The United States Air Force is authorizing the use of gender-neutral and gender-specific pronouns in email signature boxes.
The Air Force made it clear that allowing for emails to end with he/him, she/her and they/them would be allowed in a memo on December 9.
‘This guidance provides approval for the use of pronouns in electronic signature blocks and expands on written communication by providing official templates posted on e-publishing website available for download,’ the Air Force correspondence states.
‘The use of pronouns (he/him, she/her, or they/them) in an email signature block is authorized but not required,’ the memo added.
The Air Force has not yet responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The United States Air Force is authorizing the use of gender-neutral and gender-specific pronouns in email signature boxes
Secretary of State Tony Blinken at the Adelcrantz Palace in connection with the OSCE meeting of member states’ foreign ministers
The memo announcing the ability for people to use pronouns in Air Force email signatures
The State Department was criticized earlier in 2021 for celebrating International Pronouns Day
People often use pronouns in an effort to allow others to correctly address their gender. It’s most often used by people who identify as gender neutral, don’t wish to identify with a single gender or identify as a gender different from their sex assigned at birth.
The State Department was criticized earlier in 2021 for celebrating International Pronouns Day given the challenges it faces around the world.
‘Today on International Pronouns Day, we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social media profiles,’ the department tweeted.
There have also been other instances of the U.S. Military embracing various ‘woke’ causes recently, including a recruitment ad that features an animated lesbian wedding and an LGBTQ pride parade.
The new ad is part of the Army’s ‘The Calling’ recruitment campaign that tells the stories of five diverse service members.
The ad came just weeks after a CIA recruitment video featuring a recruit described who herself as an ‘intersectional cisgender millennial’ was widely ridiculed online.
Released on May 4, the two-minute recruitment video, centers on Corporal Emma Malonelord and her upbringing as she is raised by two moms. Malonelord is an actual Army corporal; her story is illustrated in the cartoon.
The ad shows an animated Corporal Emma Malonelord (pictured) attending a gay rights parade
The Army’s new recruitment ad chronicling the life of Corporal Emma Malonelord features an animated depiction of a gay rights march (pictured)
The new Army ad shows Corporal Emma Malonelord’s mother’s getting married after one suffered serious injuries following a car accident
The animated recruitment video chronicles Malonelord’s life from her childhood up until she joins the Army as a Patriot Missile operator.
Her animated counterpart watches her two mothers get married after one recovers from a serious car accident that left her paralyzed.
Sen. Ted Cruz said he was standing up for the world’s most ferocious fighting force as he criticized the video.
The Texas senator triggered online fury after questioning the role of what he called an ’emasculated military’ and comparing it with a video that appeared to show a rugged, shaven-headed Russian recruit parachuting into combat.
‘The job of the military is to kill the bad guys. And it is to strike fear in the enemies of America,’ he told Fox News as he defended himself from accusations that he was unloading on serving U.S. troops.
‘People sign up to join the military because they want to keep us safe, they don’t want to sit around a circle, emoting and passing daisies back and forth.’
His comments highlight fears America’s armed forces are being softened by ‘woke’ principles and follows similar criticism of a CIA advert.
Recently, the Air Force – as every military branches – has seen members discharged over President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate.
The Air Force has discharged 27 people for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, making them what officials believe are the first service members to be removed for disobeying the mandate to get the shots.
The Air Force gave its forces until November 2 to get the vaccine, and thousands have either refused or sought an exemption.
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said Monday that these are the first airmen to be administratively discharged for reasons involving the vaccine.
She said all of them were in their first term of enlistment, so they were younger, lower-ranking personnel.
And while the Air Force does not disclose what type of discharge a service member gets, legislation working its way through Congress limits the military to giving troops in vaccine refusal cases an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, pictured, has said the vaccine is critical to maintaining the health of the force and its ability to respond to a national security crisis
The Pentagon earlier this year required the vaccine for all members of the military, including active duty, National Guard and the Reserves. Each of the services set its own deadlines and procedures for the mandate, and the Air Force set the earliest deadline.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the vaccine is critical to maintaining the health of the force and its ability to respond to a national security crisis.
None of the 27 airmen sought any type of exemption, medical, administrative or religious, Stefanek said.
Several officials from the other services said they believe that so far only the Air Force has gotten this far along in the process and discharged people over the vaccine refusal.