Observant Sikhs and conservative Muslim women are now able to wear religious head coverings, thanks to a directive issued Tuesday that updates the Army's grooming and appearance regulation. Sikh soldiers also are allowed to maintain their beards, according to the update. Soldiers will still have to submit their requests for brigade-level approval, but the move opens up service to people who otherwise would have had to abandon cherished religious practices to serve. Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, said in a statement. Kaur is co-counsel for Capt.
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Women in the Russian and Soviet military - Wikipedia
Women in the Russian and Soviet military have played many roles in their country's military history. Women served in the Russian armed forces in small numbers in the early stages of the war, but their numbers increased after heavy Russian losses such as at the Battle of Tannenberg and Masurian Lakes and a need for increased manpower. After the abdication of Nicholas II of Russia in March , she convinced interim prime minister Alexander Kerensky to let her form a women's battalion. The Women's Battalion recruited women between the ages of 13 and 25 and appealed for support in a series of public meetings, enlisting approximately 2, soldiers. The Battalion fought during the June Offensive against German forces in