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 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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MAJ Robert (Bob) Petrarca
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Health, standards, discipline and less places for sand mites to hide.
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SSG William Patton
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I spent five months on a FSB called Plei Djereng and we did not even have a shower. After two months of smelling like the rats that kept us company every night, we built a shower and even had hot water for it. As for haircuts, our SGM felt we should be high and tight all the time, especially his NCOs. I came into base camp for supplies and was met by the SGM at the helipad. My hair was down to my collar, I had on Montanyard beads and my uniform looked like I had been in the bush for 3 months, which it had. He jumped my ass and told me to look like a Sgt. and I had thirty minutes to do so or lose my new stripes. Somehow I made it. Life in the bush or a FSB does not provide the conveniences of the rear, but a soldier can and should try to look like a soldier.
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MAJ Jim Woods
MAJ Jim Woods
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You mean this SF Camp? I spent some time there as well. I just happen to have a pic of the air strip just outside the wire.
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SSG William Patton
SSG William Patton
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That be the hole. I was with an 8" and 175 mm battery on the hill with a 5th Special Forces A Team. I was there from Sept. 69 through March 70 and was the airlifted to Dak To/Tan Cahn for the siege of Dak Seang. Plei Djereng was kinda isolated and a real easy target. I watched a couple of plane crashes and one helicopter crash in the time I was there. Never a dull moment.
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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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