Posted on Dec 7, 2020
SGT(P) Washington L.
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Hello, I am trying to reclass to 74D but my career counselor told me that my packet is on (over a month) because of my shaving profile. He said he hasn't heard back from the school house regarding the waiver he requested. I don't if there's anything I can do on my part to facilitate the process.
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SFC Senior Brigade Career Counselor
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If you can't shave, you can't seat a mask properly. There is an actual poison gas chamber that you go into in that AIT (or used to be), how confident are you that you can actually seal your mask? A buddy of mine who went in the 90s said they used VX. Others have told me they use sarin gas now.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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SGT that chamber us CDTF. It is an all day event where you will detect and handle different nerve agents. That is the only point in training where you would need to shave. Plenty of my battles had shaving profiles throughout AIT, however ALL had to be shaven for this training. I would also add that as you promote and go to ALC and SLC you go through the chamber again. In AIT you go through CDTF a few days before graduation. Its at the very end.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Tear Gas in the chamber.
I went through it, & on another occasion was mermited do go (because I couldn't clear out a persistent cold). Drill Sgt also laughed & confided in me that's what some Drill Sgts do in the same situation. LOL!
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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Everyone should know if that mask won't seal properly.
Yes.
That's a REAL "moment of truth."

LOL!
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PFC Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Specialist
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They dont allow you to have a full shaving profile. You have to keep it trimmed, and you have to shave it all off when it comes to CDTF (which is a live nerve agent chamber filled with VX and Sarin), and i recommend shaving it before your FTX.
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CPL Joseph Elinger
CPL Joseph Elinger
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They don't use HASMATS in any training exercises.
Someone REALLY pulled your ______.
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SFC Patient Service Tech
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You could always call the school house and ask if they allow shaving profiles.
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