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Posted on Mar 26, 2021
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SSgt Engineering
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Excellent news. Tight hair buns SUCK!
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SSG Ait Instructor
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It's been amazing! Less headaches from tight hair, loosened hair a little and using different styles to be professional and much less painful.
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SSgt Engineering
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SSG (Join to see) it should have happened decades ago!
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TSgt Ann Smith
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yup
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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I have heard that the buns or pulled up gives headaches...plus it is difficult to wear caps and combat headgear. I am all for it...makes operational sense. Foreign governments have been doing this for a long time. Don't know if it helps with retention...changing hair styles and breastfeeding changes etc aren't the issues I am hearing about...I am hearing about sexual assault, harassment, just overall treatment of women in the ranks. Until we get that addressed and under some sort of control, hair styles etc won't mean a hill of beans...I don't think I will ever hear someone say "they let me keep my hair long so I am going to reup!" IMHO.
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Same here, I've heard seen and experienced those things I we should not tolerate it. It's truly insane and victims I know genuinely have interest in being/staying in the Army.

However I will say though these aren't the major problems that plague part of the force. I haven't asked others but I have been definitely been far more inclined to want to stay in with these changes. Large part of life is on-duty, feels better to live.
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth - Grooming regulations, breastfeeding, postpartum and sexual assault, harassment are ALL issues that females discuss. It's quite possible to have more than one cause. Those are all issues that needed to be addressed. Grooming regulations are the easiest one to tackle and change than a culture that has allowed sexual assault and harassment. That is going to take years upon years to change - just like how long it took to get these things changed. To get postpartum issues addressed. To get the Army to make a damn breastfeeding policy. So your honest opinion isn't really worth much honestly when those aren't things that really ever affected you.
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Lt Col Scott Shuttleworth
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SFC (Join to see) no they didn't but they affected my airmen!
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TSgt Ann Smith
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SFC (Join to see) - No, it doesn't take long to change bad behavior. The hire ups just need to INFORCE the rules and kick da azz out who beak them. And stop victimizing the victims. TIMES-UP MF!
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SFC Melvin Brandenburg
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I'm not sure this promotes retention or recruitment but it does seem reasonable
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SSG Ait Instructor
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From my personal experience being able to wear posted earrings, having different "relaxed" hair styles and doing up my nails isn't making me want to stay in.

I appreciate the changes, but it's not the reason I'm pushing for the next eight years. My female trainees are loving it, but as we change generations we might see these changes help in a larger scope.
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TSgt Ann Smith
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SSG (Join to see) - the AF has ALWAYS had the privilege to try and look like a girl in that baggy uniform.
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