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 Uniforms

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Guneet Lamba pins a new corporal insignia on the camoflage turban of her husband, Cpl. Simranpeet Lamba. Lamba is one of only three Sikhs serving in the military, and the only enlisted Sikh soldier. Scott Hansen / Joint Base Lewis McChord

    U.S. lawmakers urge inclusion of Sikhs in military

    A bipartisan group of 105 lawmakers urged the Defense Department on Monday to make it easier for practicing Sikh Americans who wear beards and turbans to serve in the military.

    • Mar. 10, 2014
  10. An Air Force rabbi leads an evening service. The Pentagon announced new rules that make it easier for troops to request religious exemptions from uniform rules, grooming standards and other military policies Lance Cheung / Air Force

    Religious exemptions for troops easier to request under new rules

    The Pentagon on Wednesday announced new rules that make it easier for troops to request religious exemptions from uniform rules, grooming standards and other military policies.

    • Jan. 22, 2014
  11. Airmen are no longer required to wear reflective belts with their physical training uniforms, under uniform changes effective Friday. Air Force

    New uniform rules: Reflective belts, light-colored shoes no longer required PT gear

    Reflective belts are no longer required during physical training, and airmen can wear black socks and any color of athletic shoe with the PT uniform, according to uniform changes that went into effect on Friday.

    • Jan. 20, 2014

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