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US Marines Now Allowed to Use Umbrellas, Wear Earrings While in Uniform

17:30  08 november  2019
17:30  08 november  2019 Source:   usnews.com

The Marines are now allowed to use umbrellas, putting an end to 200-year-old rule

  The Marines are now allowed to use umbrellas, putting an end to 200-year-old rule All Marines now have the right to bear umbrellas, for the first time in their more than 200-year history. © Provided by Cable News Network, Inc.Prior to the recent updates in uniform regulations, women in the Marines were allowed to use umbrellas, but the men were not. That rule changes now. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Umbrellas were not allowed in part due to their hindrance in saluting.

Until now , only female Marines had been allowed to use umbrellas while wearing the service or dress uniform . The revised umbrella policy is just one of the As with all Prior to the recent updates in uniform regulations, women in the Marines were allowed to use umbrellas , but the men were not.

All Marines now have the right to bear umbrellas , for the first time in their more than 200-year history. Prior to the recent updates in uniform regulations, women in the Marines were allowed to use umbrellas , but the men were The Marines will also now allow women to wear silver stud earrings .

For the first time in its 200-year history, the Marine Corps will allow men to use umbrellas.

Barack Obama in a military uniform: A US Marine holds an umbrella for US President Barack Obama during a brief rain shower as he hold a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan in the Rose Garden.© (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images) A US Marine holds an umbrella for US President Barack Obama during a brief rain shower as he hold a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan in the Rose Garden.

The Marines announced the update to its dress requirements on Thursday, stating they were effective immediately. When used while in uniform, umbrellas must be small, all-black standard or collapsible.

Prior to the change, only female Marines were allowed to use umbrellas to shield themselves from the elements. The use of umbrellas was restricted in part because they would hinder members' ability to salute. The stipulation that allowed women to use the umbrellas was that they only be held in the left hand.

In addition to the allowance of umbrellas, female Marines are now allowed to wear gold or silver earrings while in uniform. The jewelry must be small, polished, yellow gold or silver colored, ball or round stud earrings.

They can be post, screw on or clip earrings, but cannot exceed one-quarter of an inch in diameter and can only be worn when women are dressed in service, blue dress and blue-white dress.

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