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conservativewifeymom
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The Air Force released an update to the “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel” code on Feb. 7, now permitting airmen to request a waiver to wear religious apparel while in uniform as long as they are “neat and conservative.”

In addition to religious apparel, members also can request permission to have unshorn beards and unshorn hair. If the length of the beard exceeds 2 inches, it must be “rolled an or tied” to meet the new standards.
The code has been updated to include hijabs, beards, turban or under-turban/patka, unshorn beards, unshorn hair, and indoor/outdoor head coverings.
The Air Force will be able to deny any request if it “furthers a compelling governmental interest.”

Hmmm, pretty soon it will be impossible to figure out what country's military these folks belong to.


Wtodd
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
WOW....and not the good WOW


teke184
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They have a Sikh sense for combat?


Magician2
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Is the Air Force attracting Saudi radicals like the navy?
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upgrayedd
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
As long as this only applies to Sikhs, I'm ok with it. They're good people.


conservativewifeymom
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Sikhs don't wear hijabs.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
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members also can request permission to have unshorn beards


Deuce Midnight must be thrilled at this news.


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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Wonder if they would let me wear a Klingon baldric for religious purposes?



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Wtodd
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
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They have a Sikh sense for combat?





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The CiC needs to clean some house at the AF it seems.


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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Wish I’d thought of that when I was in. “Sorry sir, my beard and uncut hair are part of my religion. Please respect the diversity I bring to the service, it’s our strength.”


teke184
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Considering the general opinion of the Air Force by the other services, I’m not sure how much this hurts them.

No one likes the Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard.


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I can't even...


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Wtodd
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Let me edit a little

quote:

“Sorry sir, my beard and uncut hair are part of my religion. Please respect the diversity I bring to the service, it’s our strength. Gotta light?”


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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
Sikh people have been fighting against Muslims for centuries.


They were one of I think 3 groups classified as a 'warrior-race' by the British.
EDIT: The others were Scottish Highlanders, Maori of New Zealand, Gurkhas of modern day Nepal.

They have a complex history. In short, military service is in their blood and they take it very seriously. Would be a shame to miss out on their contributions to our armed forces
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Ag Zwin
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
It’s the Air Force.

(Or, as my Army boy calls them, The Chair Force.)

McMilitary. Coast Guard, with wings.
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lsufanz
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
So, uniformed members no longer uniform. Makes sense...


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Mickey Goldmill
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never change


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TheHarahanian
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd

I wonder if they’ll be able to wrap turbans on top of flight helmets. I think that would be a good look.


NYNolaguy1
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re: Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code upd
British Army has a long tradition of letting its Indian soldiers keep their beards and turbans.



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