US AirForce to allow uniformed members wear turbans, hijabs, beards for religious purposes

US Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards for religious purposes

The United States Airforce has announced a new set of dress code rules to allow uniformed military personnel to wear turbans or hijabs.

As a part of the United States Airforce military clothing policy, military uniform will now allow military personnels to wear turbans or hijabs.

According to the new revised dress code policy, the “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel” code, now permits airmen to request a waiver to wear religious apparel while in uniform as long as they are “neat and conservative.”

Although, the material used for the headwear must resemble the color of the assigned uniform and includes camouflage. It must be worn in a fashion that presents a “professional and well-groomed appearance.”

Members can also can request permission to have unshorn beards and unshorn hair but if the length of the beard exceeds 2 inches, it must be “rolled an or tied”

US Military Airman 1st Class Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa became the first active-duty Sikh to be permitted to wear a turban, beard and long hair in 2019 after a special request to observe religious practices.

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