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USMC First aid kit IFAK A1 (2006) 2006

The Resource Center Allied Industries (2006)



6545-01-539-2732 (primary)
6545-07-000-0762 (alternate)
6.5" L x 2.5" W x 8" H
Accession number


Early inn 2003 the US Marine Corps, Marine Corps System Command fielded a new individual first aid kit (IFAK) for use by Marine Corps and US Navy medical personnel. They were first issued in small numbers in Afghanistan, then thousands were provided to equip Marines going into Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.


The Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) provides individual Marines the ability to perform self-aid; for life threatening arterial bleeding and common non life threatening injuries. It also provides the individual Marine the capability to treat non potable water for personal consumption.

The IFAK integrates with Improved Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE).
The IFAK includes a trauma kit consisting of items to stop arterial bleeding and a first kit consisting of items to treat minor injuries and purify water.
Recent improvements to the IFAK include “H” bandages and TK-4 tourniquets.
Components of the USMC Individual First Aid Kit

The USMC Individual First Aid Kit of 2003 in enclosed by its Pouch (NSN 8105-09-000-2725) and consists of two modules:

Trauma Kit (NSN 6545-01-539-2740)

Minor First Aid Kit (NSN 6545-01-539-2737)

The Trauma Kit includes these components:

The Minor First Aid Kit includes these components: