If blog No. 9 makes you feel a bit claustrophobic, it should. I can tell you from personal experience that it's not fun living in a gas mask for hours at a time.
This is the first of four days of U.S. Navy photos of the seagoing cooks at work ...
PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 3, 2008) -- Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Amanda Rampulla, from Wapakoneta, Ohio, helps Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Vaughn Green, from Mesa, Ariz., drink water through a MCU-2P gas mask during a general quarters drill aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19).
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Charles Oki.