That’ll clear your sinuses: Military pepper spray training (VIDEO)

Ah, oleoresin capsicum, otherwise known as OC or pepper spray, can cause skin depigmentation, burning, sinus irritation and just overall make you feel miserable.

However, to be able to deploy it in a less lethal use of force situation, you have to gargle with it in training so you know its capabilities and limitations, as these Navy and Marine Corps watchstanders on the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) found out the hot and spicy way recently.

It won’t kill you, and you can fight your way through it as a snot monster, but knowing that doesn’t make it suck any less.