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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #500 on: April 22, 2018, 14:37:19 »
Had a beard for the winter, which was great insulation for the -40 days.  Wouldn't want to keep it for the summer as I always found it itchy, but don't really see why the RCN is the only one allowed to do it.  Still shaved the throat and few other ares, plus some regular trimming and grooming, so it's not like you need to go full hipster pioneer.

Would rock the goatee if that's allowed though; suits my ugly mug and will probably have the fringe benefit of really annoying the same people that don't like officers wearing berets.  I think if I had a goatee and was wearing a beret (instead of the peak cap) their heads might actually explode!

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #501 on: April 22, 2018, 19:25:27 »
we have had these WW2/Korea era archaic policies that if your soldiers aren't shaving, how do you know they are staying clean in the field? 

Anyone who is curious if it's possible, tell them to google "CSOR soldier Op IMPACT" or "CANSOF IRAQ"...sustained op in the desert and they didn't fall to pieces.  Imagine, treating adults like adults.

Beards for aircrew are not authorized, I know a few guys who have beard chits and they have to be clean shaven for flying days.  One of my ROTOs, the Tactical Navigator (TacNav) had a reaction to something in the water or air in Kuwait.  He was given a shaving chit and flew every mission that roto without shaving at all.  He wasn't the only one who did their stint there with a roto beard while flying.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #502 on: April 23, 2018, 11:30:09 »
If you've never been to a mess dinner, you've missed out on one of the coolest things about military service and have had a life less lived.

I could go without watching people get drunk, loud and act like complete idiots in front of all their peers, coworkers and superiors all in the name of "tradition". If an outsider came in to observe, they would get the idea that the military is nothing more than a bunch of alcoholics.


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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #503 on: April 23, 2018, 12:16:15 »
I do not see that CANFORGEN on the site

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #504 on: April 23, 2018, 12:18:43 »
Got a summary for us?
Pacificsm is doctrine fostered by a delusional minority and by the media, which holds forth the proposition it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #507 on: April 23, 2018, 13:53:57 »
Tricksy friggin Hobbitses. Well played.
Pacificsm is doctrine fostered by a delusional minority and by the media, which holds forth the proposition it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #508 on: April 24, 2018, 10:18:32 »
Not Funny.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #509 on: April 24, 2018, 10:23:35 »
Not Funny.


It's actually hilarious, shows how gullible we are.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #510 on: April 24, 2018, 10:37:42 »
It's actually hilarious, shows how gullible we are.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #511 on: April 24, 2018, 10:58:52 »
I know a few beardos that were spinning about this lol.

When this finally comes to pass it will be interesting to see how it will inevitably get misinterpreted.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #512 on: April 24, 2018, 11:49:37 »
I know a few beardos that were spinning about this lol.

When this finally comes to pass it will be interesting to see how it will inevitably get misinterpreted.

I imagine we shall see the word "should" used a lot in the message and changes to the DM; and that always fun caveat that this is direction BUT COs always have discretion.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #513 on: April 24, 2018, 13:12:39 »

It's actually hilarious, shows how gullible we are.

Or how badly I do not want to have to shave everyday anymore.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #514 on: April 24, 2018, 13:18:06 »
Or how badly I do not want to have to shave everyday anymore.

For me it will depend on what they come out with, I hate shaving everyday but the red (and a little grey caused by subordinates) of the sides of my beard give away the fact that I'm not as blond (or young) as my hair makes me look. With a goatee it doesn't really show anything.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #515 on: April 24, 2018, 15:15:48 »
I imagine we shall see the word "should" used a lot in the message and changes to the DM; and that always fun caveat that this is direction BUT COs always have discretion.

 :nod:

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #516 on: May 03, 2018, 18:11:17 »


1.Decide to grow a beard
2.Tell your Chain of command you want to grow a beard for religious reasons.
3.Pick a religion.
4.Grow a beard.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #517 on: May 03, 2018, 18:44:01 »
Never understood the institutional obsession with policing beards and boots.  :boring:

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #518 on: May 03, 2018, 19:04:18 »
If l become a Pastafarian, can l wear a colander as my headress?

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #519 on: May 03, 2018, 19:10:22 »
If l become a Pastafarian, can l wear a colander as my headress?

Yes, but god help you if you're caught wearing a non-issued one without a valid medical chit.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #520 on: May 03, 2018, 19:26:27 »
Yes, but god help you if you're caught wearing a non-issued one without a valid medical chit.

Bloody hell,  l can only imagine what Logistik and the dress committee would do to it.  But then, Pastafarian dress is Pirate themed, which would be cool.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #521 on: September 06, 2018, 18:53:51 »
So word around the street is the CANFORGEN for beards is hot off the press and good to go. Can anyone confirm or deny these claims? My poor face needs to know!!!! I don’t wanna show up on shift my next set with a beard and get destroyed by the CoC...

Thanks in advance.
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #522 on: September 06, 2018, 18:58:19 »
I don’t wanna show up on shift my next set with a beard and get destroyed by the CoC...

So shave until you get to work and hear it, or see the full text posted here.

As for status, friend of mine went to Ottawa for a full day of briefings from CMP. During those briefs, they touched on the updated dress regs. Allegedly the draft CANFORGEN (or BEARDFORGEN) has been sent to and approved by all element CWOs, and is waiting the final ticks in the box. We're basically on short final at this point. Apparently the rule will just extend the RCN rule and standard for beards to all elements.

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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #523 on: September 06, 2018, 19:00:05 »
Yah obviously. I’m not the one to jump the gun like that. Just a tad excited about this one is all....
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Re: All things beardy-2005 to 2018 (merged)
« Reply #524 on: September 06, 2018, 19:03:59 »
Never understood the institutional obsession with policing beards and boots.  :boring:

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