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Gursharan Virk, the first Sikh U.S. Air Force cadet

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u/ChadOfDoom Aug 12 '22

Every Sikh I’ve ever met has been an outstanding human being.

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u/GammaGoose85 Aug 13 '22

Same, there was a Sikh Association in the neighborhood where I use to live during covid and they were doing alot to help the community and people that lost their jobs like making them free food ect. They actually practice the morals their religion teaches and are good ambassadors to their beliefs. Its a shame you do not see that often with other religious people.

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u/S_M_TOO7 Aug 13 '22

Yeah they never discriminate anyone and serve food in gurudwara everyday and you will never be stopped from going even if you go there everyday you just need to follow their basic principles like go in without shoes and cover your head.

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u/himem_66 Aug 13 '22

Same.

They walk their talk.

Honorable, Virtuous, Industrious, Moral, Intelligent and kind.

Some of the best soldiers God ever put on this Earth.

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u/Then-Commission-1807 Aug 13 '22

U in Sydney? Lol

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u/GammaGoose85 Aug 14 '22

I live in the American Midwest actually

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u/mferly Aug 13 '22

Likewise.

My old man traveled the world and worked with Sikh's for many years and to this day he continues to praise them. His words (paraphrased to some degree) "they're kind, intelligent, hard working, and just generally good people all around"

And just look at that genuine smile on his face.

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u/nborders Aug 13 '22

Kinda true. Excellent sense of humor, humility and self-confidence.

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u/malhans Aug 13 '22

To start I mean no hate or disrespect when I ask this, I’m just genuinely curious but what do you mean when you say kinda true to this? They were speaking purely on their own experience so how could it be anything other than true? Again, I promise I’m not trying to come across hostile here

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u/VecchiaModena Aug 13 '22

I miss my Sikh roommate! So nice and considerate, and the man could cook.

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

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u/therealestyeti Aug 13 '22

Oh youuuu

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

Thanks for your comment. It helped me understand the previous one.

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u/Gyvon Aug 13 '22

Tale my upvote and get the fuck out.

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u/ukexpat Aug 13 '22

Could not agree more. I have several Sikh friends and I would trust them with my life and the lives of my family. Awesome, humble people but warriors when required.

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u/HansBlixJr Aug 13 '22

came here to say this. every single one I've met has been awesome.

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u/Spacey42069 Aug 13 '22

then you should visit indias khalistani areas. the sikhs you meet are highly educated individuals.
most Sikhs are excellent human being but they have extremist like any other religion who have a history of gory genocides and still (although rarely) support terrorist acts.

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u/Ok_Ad3986 Aug 13 '22

You should read up more on those, they are lebelled extremists by the “pro-hindu” government but they have never ever, blown up anything, harmed innocents or even the very people that oppress them.

However, when push comes to shove sometimes you have take action and everything that is done is self-defence. Sikhs aren’t ones to backdown especially against oppression. You read up on 1984 and you will understand. Government are the extremists, the Sikhs are freedom fighters and not the Isis/Taliban type. More recently they Sikh farmers and more had a strike for over year against the Indian Government’s farming laws, they did not ask anyone or even give farmers a choice and automatically decided that they can make the change. After over year of protests, where roads were blocked, some suicides and deaths as they remained steadfast the laws have to be overturned as they don’t benefit farmers….the government overturned it’s decision.

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u/Ajsat3801 Aug 13 '22

but they have never ever, blown up anything, harmed innocents or even the very people that oppress them.

They had blown one plane up and almost blew another, killing 331 people including 307 passengers, 22 crew and 2 baggage handlers in Tokyo airport

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_India_Flight_182

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u/Spacey42069 Aug 13 '22

yeah i am not really reading govt pushed agenda here. what happened in 1984 was sad but you cant tell me that khalistani extremist are angels.
even during the farmer protest (which i supported) some sikhs hacked a man to death.
you cant tell me nihangs are peaceful fellows.
a dalit man was impaled alive for disrespecting their guru.

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u/mirinbaus Aug 13 '22

even during the farmer protest (which i supported) some sikhs hacked a man to death.

