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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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
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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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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