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TRICARE expands childbirth, breastfeeding benefits for expecting parents
April 5, 2022
Mom holds sleeping baby

Air Force Women’s Initiative Team champions women’s health care
September 20, 2021
As an outcome of the 101st Air Force uniform board, Air Force women will be able to wear their hair in up to two braids or a single ponytail with bulk not exceeding the width of the head and length not extending below a horizontal line running between the top of each sleeve inseam at the under arm through the shoulder blades. In addition, women’s bangs may now touch their eyebrows, but not cover their eyes. These new changes will be effective upon publication of the new standards in Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Feb. 10, 2021.

59th Medical Wing supports women who are nursing
August 24, 2021
Lactation rooms give breastfeeding mothers access to a clean, private area to feed their babies or a location to pump breastmilk during the workday.

BAMC installs additional lactation pods for patients, staff members
April 28, 2021
U.S. Air Force Col. Heather Yun, deputy commander for Medical Services, talks about the new lactation pods during an opening ceremony at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, April 10, 2021.

Air Force improves lactation support for nursing mothers
September 17, 2020
A nursing mother assigned to U.S. Space Command uses resources located in the private nursing mother’s room in Building 1, Sept. 11, 2020 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. An Air Force guidance memorandum signed on August 15 2020 details responsibilities and procedural steps to better enable commanders to align the needs of nursing mothers with mission requirements by supporting nursing mothers with a private, secure and clean area within unit facilities. (U.S. Space Force photo by 2nd Lt. Idalí Beltré Acevedo)