How many Sikhs were murdered and tortured by the extremist Hindu government during since 1984 and during the farmers protests? Funny how you conveniently skip over that fact.

Has anyone gone to jail for killing the hundreds of Sikhs that were killed during the protests? Nope.

How do you expect nihangs to be peaceful when all they have been experiencing is terrorism by the Indian government since independence? Thousands of innocent Sikh youths have been murdered and tortured by the Indian government over the past few decades. Do you expect nihangs to just sit there smiling while it happens? Do you expect Khalistanis, who were promised a more independent Punjab after independence, but then were lied to back-stabbed to be silent?

Dalit man was impaled for disrespecting the guru? Well what do you expect when goons hired by the Indian government come to desecrate Sikhs. Would you like them to bend over for the Indian government?

What happened in 1984 was sad? That's it? Mobs of Hindus violently gang-raping Sikh women in front of their families and them burning them alive is only sad to you?

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u/desi_miata Aug 15 '22 edited Aug 15 '22

Asking for khalistan and demanding khalistan is a human right known as right to self determination. Your so called democracy that isn't even a democracy is too stupid to understand that and arrests people for liking khalistani Facebook posts.

And about the nihang thing, you do know the guy desecrated the guru of sikhs for no reason, can you tell me that out of ~1000 or so beadbis, how many beadbis/desecrations have sikhs got justice for?

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u/PsychologicalServe15 Aug 13 '22

Yes, I've never met a bad one.

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u/LagBoss Aug 13 '22

Unfortunately every ROTC cadet I've met had been an incredible douche canoe. Maybe the two will cancel out and make a normal person.

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u/RepostFrom4chan Aug 13 '22

The first? Really? We have tons in the canadian cadet program, especially in BC. There's also official uniform guidelines for Sikh service memebers, has been for a very long time. Are Sikh people relatively rare I'm the US?

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 25 '22

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u/sajnt Aug 13 '22

Makes a less interesting headline but also means the post headline is completely false

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u/longhegrindilemna Aug 13 '22

ROTC!

I thought this was the Air Force, where most people are… umm… white.

As another user put way more eloquently:

Years ago I visited the USAF Academy and particularly the famous church building. Huge open area for Catholics, lower level for Protestants, and a dungeon room for Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, etc.

I realize the demographics heavily skew Christian everywhere in the USA, but it was interesting to see how Americans dealt with freedom of religion. Definitely felt like Americans intentionally constructed a caste system in the famous church building.

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

A turbinater here, there is a huge (relatively speaking of course) Sikh population in the US than Canada, (something to do with British colonialism or something). The issue, I believe, is being allowed to wear a turban. I believe being allowed to wear a turban in the military is a recent development.

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/26/us/sikh-marine-turban.html
https://asiasamachar.com/2022/07/25/us-air-force-permits-sikh-cadet-to-serve-with-turban-beard/
https://www.courthousenews.com/sikh-cadets-object-wearing-west-point-tar-bucket/

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u/Gyvon Aug 13 '22

The beard's also an issue. They get in the way of things like gas masks.

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u/Lord_Scribe Aug 13 '22

Our former defence minister (just before our current one in Canada) is Sikh and designed and patented his own gas mask.

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u/anotherNarom Aug 13 '22

Yup.

Which is why you rarely see (at least in the UK) a bearded firefighter. You'll see plenty with a goatee however.

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u/RepostFrom4chan Aug 13 '22

The Sikh religion allows for accommodations for things like this if practical or required for specific situations. It's a very modern approach from what I've seen in the canadian Sikh community. Our local temples had signs up during covid encouraging it's members to shave their beards for mask regulations when required. Like any religion their are members and groups that feel differently of course.

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u/Fun-Dealer6976 Aug 13 '22

Out of curiosity - would Sikhs just avoid positions where a helmet is necessary for safety, or is there some accommodation within the faith to wear one when necessary? I.e. combat pilots, combat soldiers, etc...

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

So, no there is no need to avoid positions, for example lets take the Air force, specifically pilots. Not all turbans are the same, different style of turbans are smaller and the helmets that pilots wear isn't an issue. It is religious accommodation which has been adopted relatively recently.

