I don’t know how many of y’all are familiar with the “rules” of the Air Force but one of them involves facial hair – basically, a man can have a mustache if it is well-groomed and doesn’t extend past the lips.
March was a bit different! The Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh threw down a challenge in February and issued an all-in Mustache March.
This tradition is in honor of a great Air Force pilot – Robin Olds. His mustache did not met the regs for the Air Force!!!
Robin Olds was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a “triple ace”, with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general.
Side-note – way back in May of 1996, Robin Olds was the speaker at Chris’ Pilot Training graduation ceremony!!!
So, Chris felt the need to participate!!!
However, he decided that just growing a mustache wasn’t quit enough. He wanted to look more like Robin Olds.
Pretty close, huh?!
Chris’ unit had a contest for the month and guess who won???? Yep – Chris was the winner by a landslide!!! Nice!
All I know is – I’m so glad that March is over and the mustache is GONE!!!!
It was a fun contest for the guys and I think Chris enjoyed participating but I was not at all sad to see the last of the mustache!!!
Mustache – yes or no?