- Associated Press - Thursday, August 14, 2014

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Four incoming female Citadel cadets are getting their military haircuts and donating their locks to a good cause.

The cadets who report to the Charleston military college on Saturday are getting haircuts on Thursday along with their recruiter at a Charleston salon.

The college says in a release that all are donating their hair to Locks of Love, which provides wigs for children who lose their hair during cancer treatment.

The media is being invited Thursday. Reporters are not allowed in the Citadel barbershop when freshmen get their haircuts.

Female cadets must have hair three inches long on top and two inches long on the sides when they report. First-year cadets are often called knobs because of their short haircuts.

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