Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Chemical warfare

This was one of my least favorite activities during my 20 years service in the U.S. Navy Seabees ...

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (March 25, 2009) -- Lt. Cmdr. Ferdinand Herrera fastens a chemical, biological and radiological suit for Culinary Specialist 1st Class Victor Rojas during a recent Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 field exercise. The exercise focuses on controlled tactical training scenarios demonstrating the battalion's primary mission to support real-time ship-to-shore operations in a hostile environment.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Brian Morales.


  1. I'm not too certain that seeing a culinary specialist (even 1rst class) in a gas mask would inspire confidence in his/her ability in the kitchen...


  2. Wait until you have to cook a meal, wearing helmet, armor vest, 782 gear, gas mask at you side, all in a sweat box (called a cook-tent) full of gasoline fumes ...