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eismann82
03-03-2017, 10:22 AM
https://www.armytimes.com/articles/new-army-policy-oks-soldiers-to-wear-hijabs-turbans-and-religious-beards .It's great anyone can serve. I wonder if they'll have to shave their facial hair without protest for combat, a gas mask won't seal with facial hair. Historically you have to fit in the mold of the armed services but I guess times a changing.

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DumbAss Tanker
03-03-2017, 11:18 AM
If the masks won't seal, it's a self-fixing problem.

eismann82
03-03-2017, 11:24 AM
It didn't work on hitler and today they'd be able to stay on disability for the rest of they're lives

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Retread
03-03-2017, 12:21 PM
Just like the H2S devices in the oil patch today. They are designed as demand systems i.e. only flow when taking a breath, they also have a positive pressure valve that causes any leaks around beards or odd facial shapes to only flow out, not in.

This reduces the effective use time as it waste clean air but does save lives.