Armed Forces News

The Air Force has released guidelines for the treatment of transgender airmen, in compliance with the Defense Department directive issued in June that allows them to serve.  Essentially, the directive calls for equal treatment, bars discrimination, and clarifies eligibility for health care and other benefits. It also states that transgender airmen must meet standards for training and ability to deploy. They also “must adhere to applicable dress and appearance standards” of their gender, with allowances for certain waivers in cases when service members can provide a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.