Posted on Oct 25, 2014
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Thoughts?! I can understand if you are on KAF or BAF but the smaller FOBs and surrounding areas should have altered grooming standards at the very least for combat MOS's. I almost wish I was like some of these young guys who can go 4 days w out shaving and not be able to tell haha I guess I'll just have to get my long tab if I want to grow my beard.
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I remember getting my ass chewed during my first deployment for not shaving and having a haircut. That's what it was, an ass chewing. In one ear and out the other. Sorry that I was on the road and didn't always have the time or the means to shave or get a haircut. Watch the show Generation Kill and it will crack you up!!!!! When shaving and haircuts become more important than the mission we have a serious problem.
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SSG Daniel Fitzgerald
SSG Daniel Fitzgerald
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Poooooolice that mooostashe!! Ya’ll look like Elvises!
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SGT Daniel Rocco Ames
SGT Daniel Rocco Ames
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SSG Daniel Fitzgerald Hahaha you beat me to it! Well done!
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SPC July Macias
SPC July Macias
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I was on a small FOB for a 12 months. No barbershop, no AAFES, eating shitty food. When we returned to Kuwait, a random E6 asked me why my hair was so long. I said "The same reason why my supervisor's hair is long." Then I pointed to my Jamaican SGT, who was rocking an Afro.
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SSG Tim Everett
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I'm all for rules and regulations, and generally I followed them.

I'm now a civilian and I believe that facial kevlar is a force multiplier.
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SPC July Macias
SPC July Macias
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From a retention standpoint, they should let soldiers grow beards. A lot more people would stay enlisted.
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SSG Bill McCoy
SSG Bill McCoy
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SPC July Macias - Gas mask?
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SPC July Macias
SPC July Macias
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I've only worn a gas mask three times ever: In basic, Iraq invasion 2003, and again for training.
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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Health, standards, discipline and less places for sand mites to hide.
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I personally think the armed services could relax grooming standards, no need to look like a clean shaven recruit your entire career. (Said the bald guy) I'm looking out for the rest of you though, guys love their hair just as much as our female counterparts.
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Cpl David Halbisen
Cpl David Halbisen
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Well then make sure they have adequate time, facilities and the tools.
Cpl. USMC '83-'87
Currently 1ST Civ Div
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SFC Kenneth Withers
SFC Kenneth Withers
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On my last deployment I would let my mustache get a little long. I did that to give the CSM something to do. (chew me out) It saved my men from him!
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Cpl David Halbisen
Cpl David Halbisen
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I came back from 30 days leave, Sgt. Maj. had heard how long my hair had gotten. I had duty right after I reported in so I had to see him, Guess what, I reported in with a fresh haircut and in the proper uniform. He just gave me a 5 second inspection and welcomed me back. Mind you this was state side. Oh the tales of the dumbshit stuff I did otherwise.
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