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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Could you wear a beard in the military?

Some of our Coast Guard units allowed but my commanding officer on the cutter I served on would not allow it since we all might have had to use a Oxygen Breating Apparatus OBA for fires at sea.. He claimed that the beard would not make a perfect seal on your face if you had to wear an OBA.. We all knew this was his way of saying NO! This was back in 1970!!!!!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2019, 12:47 PM
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Some of our Coast Guard units allowed but my commanding officer on the cutter I served on would not allow it since we all might have had to use a Oxygen Breating Apparatus OBA for fires at sea.. He claimed that the beard would not make a perfect seal on your face if you had to wear an OBA.. We all knew this was his way of saying NO! This was back in 1970!!!!!

His reasoning is actually quite true, firefighters an not allowed to have a beard while working. It has been proven that a sufficient seal is unable to be made with facial hair below your lip.
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Yep See I guess he was just trying to save our lives...
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a joke about beards, Showed a picture of a guy with a beard.


IN 1890: Men with a beard would kill a bear with their bare hands.

IN 2019 Men with Beards want to know if the hand cream is organic.
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