That’s what the Air Force recommends.
So instead of writing home to mom and dad – cadets are supposed to address their letters to parent number one and parent number two?
Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL) told Fox News that “it’s been a tradition in the military to get letters from mom and dad or your boyfriend and girlfriend for as long as there’s been a military.”
“Now we’re instructing every cadet entering the Air Force to not say ‘mom’ and ‘dad,’ to not say ‘boyfriend’ or ‘girlfriend,’ and this kind of drive towards gender neutrality,” he said. “I think the Air Force should be worried about the macro aggressions against America that are happening all over the world.”
Cadets are also being told to stop using words like boyfriend and girlfriend.
Partner is the preferred word.