Also, there are helmets and other ways that are designed to be worn with certain styles of turbans for other sectors, but these havent been mass adopted in all fields, but it is progressing.

EDIT: that being said when i had a turban in my teens, I used to bike to school, but a city bylaw mandating helmets for juveniles meant I could ride my bike. Couldnt find a helmet design that worked/fit over my turban, I believe there are options now.

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u/RepostFrom4chan Aug 13 '22 edited Aug 13 '22

Interesting. Canada has photos of Punjabi-Canadian sikh military members going back all the way to ww1 who are wearing turbans in dress colours of whatever arms of the military they were a part of. Not sure when it was officially adopted into regulations though. What a sad thing for the US to not want to accommodate. Sikh values line up perfectly military service, what a loss not having them be a part of their system.

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u/MRudbilao Aug 13 '22

Indian here, totally not shocked, It's a common joke between Indians that Canada is second Punjab ( the state where most of the Sikh people live here ).

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u/RepostFrom4chan Aug 14 '22

Well aware. I've been to Punjab, it was my most enjoyed time in India. Nothing but good things to say about my interactions with Punjabi people in India or Canada.

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u/MayUrShitsHavAntlers Aug 13 '22

I'm so surprised that America would allow them in because of the turban and hair. Good on you America.

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u/slinkybastard Aug 13 '22

I’ve actually seen a few on US active duty, so I’m more just suprised this hasent happened way sooner

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u/herberstank Aug 12 '22 Silver Helpful

Sikh and destroy!

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u/Flaky_Explanation Aug 13 '22

Wicked Sikh bro! Could you teach me those moves?

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u/Away_Arugula8260 Aug 13 '22

That was a pretty Sikh pun

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u/Chrome_X_of_Hyrule Aug 16 '22

Well it's actually pronounced like sick so that doesn't work so well

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u/Jae_seok Aug 13 '22

Iowa pride!!

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u/Commercial-Ad-2448 Aug 13 '22

Sikhs are badass. Google Sandeep Dhaliwal, great person.

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u/SignalGain2 Aug 13 '22

He was the HCSO deputy that was executed by some methhead that shoulda just ate the bullet instead.

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u/Commercial-Ad-2448 Aug 13 '22

Yup. He was an incredible bridge for people of different walks of life and law enforcement. The word is worse without him.

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u/PM_ME_UR_MERKIN Aug 13 '22

And a bad ass

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u/VecchiaModena Aug 13 '22

And incredibly handsome.

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u/Patient_Yam4747 Aug 12 '22

I'm happy and amazed they honored his religion enough to let him wear his dastār.

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u/TheKingOfSwing777 Aug 13 '22

It’s the American Dream

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u/RideAndShoot Aug 13 '22

It really is a great pic to show that too, isn’t it? A different culture, represented with their own religious beliefs, happily displayed while serving in the US armed forces. And respected! It’s pretty much the embodiment of what our country was founded on. We have so many problems, and so many good things going for us, it’s nice to see the good parts shine through.

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u/teriyakimilkshake Aug 13 '22

The camo ones are the coolest

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

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u/thislostCanadian Aug 13 '22

Only have to wear kirpan if the individual is baptized (amrit).

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u/[deleted] Aug 12 '22

Most likely

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u/panzergoose1234 Aug 13 '22

Damn wish I got the beard memo

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u/BuckeyeBeast80 Aug 13 '22

Those uniforms are Sikh AF.

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u/MinAlansGlass Aug 13 '22

Look at the pride and joy in those grins.

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u/mofoTom Aug 13 '22

That's sikh!

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u/thxxx1337 Aug 12 '22

Does that make him a heat sikher?

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u/Blueswift82 Aug 13 '22

Glad for this amazing shot, sad that it’s 2022. But keep moving forward team!

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u/wrtbrgboy Aug 13 '22

Go Hawks!

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u/ITCM4 Aug 12 '22

Bane is about to walk out of the tunnel.

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u/Kelimnac Aug 13 '22

Genuine question for any Sikh knowledgeables, say that he wanted to become a pilot, would it be acceptable for him in the eyes of the religion for him to cut his hair into regulation so that he can wear the helmet safely?

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

There are different types of turbans, with different sizes. Helmets are not an issue.

