We salute this Air Force general for his epic post-retirement face armor

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Retired Air Force Gen. Paul Selva and his beard. (U.S. Air Force/Professional Services Council)

It is an indisputable, undeniable truth that veterans absolutely love their post-service beards, and this love makes no exceptions based on rank.


Consider the case of former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva, who retired this past August after 39 years of service in the Air Force with impeccable service-compliant grooming habits.

Air Force Gen. Paul Selva's official Defense Department portrait(DoD photo)

Thirty-nine years is a hell of a long time to go beardless, and apparently Selva wasted no time sprouting a remarkable display of facial hair, according to a photo of the general accepting an award from the Professional Services Council and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce earlier this month.

PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau and Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO Julie Coons presented Gen. Selva with an award at PSC's offices in Arlington on Nov. 13, 2019(Professional Services Council photo)

Genghis Khan famously commented that man's highest joy "is in victory: to conquer one's enemies; to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters."

Khan was a moron; nothing says victory like weaving a mighty mane of manhood from your chin and cheeks. Just ask David Letterman.

A Purple Heart and Silver Star (Atlanta Journal-Constitution photo)

An Army veteran from Columbus claimed he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after a deployment in Afghanistan that earned him a Purple Heart and Silver Star.

As a result, he collected $76,000 in benefits for the mental condition.

He admitted Wednesday, however, that all of that was a lie.

He was not deployed to Afghanistan, never suffered PTSD and never received the two honors, which are among the highest bestowed for military service.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

SAN DIEGO — Days after Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty to a federal felony related to a yearslong campaign finance scandal, he has finally stated explicitly that he will resign from his congressional seat before the end of his term.

"Shortly after the holidays I will resign from Congress," Hunter, R-Calif., in a statement. "It has been an honor to serve the people of California's 50th District, and I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in me over these last 11 years."

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A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak boat crew displays their new 38-foot Special Purpose Craft - Training Boat in Womens Bay Sept. 27, 2011. (Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Charly Hengen)

A collision between a Coast Guard boat and a Navy vessel near Kodiak Island, Alaska on Wednesday landed six coasties and three sailors to the hospital, officials said.

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(U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Jamarius Fortson)

The Navy has identified the two Defense Department civilians who were killed in a shooting Wednesday at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii.

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(U.S. Navy photo)

A shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida has left four people dead, including the gunman, law enforcement officials said at a Friday news conference.

The shooter and two victims were killed at the base and another victim died after being taken to the hospital, said Chip Simmons, deputy chief of the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.

Another seven people remain hospitalized, including two sheriff's deputies who engaged the gunman, Simmons said at Friday's news conference. One was hit in the arm and the other was shot in the knee. Both are expected to recover.

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