Air Force to allow uniformed members to wear turbans, hijabs, beards in new dress code update, officials say -

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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."

...The code has been updated to include hijabs, beards, turban or under-turban/patka, unshorn beards, unshorn hair, and indoor/outdoor head coverings.

...In 2018 Staff Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan became the first Muslim airmen to receive a beard waiver for religious reasons, according to the Air Force Times.

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