Air Force approves 2-inch beards

US Air Force personnel with “religious” preferences that allow for beards, hijabs, turbans and other non-standard exemptions to grooming policy are getting their big break, including a considerable facial hair upgrade. The guidance, which was published last Friday, covers a wide variety of faiths, including the Norse Pagan faith, Islam and Sikhism.  Beards, which were […]

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‘Spacemen’ and ‘space cadets’ are out, Pentagon officials trying to decide what to call Space Force members

WASHINGTON — The newly established Space Force will grow from its one member now to an estimated 15,000 to 16,000 troops in the coming years, Pentagon planners reported this week to Congress, but it remains unclear what Space Force members will be called. Space Force planners are taking the naming of their troops very seriously, […]

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CDC diverts flight with U.S. nationals from China to a USAF base, says they are “preparing for the worst”

A flight carrying government employees evacuated from the U.S. Consulate in the Chinese city of Wuhan amid a coronavirus outbreak will land at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County instead of Ontario International Airport, officials announced Tuesday night. Curt Hagman, chairman of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, said in a video news release that […]

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USAF vet settled antidiscrimination lawsuit with his employer, then bank called cops when he went to deposit the checks

Sauntore Thomas is reeling from a one-two punch. First, the Detroiter sued his employer alleging racial discrimination in a lawsuit that settled confidentially. Then he went to the bank this week to cash his settlement checks, but the Livonia bank refused to cash or deposit his checks. Instead, they called the cops and initiated a […]

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