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u/BrownBandit02 Aug 13 '22

Turbaned Sikh here. There’s tons of different types of turbans and the turban he’s wearing here is called a Pagg, and it usually has something called a dastar that’s wrapped around the head beneath the pagg.The dastar is what Sikh Air Force pilots wear when they have to wear a helmet.

Source: Have had quite a few Sikh turbaned relatives in the Indian Air Force from 1960s- present day.

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Username definitely checks out!

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u/BrownBandit02 Aug 13 '22

Hahahaha yes!

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Off topic, I previously had a username like anotherbrowndude (a few years ago), had to delete/close it when I kept getting lots of racist messages. Do you have a similar experience with the word brown in your username? Just wondering

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u/BrownBandit02 Aug 13 '22

Fortunately not. I be careful enough to not engage in conversation with people who I absolutely expect to be a bit off in the head and have a racist mindset or whatever. Im sorry you had to go through that mate. And speaking about usernames, I’m in Canada atm visiting family!

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Thanks for the response, and im glad your experience wasn't like mine. I never subbed or posted on anything political. The most "controversial" or divisive post I made was about a fountain pen lol.

If you are visiting Canada, then most likely you are either in Vancouver-ish area so, it is basically Punjab with cleaner roads and no sugarcane juice stands (miss em so much). I hope you enjoy your trip! (If I am correct that you are in BC/Vancouver for the love of all the gurus, do not let your family take you to grouse mountain, not worth it!)

Thanks~

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u/BrownBandit02 Aug 13 '22

Man it baffles me how stupid people can be on this platform attacking you for your username. People have asked me if I’m brown but that’s more or less it.

Also YES! I spent three weeks in Ontario, a couple days in Quebec, and now this past week in BC.

Too late! Already went to Grouse mountain, honestly it wasn’t THAT bad but yeah it could definitely be better. I also went to to the whistler mountain and it had a lot of leftover snow which was pretty cool to mess around in. The view was incredible. Grouse mountain also overlooked all of Vancouver which was the highlight of that day.

I do love Toronto as a city but BC side is definitely better than Ontario. Quebec sorta beats both of them.

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Well, all that is left is staying for the snow and hopefully you have had some good poutine!

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u/BrownBandit02 Aug 13 '22

Yessir!! I’m leaving Canada today, flying to Cali. Gonna miss this country.

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u/redditman7777 Aug 13 '22

Certainly not acceptable religion-wise. Sikh pilots will not wear the full turban during flying. It's more like a small bandana. That helps to wear the helmet in the Air force. Outside of flying you would be in full uniform with a turban.

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u/maddruid Aug 12 '22

Wow. Air Force Academy has a history of religious intolerance. I wish him well.

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

This, to the best of my admittedly limited understanding, is not the Air Force Academy but rather a ROTC program. ROTC, in general, tends to be more progressive than service academies on nearly all issues.

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u/maddruid Aug 13 '22

Ah. Did not know that. I hear "Air Force cadet" and remember all of the Academy articles I read in the last decade.

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u/kennytucson Aug 13 '22

Years ago I visited the USAF Academy and particularly the famous church building. Huge open area for Catholics, lower level for Protestants, and a dungeon room for Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims, etc.

I realize the demographics are heavily skewed Christian everywhere in the US, but it was interesting to see how they dealt with it. Definitely felt like a caste system in that building.

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u/evemeatay Aug 13 '22

That’s not true ; as long as you’re white and super Christian they are extremely tolerant

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u/thislostCanadian Aug 13 '22

Hahaha, nicely done

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u/AgreeableMycologist2 Aug 13 '22

A bit hypocritical...

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u/maddruid Aug 13 '22

TIL: christofascists abuse the Reddit Care Resources to troll/spam people they disagree with. Classy.

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u/The-Nic Aug 13 '22

Good for him 👏

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u/Kyram289 Aug 13 '22

Others walked so he could fly

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u/yankiigurl Aug 13 '22

Handsome guy

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u/John5247 Aug 13 '22

How he gonna wear his pilot helmet? Or are Sikh not taken into pilot training?

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

different types of turbans with smaller size have no issues with aircraft helmet designs.

