"Facial hair could impact a promotion whether or not the promotion board knows of the waiver."
"When I talk with our men in uniform: Is this a need or is this a want?"
The Air Force is letting commanders deviate from grooming and fitness standards in response to COVID-19, though shaving standards will remain in place.
The regulation formalizes a waiver process for future airmen seeking to wear turbans, hijab or beards
It is an indisputable, undeniable truth that veterans absolutely love their post-service beards, and this love makes no exceptions based on rank
It's not just for operators.
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