Air Force issues new guidelines for beards, turbans and hijabs

The U. S. Air Force has published new guidance for religious accommodations that allow airmen to wear beards, turbans and hijabs. U.S. AIR FORCE
The U. S. Air Force has published new guidance for religious accommodations that allow airmen to wear beards, turbans and hijabs. U.S. AIR FORCE

Air Force issues new guidelines for beards, turbans and hijabs

by Chad Garland
Stars and Stripes

Airmen will be allowed to wear up to 2-inch beards under a new Air Force guidance that outlines grooming standards for religious accommodations.

The updated grooming policy, published Friday, also allows members of the Sikh faith to wear turbans and Muslim women to wear hijabs.

Airmen must have religious or medical exemptions to grow beards, the policy says.

The guidance for beards grown under a shaving waiver remains unchanged: Such whiskers must not be trimmed to give a sculpted appearance and cannot exceed a quarter-inch in length, the updated policy states.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/news/1.618346

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