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u/John5247 Aug 13 '22

Good, the Sikh I have known are all well worth having in your organisation. It would be a sad loss if they were not allowed to fly.

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Being allowed to fly isnt the problem, it's being "randomly selected" for screening which is the issue lol!

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u/qcfu Aug 12 '22

Sikhs flew for the raf in the second World war.

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u/DayanNight Aug 13 '22

The USAF was established 1947 after WW2

The Air Force is not just pilots. Many US military pilots are navy in fact.

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u/AchingKnumbKnuts Aug 12 '22

Uniform needs a knife!

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u/Pupumonke Aug 13 '22

This is fantastic to see.

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u/normalDA7 Aug 13 '22

Very cool

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u/madscientu Aug 13 '22

Pretty sure sikhs don't have to wear a helmet on motorcycle in uk, wonder if he wouldn't have to wear one in aircraft gonna be a cold ride down in ejector seat brrrrr

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

lol , different types of turbans with smaller size have no issues with aircraft helmet designs.

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u/madscientu Aug 13 '22

Good to know ty for clearing that up, tbh if I was a sikh I'd still be wearing a motorcycle helmet regardless cos no amount of hair be stopping the noggin contacting the tarmac

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

No worries, I had to search the law that you mentioned.

When I was young I would bike to my school, but my city then required those under 18 to wear helmets and since I used to have a turban, that meant I couldn't ride bikes at all.

I absolutely see your point, and cannot disagree with the logic, but at the same time, it is a weirdly complicated issue due to the religious aspect and yeah. Thanks!

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u/Scrungo_Mungo Aug 13 '22

Fuck yea!!! I’m an active duty Air Force veteran (‘08-‘12), this is awesome to see. Rock on brother!!!

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

🫡

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u/MilkofGuthix Aug 13 '22

I once tried the be an Air Force Cadet but the G-Force made me feel sikh

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u/AstralObjective Aug 13 '22

Sad people think he is Muslim. People need to get out more, yes I know it’s a mix. But you know what I mean…

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Apologies, but it isn't sad to be called or thought of as a Muslim. I know what you mean, but I hear that in the negative connotation too often. I know what you mean, sorry!

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u/AstralObjective Aug 14 '22

I agree and you see what I am saying lol. It is sad for them with the unnecessary harassment

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u/plasticenewitch Aug 13 '22

Congratulations!

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u/Prudent-Affect-1447 Aug 13 '22

Namaskar

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Namaskar

Sat Sri Akal

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u/Panx_01 Aug 13 '22

Damn he’s so Sikh

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u/themightyscott Aug 13 '22

Seriously?! What year is this?

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u/Sailorjupiter97 Aug 14 '22

Wait hold on- he’s hot asf

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u/2ndEngineer916 Aug 14 '22

Hell yeah! A shame it took this long very proud looks like a smart man.

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u/Sweet_Message_6803 Aug 14 '22 edited Aug 14 '22

He and I went to the same boarding school. He was one year my junior. Edit: in short, he knows me.

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u/muslak2 Aug 13 '22

Bro that’s Sikh

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u/[deleted] Aug 13 '22

The best reinforcements to ever join the British army alongside the Gurka's.

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u/triggerfish15 Aug 13 '22

The Heat Sikhing Missile

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u/HarveytheHambutt Aug 13 '22

How does he reconcile his ahimsa w this choice?

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

I believe that is a principle in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism. Not in Sikhism.

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u/HarveytheHambutt Aug 13 '22

Apologies, you are correct. i misread my source.

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

No worries, the religions share many concepts/ideals/beliefs!

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u/Professional_Yak2807 Aug 13 '22

I love it when I know my family got smoked by an ethnically diverse military makes it so much better

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u/WeAreAllOnThisBus Aug 13 '22

Knowing your entire family was wiped out by a drone steered by a woman must make the loss all worthwhile.

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u/Professional_Yak2807 Aug 13 '22

This 👏 is 👏 progress

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u/DishRelative5853 Aug 13 '22

The first Sikh Air Force cadet? Cadet?? That's the best they've done in America? Canada had a Sikh in charge of the entire National Defence.

