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  1. Airmen from the 349th Air Refueling Squadron show off their morale T-shirts and squadron morale patch March 14 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Airman 1st Class Victor J. Caputo/Air Force

    New uniform instruction coming

    The Air Force is reviewing uniform policies to clarify and update changes the service implemented earlier this year.

    • Oct. 8, 2014
  2. U.S. European Command has told the military services in Europe to consider imposing limits on where service members can wear their uniforms off base, a EUCOM spokesman told Military Times on Monday. Air Force

    EUCOM may limit where troops can wear uniforms off base

    Troops stationed in Europe may face new restrictions on where they can wear their uniforms off base.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  3. Air Force enlisted promotions overhaul likened to 'fifth-generation' aircraft

    The chief of Air Force enlisted policy made her case for the long-awaited overhaul to the way airmen are evaluated and promoted, likening the impending changes to a 'fifth-generation' system during the final day of the annual Air Force Association confere

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  4. Consumer Watch: Here's where to turn if you need help buying food

    A recent study by the nonprofit Feeding America concludes that one out of four military households is getting charitable feeding assistance such as groceries from food banks.

    • Sep. 3, 2014
  5. A view of the New Blance 950v2, an American-made shoe the company hopes could be adopted as standard-issue to recruits. New Balance

    New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits

    New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes.

    • Aug. 31, 2014
  6. Master Sgt. Benjamin Owens models the Army Combat Uniform using the new Operational Camouflage Pattern. Army

    New combat uniform pattern coming as early as April

    The Army plans to field its new combat uniform camouflage pattern as early as April, and deployed airmen will wear it when stationed with Army units in Afghanistan and Africa.

    • Aug. 30, 2014
  7. Former commander in chief President George W. Bush may have accepted the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' but the DoD Office of General Counsel has issued an edict that current service members and Defense Department employees cannot have ice dumped on them while in uniform  including civilian uniforms. AP

    DoD throws cold water on 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

    The Defense Department has declared war on the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' the Internet phenomenon in which people get doused with ice water to raise money to combat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

    • Aug. 21, 2014
  8. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW/AW) Jessica Sims Photo courtesy HM2 Jessica Sims

    Hagel changes hair policy after controversy

    Dreadlocks, cornrows, twisted braids and other hairstyles popular among African American women will be more accepted across the military after a forcewide review of hairstyle policies prompted several changes, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

    • Aug. 12, 2014
  9. Air Force pilots depart the flight line at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. A trademark dispute raises questions about whether retired or former pilots can wear flight suits when speaking in public. Airman 1st Class Krystal M. Jeffers/Air Force

    Can a trademark restrict who wears flight suits?

    Whether former military pilots can dress like pilots and talk like pilots in public appearances are issues at the heart of a trademark dispute between two rival motivational speaking companies run by former fighter pilots.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  10. The improved physical training uniform will cost less than $100 beginning in October, the lowest price since 2009. Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano/Air Force

    Price drop! New PT gear to cost less than $100

    The new PT warmup uniform is going to cost you less than $100, the lowest price for PT gear since 2009.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  11. Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas meet June 25 in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. Vasily Maximov / AP

    West to Putin: Prove commitment to Ukraine peace

    The Kremlin on Wednesday renounced the right to send troops into Ukraine and voiced support for a peace plan, but the West said Russia must do much more to stop the fighting in eastern Ukraine if it wants to avoid a new, more crippling round of sanctions.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  12. Former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Roy, wearing the MultiCam uniform, visits with airmen from the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing in 2011. The Air Force plans to adopt the Army's new pattern for deployed troops to replace the MultiCam. Tech. Sgt. Brian E. Christiansen/Air Force

    Deployed airmen to wear new Army camo pattern

    While the Army has yet to officially announced its new camouflage patter, the Air Force will make the change to coincide with the Army's plan.

    • Jun. 3, 2014
  13. Defense Secretary Hagel speaks ahead of a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the prime minister's office on , May 16 in Jerusalem. Mandel Ngan/The Associated Press

    Hagel: Accountability needed in VA system

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in an interview broadcast Friday that the focus of an investigation into alleged delayed treatments and deaths in the Veterans Administration's health care system should be to 'fix the problem' rather than fire VA Secret

    • May. 23, 2014
  14.  Army

    House panel seeks to halt controversial Army hair regulations

    Black women aren't the only group who have a problem with the Army's new hairstyle standards House lawmakers don't like them either.

    • May. 7, 2014
  15. This PowerPoint slide shows some of the unauthorized hairstyles for women. Army

    Hagel directs all services to review hairstyle policy

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed all of the services to review their hairstyle policies in response to a letter from the Congressional Black Caucus.

    • Apr. 29, 2014
  16. An airman models the legacy physical training uniform, left, and the modified PT uniform, right. Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano/Air Force

    Improved warmups to become standard issue in October

    The Air Force's announcement in 2009 that improved PT warmups would soon be available was welcome news to airmen who complained about the 'swish' and discomfort of the standard-issue baggy warmups they had been wearing since 2005.

    • Apr. 11, 2014

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