Air University Airman overcomes barriers to express his faith as a Norse Pagan – Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base

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The Air Force is taking a hard look at updating policies to allow Airmen to serve without sacrificing their individuality, and to make service accessible to everyone, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), age or religion.

The 42nd Air Base Wing’s Freedom to Serve Initiative champions are dedicated to forming plans of action to create equal opportunities for all Airmen across the installation.

One such Airmen is Airman 1st Class Braxton Comer, a student services technician with the Community College of the Air Force.

“I’d rather do what I think is right than live a lie,” said Comer, a practicing Norse Pagan since the age of 20.

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