The galleries are divided into separate weeks of BCT. There are no pictures of PFC Pico in Week 1: Red Phase, but the first picture under Week 2: Red Phase, has PFC Pico, front and center, after having exited the gas chamber.
Her description of the gas chamber experience was not a pleasant one.
Today (5 February 2009) we did the gas chamber. That was bad. Or good, I’m kind of caught in between the two. It was certainly interesting! Twenty-five people at a time would go into the gas chamber. We had to unseal our masks, recite name, rank and SSN, and then we had to take the mask off completely and recite the Soldiers’ Creed. The gas used was like a more potent form of pepper spray. It stung my eyes and skin a lot and made breathing really impossible. It’s apparently used to control riots. It really sucked being in there. When I got out, I didn’t even care that it was cold.
In case no one has noticed yet, I’m just eaten up with Proud Daddy Syndrome!
Update: Well, Week 2 was available this afternoon, using Internet Explorer 6.0, but I’m not seeing it this evening, using Mozilla Firefox 3.0, even though Week 1 shows up. I wonder if they had to take it down for some reason.
Update: Nope, not down; I can see it using Internet Explorer 7.0.