No, I did not freak and pull it out but I figured that chopping off the mane would make it alot easier to deal with for the year that I will be gone. Guys in the Army, much less guys in general, don't get how much work it is to comb out and care for long locks, and if you plan on styling it? Good God, you better have an extra hour to spare in your schedule!  Military side, however, I had so much hair and the regulation bun style hair-do was getting in the way of everything!  Time to go! Plus, I thought it would be a good idea to stock up some heaven points before deployment by donating all 20 inches we chopped of to Locks of Love. Ballsy I know.... but I got pictures! I gotta go back to training tomorrow so HAPPY VETERANS DAY!