MIL Should I shave?? v.Reservist

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  1. FalconXtreme

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    I'm techincally a reservist as i haven't entered AD yet since my commissioning. I dont go AD till december so needless to say i haven't shaved in a while. I need to go to the MPF/TMO office on friday to do my PCS paperwork. should I shave to go on base?
     
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    no uniform no shave ftw?
     
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    This.
     
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    thats what i was thinking. i'm still ROTC brain washed where we had to be shaved just to be in the ROTC area.
     
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    i guess just hope no aholes that youre going to be working with soon see you? :dunno:
     
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    he's a reservist....they dont care about that shit
     
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    but he is going active duty in december...
     
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    Play it safe and shave. When I was active, I didn't shave on the weekends and made sure to keep my ass off military establishments. Out in town, they could suck my dick if they said anything (which never did).
     
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    Reserve is different. I went to go pick up my 201 and medical records with no haircut and hadn't shaved in 3 weeks. They could care less, unless you are in uniform.
     
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    my active duty base is 3000miles away... but i guess it is a "small" air force?:dunno:
     
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    No uniform, no shave. I believe the AFI states in uniform. So, meh.
     
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    Nasty reservist.
     
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    You're an officer and you're heading into a military office. Better to play it safe than to run into someone who matters.
     
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    If youre going somewhere else i wouldnt worry about it then, alot of people would err on the side of safety though
     
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    valid point. i think i'll suck it up and shave. if i shave it'll make my Halloween costume perfect also.
     
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    you arent on duty or in uniform, afi 36-2903 says nothing about being clean shaven outside of military. you arent showing a bad military image being off duty with a beard..
     
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    no pay no shave
     
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    True, but would you want to risk running into your future boss and his/her first impression of you is that you're a slob outside of the workplace? While having a beard off duty is not considered a degradation to the military's image, there are still many people in high ranking positions that still believes anything less than a clean shave and a "high and tight" is unbecoming of soldiers, let alone officers.
     
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    And this is why I'm in the Air Force.
     
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    And they can think whatever the fuck they want but considering there is no REG stating anything about his facial hair off duty it doesnt matter.

    If people want to start ignoring rules then cool ill come to work in my fucking PJs...


    Guess some of yall have never gotten drunk with your commanders and other high ranking folks. Some of them let loose and do some stupid fucking shit. Guess its ok for them to do that though I should be clean shaven even in my sleep, I mean you never know.

    Fuck if you are recalled you do not have to come to work clean shaven....
     
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    stfu Ryan.
     
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    I finished up with ROTC last year, but still had a year of school and an internship, so I started getting haircuts a hell of a lot less, the reg says when you are in uniform you have to meet reg nothing about when you are in civis. so I say no uniform no shave.
     
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    Guess youve never crossed a commander that doesnt give a fuck if its a rule or not and can still make your life shitty if you dont do it anyway :dunno:
     

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