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A Pensacola Naval Air Station sailor who was told to remove her hijab has requested official permission to wear the head covering while attending the base's Naval Air Technical Training Center.

Lt. Cmdr. Katherine Meadows, spokeswoman for the training center, said the student made the official request after she was told by an instructor to take off her hijab.

Meadows said the student was previously denied a request to wear the hijab during her eight-week basic training at Great Lakes Naval Station in Illinois.


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