//Air Power to permit uniformed members to put on turbans, hijabs, beards in new gown code replace, officers say

Air Power to permit uniformed members to put on turbans, hijabs, beards in new gown code replace, officers say

The United States Air Force up to date its official gown code coverage this month, in observance of non secular practices, to permit army personnel to put on turbans or hijabs as part of the uniform.

The Air Power launched an update to the “Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel” code on Feb. 7, now allowing airmen to request a waiver to put on spiritual attire whereas in uniform so long as they’re “neat and conservative.”

SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF ARMY SOLDIER FOUND IN HIS OFF-POST RESIDENCE, OFFICIALS SAY 

The fabric used for headwear should resemble the colour of the assigned uniform. This contains camouflage, and should be worn in a style that presents a “professional and well-groomed appearance.”

Airman 1st Class Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa was granted an historic religious accommodation by the Air Force allowing him to wear a turban, beard, and unshorn hair in keeping with his Sikh faith.

Airman 1st Class Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa was granted an historic spiritual lodging by the Air Power permitting him to put on a turban, beard, and unshorn hair in line with his Sikh religion.
(ACLU)

Along with spiritual attire, members can also request permission to have unshorn beards and unshorn hair. If the size of the beard exceeds 2 inches, it should be “rolled an or tied” to fulfill the brand new requirements.

The code has been up to date to incorporate hijabs, beards, turban or under-turban/patka, unshorn beards, unshorn hair, and indoor/outside head coverings.

The Air Power will have the ability to deny any request if it “furthers a compelling governmental interest.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Particular requests to look at spiritual practices beforehand have been accepted.

In 2018 Workers Sgt. Abdul Rahman Gaitan grew to become the primary Muslim airmen to obtain a beard waiver for spiritual causes, in line with the Air Force Times.

Airman 1st Class Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa grew to become the primary active-duty Sikh to be permitted to put on a turban, beard and lengthy hair the next 12 months.