Pentagon Oks Religious Attire, Beards for Wiccans, Muslims and Sikhs Service Members

Pentagon Oks Religious Attire, Beards for Wiccans, Muslims and Sikhs Service Members

BBC NEWS: The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said. Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies. Requests will be evaluated individually and can be denied if they hinder military readiness. Previously, at least three Sikhs had won specific accommodation.

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