Armed Forces News

The Air Force is easing certain restrictions for pregnant airmen. No longer will they need medical waivers to serve as remotely piloted aircrew, in missile operations duty, or, in some cases, as fully qualified pilots. As these limitations are being relaxed, the service still will not require pregnant airmen to fly — even when pregnancies are deemed to be normal and without complications. The service is continuing to review occupational hazards in the work environment, to determine which other duties could be subject to easement for pregnant airmen.