Security Forces Defenders Can Wish Visitors a Blessed Day

A complaint was filed early this week regarding Security Forces Defenders at Robins AFB greeting visitors with the phrase “have a blessed day.”  Defenders were briefly instructed to stop using the phrase and replace it with something like “have a nice day.”

The Air Force has now reversed that decision and in an official statement stated “Upon further review and consultation, the Air Force determined use of the phrase ‘have a blessed day’ as a greeting is consistent with Air Force standards and is not in violation of Air Force Instructions.”

There is the possibility that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation may pursue further legal actions against the Air Force.

SrA Adekunle Adeoti, 78th Security Forces, checks an ID at Gate 14 March 19. U. S. Air Force photo by Sue Sapp

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