India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber

India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber
India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber
India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber
India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber
India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber
India and Papa Companies Face the Confidence Chamber

A recruit of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, endures the effects of tear gas March 24, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits experience temporary respiratory irritation, watery eyes and a burning sensation on the skin when exposed to the gas.

Tear gas is used during chemical warfare defense training in the gas chamber on Parris Island, S.C. The gas's uncomfortable effects include respiratory irritation, a burning sensation on the skin and watery eyes.

Recruits of Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, ensure their masks have been properly sealed.

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rush from the gas chamber March 24, 2015, on Parris Island S.C. The recruits proved they learned the basics of chemical warfare defense by properly using their masks.

A recruit of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rinses his gas mask after exposure to tear gas in the Confidence Chamber. Parris Island is home to entry-level enlisted training for 50 percent of males and 100 percent of females in the Marine Corps.

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, rinse their gas masks following exposure to tear gas in the Confidence Chamber. Today, approximately 20,000 recruits come to Parris Island annually for the chance to become United States Marines by enduring 13 weeks of rigorous, transformative training.

Recruits of India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, gained confidence in their abilities to don and clear a gas mask March 24, 2015, on Parris Island, S.C. Recruits learned the basics of chemical warfare defense and how to operate in a contaminated environment. Both companies are scheduled to graduate May 15, 2015.