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#Sikh Airman Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa becomes first allowed to keep beard and turban during #AirForce service while on active duty

The U.S. Air Force has granted a first-of-its-kind religious accommodation to a Sikh airman. Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa will be allowed to keep his traditional beard and long hair and wear a turban during active duty — allowing him to practice his faith. “I’m overjoyed that the Air Force has granted my religious accommodation,” Bajwa said in the Air Force’s press release, obtained by the Air Force Times. “Today, I feel that my country has embraced my Sikh heritage, and I will be forever grateful for this op

Source: Sikh Airman Harpreetinder Singh Bajwa becomes first allowed to keep beard and turban during Air Force service while on active duty – CBS News