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PHOTO GALLERY: Marine recruits endure affects of tear gas

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. – Recruits of Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, endured the effects of tear gas during chemical warfare training June 25, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.

The Marine Corps provides this training so recruits may gain confidence in their abilities to use a gas mask to survive in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment. Kilo Company is scheduled to graduate Aug. 16, 2013.

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Also, there is enough healthy people to take the rear echelon jobs. Much of the time people that have had combat time get to fill those jobs.

Just the way it is.

As an old war vet and been through that ringer, it has more then one purpose.

To get a feel for teargas is one thing, but I saw a few get plum flushed out the service because they were to afraid of the training.

Better to find out what a man is made of in training then out in combat where your faced with the real deal.

With lung problems you wouldn’t be allowed to serve.

don’t think this is the only time for you feel this. When I was in we got to have a nose cleaning puck session every year or so.

It’s called training. Better to do it there then try to figure it out when needed.

What’s the big deal? This type of training has been going on in the military since the 60’s, and maybe before that. And not just in the marines, but in the other forces also. And in the new age of the volunteer force, they enlisted, they asked for what they get.

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