I don't shave when I'm on leave. It's nice to not scrape your face off if you don't have to. So for the past few days I've been rocking a goatee again. I'll shave the sides of my face and my neck just to look somewhat groomed, but I leave the rest of my face alone.
The Ragin' Mrs. met me when I was a civilian and had facial hair. She never saw my chin until I re-enlisted and shaved for the first time, some three years after we started dating.
To be honest, I can't wait until I retire and can grow it again. It makes the morning ritual that much easier. I miss having a goatee. Seems odd to want something so simple, but there it is.