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Airmen’s holiday gift this year — a more lenient dress code

December 17, 2021

From the Air Force Times website

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick

The Air Force has finalized more than two dozen updates to its rules governing how airmen should dress and act in uniform, from making pantyhose optional to letting men grow their hair out a little longer.

The December 3 update erases some of the minutia that defines military life: dictating where an airman’s hands should be when they walk, whether their workout clothes should be tucked in, and even whether they are allowed to talk on the phone while walking. Officials argue that doing away with requirements that don’t affect airmen’s ability to do their jobs will help the force focus on the work that matters.

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