Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Pacific Air Forces commander, decided that uniform wear across the command will be at the discretion of the wing and numbered air force commanders, according to a PACAF release. Further, airmen in PACAF headquarters at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, are no longer required to wear blues on Mondays. “The NAFs and other staffs may set the uniform policy for their respective headquarters,” Carlisle told his commanders, according to the Nov. 30 release. He added, “For the PACAF headquarters, blues will not be mandated on Mondays; uniform selection will be commensurate with the expected duty that day, or as directed by the workplace supervisors.” Carlisle made these moves after Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh asked the heads of the major commands on Nov. 29th to decide which uniform their airmen should wear to perform their mission better.
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness revised the Defense Department’s COVID-19 guidelines. The new rules clarify what’s meant by being “up to date” on vaccinations and when personnel must wear masks in vehicles, among other changes.