Change is coming to the Air Force:

More from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

A Creech Air Force Base technical sergeant who scratched the words “so help me God” from his oath paperwork will be allowed to re-enlist, according to a legal opinion issued Wednesday by the Secretary of Defense General Counsel.

“The resulting opinion concluded that an individual may strike or omit the words ‘So help me God’ from an enlistment or appointment oath if preferred,” Lt. Col. Christoper P. Karns, an Air Force spokesman, wrote in an email.

He said the Air Force will soon update its instructions, but the policy change is effective now.

So far, reaction is mixed: