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Navy updates hairstyles, policies in extensive uniform update
September 1, 2021
The Navy has authorized new hairstyles for men and women in a just-released uniform policy and grooming standards update.

Air Force readdresses women’s hair standard after feedback
June 11, 2021
The Air Force revises Air Force Instruction 36-2903 to address differences in hair density and texture June 25, 2021. When hair is secured behind the head, the hair may extend six inches to the left and to the right and six inches protruding from the point where the hair is gathered. The 12-inch total width must allow for proper wear of headgear. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

Army announces new grooming, appearance standards
January 28, 2021
A female Soldier poses for an example photo with medium-length hair secured into a ponytail to support an upcoming change to Army grooming and appearance standards. Medium-length ponytails are only authorized for wear on the back of the scalp and cannot exceed the head's width or interfere with a Soldier's headgear.

Air Force seeks dress and appearance ideas through new crowdsourcing campaign
September 3, 2020
The Department of the Air Force launched a new crowdsourcing campaign to solicit ideas for dress and appearance improvements on the Air Force Ideation Platform, IdeaScale. Airmen and civilians are invited to submit ideas beginning Sept. 3.

Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19
April 3, 2020
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