Tuesday, July 20, 2010


We started our day off with grenades and finished it off with chlorobenzylidene malonitrile, or CSA gas, training for our gas mask requirements. Tomorrow will be another long day at the range for the Enhanced Marksmanship Program.

1stLt Quezada giving a period of instruction on the M67 Hand Grenade

Issuing the grenades

The second half of the day began classroom instruction/familiarization of the M40 Field Protective Mask

Propper fitting of our gas masks
Staff Non-Commissioned Officers and Officers check their fit

SgtMaj Hall (center) forming the Squadron following the M40 class for a short CBRN hike

Getting ready to step off

Donning our full MOPP suits after being "gassed"

Me!  Finally, I'm not the one behind the camera

One of our Marines from Britain turns Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" into a motivating marching cadence

Completion of the hike and personnel accountability


To be continued...

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