Thanks in part to a recently released, cinematic sequel, moustaches in the military are on the up-and-up again. With the recent adjustments to facial hair requirements in the U.S. Air Force, it is easier to rock that 'stache in support of cancer prevention, research, and education! No-Shave November is a month0long journey during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness. Obviously, not everyone here on Lakenheath can "forgo shaving" entirely BUT we ask the RAFL community to share a photo of their own or their spouse's glorious facial hair with us to be featured...HERE!
One of the greatest moustaches (although decidedly non-regulation) the USAF has seen, was on the face of Brig. General Robin Olds, an American fighter pilot and general officer. He began his adventure with the military when he was accepted to West Pointe in 1940. He then went on to become a "Triple Ace" with a combined total of 17 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He served from 1943-1947 with the U.S. Army Air Forces and then 194-1973 with the USAF. He had a very active career and even received a total of 14 decorations and awards - WOW! He retired in 1973 after 30 years of service.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandon Turner, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Expeditor, surveys the flight as part of an F-15 inspection at Royal Air Force Base Lakenheath, October 14, 2022. Tech. Sgt. Turner employs safety measures to maintain and manage weapons and explosives, making sure they're ready at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photos by Jesse Lopez)
Tech. Sgt. Brandon Turner is very proud of his moustache and sports it all year 'round - not just in November!
Check out these 'staches from the community! See anyone you recognize?! Share the link with them!
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HAPPY NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER!
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