Terminal Lance – Mask Off

May 17, 2021

In case you missed it, the CDC announced last week that we can stop masks and social distancing for people that are fully vaccinated. Of course, use your best judgement as to whether or not that pertains to you in your bi-annual gas chamber training.

It probably doesn’t.

The gas chamber is a ubiquitous Marine Corps experience that we all love to hate. Your first journey into the spicy bunker starts in boot camp, where you learn how to equip your issued mask and clear it, etc., in a room filled with CS (tear) gas. The training becomes bi-annual after that (or rarely if at all, depending on your unit).

If nothing else, the gas chamber is a fun place to watch recruits and Marines alike experience immense regret for their life decisions up to that point. It’s also great to clear out the sinuses.

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Terminal Lance Solid #5

December 19, 2017

CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) Marines are a unique bunch. Like a lot of MOS fields, they pride themselves on their unique duties within the context of the Corps at large. However, because of the distinct lack of chemical attacks happening against Marines in the wild, their main obligations are running the infamous gas chambers of the Marine Corps.

The gas chamber is annual training done to insure that Marines understand how to use their issued gas masks in a real, practical environment filled with CS gas (tear gas).

Well, that’s what they tell you anyway. Really, it’s just a small brick room where the CBRN Marines get to haze you once a year to feed their sadistic urges.

This comic was meant to go up on Friday, but I lost a day to the travel gods for the holidays. Stay tuned to find out if Abe can best the Chief Warrants Officer!