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    No-Salute Zones, Watch Caps, Gym Bags: Air Force Summarizes New Policies Following Raft of Changes

    No-Salute Zones, Watch Caps, Gym Bags: Air Force Summarizes New Policies Following Raft of Changes

    The has republished its dress and personal appearance instruction to account for a wide range of policy and changes made in recent years so airmen can know whether they're following the rules.

    In addition to the updated instruction, the service also released graphics that detail the policies for hair and mustache length, neck tattoos, nail polish color and eyelash extensions.

    “We've reviewed the policy in whole to make certain we are communicating standards clearly, making it an easier tool for commanders, supervisors, airmen and Guardians,” Lt. Gen. Caroline Miller, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, said in a Thursday press release. “Revisions were made over a number of years, but we felt the need to revisit the entire document to remove redundancies [and]out-of-date information and decrease subjectivity.”

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    Some of the past policy changes announced last year that are now codified in the new Air Force instruction include:

    • Authorize installation commanders to designate Child Development Centers as a “no-hat, no-salute zone” in which salutes are not required when either person is carrying children.
    • Allow service members to wear a cold-weather headband in addition to existing cold weather accessories, which include scarves, earmuffs, watch caps and gloves.
    • Grant a total of four badges on the Operational…

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