Air Force grants first beard waiver to Muslim airman


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interesting use of the sepia tone in that photograph. I don’t imagine it was used randomly. i wonder why they chose it? :thinking::face_with_raised_eyebrow:


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You know when the government regulate facial hair, regulation has
become excessive.


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As a former firefighter who had to wear breathing apparatus as part of my job, facial hair was prohibited because of safety and necessity. A beard interferes with a proper mask seal. The rule isn’t anything at all like “government overreach. It’s a prudent safety issue.


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Key word: regulation

American’s have expected a standardized appearance of our military men and women the past several decades.
This requires regulation.
On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is a good read.
Tactically, covering facial features in face to face combat is a disadvantage.
At any rate, face to face combat is rarely used by US military.


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