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The Air Force on Friday announced an expansion of parental leave for fathers, same-sex couples, and adoptive and surrogate parents.
Female airmen who give birth were previously allowed to take 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave, according to a release Friday. Airmen whose spouse gave birth also were previously allowed to take 10 days of non-chargeable leave.
The article goes on to state the following:
Now, the release said, the Air Force will offer three forms of non-chargeable leave: Six weeks of maternity leave, six weeks of primary caregiver leave, and three weeks of secondary caregiver leave.
But caregiver leave is given in addition to convalescent leave, meaning that the total amount of leave birth mothers can take won’t change.
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