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    "Unwritten" Rules

    A discussion in the Dumb Air Force Rules thread spurred me to start this one. It's for listing the unwritten rules that everyone is expected to abide by, but some people don't know.

    I'll start off with "Although it's an optional uniform for enlisted, SNCOs will wear mess dress, not the semi-formal uniform."
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    Re: "Unwritten" Rules

    Males can't part hair in the middle if they want to be a First Sergeant. I was told this was an unwritten rule when I was being pre-screened for the job by the Wing CCM and he asked me if I planned on continuing to do it. I told him never mind and left his office. I retrained into Intel instead.

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    The 'high and tight' military haircut if you want to look 'military'......
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    Enlisted wearing all ribbons and devices, and officers wearing only the name tag.
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    How about the moustache rules?
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    Officers will not carry or use umbrellas, nor wear mustaches by tradition. In the past when official photos were required, maverick officers would shave them off for the portraits then grow them back.

    Fat female Airmen wear ABUs or blues combo with skirts with blue open sweater in attempts to mask their size.

    Fat male Airmen wear ABUs in attempts to mask their size, and always bytch about having to wear blues because it makes them look fat.

    Officers do not wear ribbons with short sleeve blue shirts, by tradition.

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    Never heard those mustache ones, guess I'm screwed.

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    Re: "Unwritten" Rules

    Here's one:

    Anybody IN a Maintenance Squadron (even those on staff and the Ops Officers who have no chance of getting dirty) will wear ABUs/BDUs on Mondays.

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    Re: "Unwritten" Rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Measure Man View Post
    Here's one:

    Anybody IN a Maintenance Squadron (even those on staff and the Ops Officers who have no chance of getting dirty) will wear ABUs/BDUs on Mondays.
    Dissagree, anyone i have seen in an office since this policy has been out has been in blues. Unless they are inspecting the line for UCI prep or good at making an excuse.
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    I'm surprised nobody has said this one yet - that any 'white space' on an EPR means that person is undeserving of a firewall 5, or the rater isn't trying hard enough to write a bullet.

    Whatever happened to effective communication? Using only the words necessary to get the point across? People bitch and whine about how messed up the system is, yet nobody has the stones to say "Look, write 'em like I sees 'em, even if it means not filling up the entire block in the sentence"

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