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July 13, 2020

Air Force building more inclusive culture through Dress and Appearance updates

The changes, as outlined in an Air Force Guidance Memorandum dated July 1, 2020, include the removal of subjective language and other rules that may have been creating unintentional or unfair barriers for Air and Space Force uniformed members.

July 8, 2020

Department of Air Force stands up Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The task force is charged with identifying and changing policies, procedures, barriers and other practices that may be unfairly impacting underrepresented Air and Space professionals.

Feb. 1, 2017

Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked in their skin. For approximately 20 years, the Air Force reinforced a policy that prohibited excessive tattoos. Airmen or those interested in pursuing a career in the Air force were not allowed to display a body marking that exceeded 25 percent of an exposed body part. However, as of Feb. 1, 2017, a new policy is in effect in order to expand the eligibility for future Airmen to serve and to also retain those who currently serve.