The Air Force recently released transgender implementation guidance addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance. The guidance is available online. Also, the Department of Defense (DoD) has created and distributed a commanders' training handbook, medical protocol and guidance for changing a service member's gender in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment System (DEERS). The handbook is available on the DoD website. Airmen seeking further information re encouraged to utilize their chain of command.
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