual TBI Training Requirement: I MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE ORDER 6490.1

  • Where: Camp Pendleton Pacific Views Event Center behind Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton

Warrior Brain Health (Marine and Leaders TBI Training) TBI 101

  • Required for all Marine Leaders – Commanders at all levels, OIC’s, Senior Enlisted, and SNCO’s and above.

  • I MEF Surgeon has designated this training mandatory for all: Physicians, PA’s, IDC’s, Training LPO’s, and HM1’s and above.


Military Acute Concussion Evaluation 2 (MACE2) - This is the new updated version.

  • I MEF Surgeon has designated this training mandatory for all: Physicians, PA’s, IDC’s, Training LPO’s, and HM1’s and above.

  • All local military medical personnel are welcome to attend.

  • 4 CME’s and CE’s (pending).


Attention Marine Commanders and Unit Leaders

The first hour of this training is designed for Marine leaders and meets the annual TBI training requirements and specific leadership concerns.

54,373 Marines have officially been diagnosed with a traumatic brain Injury (TBI) since 2000 and many more have not have been diagnosed. Leaders up and down the chain need to know how to prevent, identify, and act appropriately when faced with potential concussive events. Failure to do so may result in behavioral problems and jeopardize mission success.

MARADMIN 294/12, Marine Corps Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Program requires all Marines to attend annual and pre-deployment TBI training. The Marine Corps is taking a comprehensive approach to TBI emphasizing the core components of Prevent, Provide, Track and Train. Implementing this program is a leadership and medical responsibility in garrison and in the deployed setting.




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