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u/thunderous-bonedawg Aug 13 '22

Lol probably not a competition bud

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u/DishRelative5853 Aug 13 '22

That's what you took from my comment?

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u/anjovis150 Aug 13 '22

It's nice that US can bring together people from all over the world to bomb people from all over the world.

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u/JedPB67 Aug 13 '22

Good for him :)

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u/MN8616 Aug 13 '22

Plus he's in the Color Guard which means he's an outstanding cadet.

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u/Minute_Werewolf3883 Aug 13 '22

That's pretty sikh

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u/Retired_Jarhead55 Aug 13 '22

I love the Sikhs. Lovely people all of them. He's a warrior. Proud that we have begun to become more accepting.

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u/L1m0dr1v3rinthe6 Aug 13 '22

God bless you brother.

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u/Electrical-Revenue-8 Aug 13 '22

Wrestled in HS with a kid who was a Sikh, he was badass and cool as fuck.

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u/thisissamhill Aug 13 '22

And his selection to the Color Guard was for diversity marketing.

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u/Classic-Tumbleweed-1 Aug 13 '22

God I love my home state

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u/sebbbbbz Aug 13 '22

Glad to see some positivity in this world tbh

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u/PassablyIgnorant Aug 13 '22 Silver

More 👏 diverse 👏 war 👏 criminals 👏

I’m joking, because treating this as an achievement is a joke in its own right

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u/SignificanceLong1913 Aug 13 '22

I don’t know why you have downvotes for speaking the truth.

US is basically a rogue nation and cause of almost all major conflicts and unspeakable human rights violations.

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u/yashwa97 Aug 13 '22

How do you wear jet helmet on this turbune?

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u/_AnotherCanadian Aug 13 '22

Different types/sizes of turbans, helmets (from what i know) are not an issue!

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u/glake603 Aug 13 '22

Not all air crews wear helmets, not all airforce personnel are pilots

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u/J03130 Aug 13 '22

Where's his bitching badge for his turban? I saw a Sikh officer who had a cool mini police badge to adorn his.

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u/jizz212 Aug 13 '22

Nice French Iowa flag right there

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u/smolbbyangel Aug 13 '22

this is beautiful, i love it.

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u/Nic4379 Aug 13 '22

First ever - Air Force Cadet or Air Force Color Guard, which is what we see here? Just clarifying, either is cool af. I tried to get into the Navy’s Honor Guard but was 1” too short…. Discriminative!!

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u/Dannysmartful Aug 13 '22

He is handsome

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u/ThePowerOfPoop Aug 13 '22

USAF is down with the Sihkness!

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u/wkabouter Aug 13 '22

Why is this such a big deal?

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u/Awesomevindicator Aug 13 '22

How very modern and progressive of the air force.... /s

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u/buckfrog Aug 13 '22

I think he s out of uniform

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u/Prestigious_Echo7804 Aug 13 '22

He respects our culture (or not)

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u/__negrodamus___ Aug 13 '22

Bearing? Crooked hats?! Gotta give these rookies an inspection. Dress right, dress 🇺🇸👀🫱🏾

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u/PoliticalLava Aug 13 '22

How do cadets have ribbon racks? They don't seem to be priors.and they don't have the national defense ribbon.

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u/Denslayer Aug 13 '22

So if he needs a helmet ? I kid I kid . Congrats

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u/Nerrickk Aug 13 '22

I'm getting old. Homie on the right looks way too young to be in the air force.

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u/sineplussquare Aug 13 '22

In the south no less!

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u/Glockman32 Aug 13 '22

I guess the uniform means nothing now.

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u/WinesOfWrath Aug 13 '22

sikh and you shall find honor

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u/salad2992 Aug 13 '22

THIS is America

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u/joylutz Aug 13 '22

Respect !!!

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u/joom117 Aug 13 '22

Wait the first?!? In the year of our lord 2022?!?There’s definitely racism involved here

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u/WastingMyTime724 Aug 13 '22

Shout out University of Iowa

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u/ResponsibilityHour54 Aug 13 '22

Bro. That’s a Sikh head dress.

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u/imisssammy Aug 13 '22

Sikhs are the nicest people on Earth.