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jimmydeanno
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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2011, 12:55:27 AM »

What does WIWOAD mean?

When I Was On Active Duty
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« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2011, 01:34:22 AM »

What does WIWOAD mean?

When I Was On Active Duty
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BradM
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« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2011, 01:57:41 AM »

Got ya! But SarDragon it says you are USN (ret.) so your Navy mustache was ok, right?
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SarDragon
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« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2011, 03:29:44 AM »

It was OK in the Navy. It wasn't OK in a CAP uniform, on an Air Base, with an AD USAF First Shirt as a squadron commander. But we worked it out.
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Dave Bowles
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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2011, 11:26:38 PM »

I started March with the intention of growing a 'stache, but I'm starting to think it's in the best interest of myself and everyone who sees me on a daily basis that I quit now.
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« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2011, 11:37:23 PM »

I started March with the intention of growing a 'stache, but I'm starting to think it's in the best interest of myself and everyone who sees me on a daily basis that I quit now.

"A man's got to know his limitations."  --  Inspector Harry Callahan



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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2011, 09:37:31 PM »

It was OK in the Navy. It wasn't OK in a CAP uniform, on an Air Base, with an AD USAF First Shirt as a squadron commander. But we worked it out.

Did you split the difference? The mustache could extend 1/8th of an inch beyond the verticles lines at the corner of the mouth? :)
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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2011, 10:01:33 PM »

Like I said, we worked it out.
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« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2011, 02:11:16 AM »

Personally, I can't go the stache. It feels weird! I can't get over the feeling that I have a booger hanging out or that my nose hairs are so long that they are itching my nose. For some reason that is what I always feel. Not to mention all of the derogatory comments that the Army has for them, that have been drilled into my head. Plus I would be the ONLY one in my squadron to have one.

Heck I feel weird enough that I have stopped using a Gillette on my head. It is only a number one on the side of my head, but it still feels wierd. I don't know if I can take it anymore. I have gone from DI Ermy, to Ben Afflec in Green Zone.
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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2011, 05:28:57 AM »





Never could get mine to look like this...plus it's obviously out of regs...

I thin mine out once a week, on the morning of a meeting night.

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« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2011, 06:42:11 AM »



That's from April '05. I usually grow it out for Hallowe'en, but that year it was a bit earlier, for a costume contest, where I went as Snidely Whiplash.

I suppose I ought to let y'all see the entire get-up.

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« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2011, 07:10:51 AM »

Wind up your radios! ...

That is the first thing that came to mind.
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« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2011, 07:35:51 AM »

Thank you.
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« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2011, 07:41:36 AM »

Well.. ya gotta admit .. swap the RCA 88 for an HT... and the 45's for comm logs, and it's just like mission base! ;)


I tried to grow one several times.. too itchy, and the feeling isn't worth it at all. Even after the forced 14 days from being 'stuck' in Florida after a hurricane named Wilma.. first thing I did when I got home was get rid off all it.
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« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2011, 07:49:18 AM »

Too bad. I'll bet you could grow a righteous 'stache. You seem to have the right facial for it, certainly darker than mine ever was. The itch goes away for me after about 4 days, if it itches at all.
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« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2011, 09:29:44 PM »



"Blazes! What do you mean I can't wear my blues uniform and service cap with my chin hairs!?"
 ;)
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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2011, 01:45:08 AM »

^ AWESOME!
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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2011, 05:47:14 AM »

Was looking at the photos released by the Air Force of crews getting ready to go give our friends in Libya a hug and a kiss, and was humored by all the obvious "Mustache March" participants.
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Walkman
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« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2011, 02:16:19 AM »

Here is the final result:



Anyone else got pix?
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« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2011, 04:54:19 PM »

Here I am in about 1978. Still have the stache I grew in 'nam in 1966. I met Robin Olds in Udorn. Could be he influenced me! He looked just like the picture.. I have a pic of me AD getting the BSM in this stache.


This pic was made right after I grew the stache to hide my split lip from an encounter with a bad guy. No Purple Heart!

Wings on the right side are Thai PARU wings.

I still have the stache. It has never been shaved off since I grew it.

BTW Brad, that top pic was taken when I was with Brackett Sq. 64!
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