Master-at-Arms 1st Class Cathy Garcia sprays pepper spray into the eyes of Electronics Technician 3rd Marie Matlock.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Wiskow)

U.S. Navy sailors will no longer have to relive the painful pepper spray experience every three years.

The Navy announced Tuesday sailors will only have to get pepper sprayed in the eyes once, instead of the every three-year requirement that had been in place, after it received complaints about the agonizing training.

“One and done! Effective immediately we are ELIMINATING the 3-year recertification requirement for pepper spray as part of our force protection training,” Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson wrote in a Facebook post with a video.

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