The U.S. Air Force is giving commanders latitude to make the call on service members' grooming standards.
Air Force Uniforms
Airmen will be allowed to wear up to 2-inch beards under a new guidance that outlines standards for religious accommodations.
Female Security Forces airmen will soon see new updates to the bulky uniforms they wear while guarding bases worldwide.
The phase-in of the Air Force OCP uniform continues.
F-22 Raptor pilots in Hawaii are some of the first to try out the Air Force's new integrated aircrew ensemble flight suit.
The Air Force will relocate unit patches on its Operational Camouflage Uniform from the left sleeve to the right.
The U.S. Air Force is exploring the possibility of creating two-piece flight suits for all pilots and aircrew.
Airmen describe frustrations with trying to purchase the OCP uniform at military clothing stores and being refused.
The service said patches normally worn day-to-day are authorized until the new mandatory brown subdued patches are available.
Unit patches for the new Operational Camouflage Uniform will be limited to just four colors, Air Force officials said.