The Marine Corps was founded n Nov. 10. 1775. This latest announcement may not be quite as significant, but it is ideed a major event. Although, to be honest…I (and I’m pretty sure most of you) was completely unaware that this was a thing in the first place.
Corps officials have announced that all Marines may now shield themselves from the rain under the latest changes to uniform regulations.
“Marines can carry an all-black, plan, standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms,” according to a new All Marine Corps message, which is expected to be posted by tomorrow evening.
If you’ll note in the picture above, the marine is shielding the President from the rain, but not himself.
Who knew marines could not use an umbrella?
Until now, only female Marines had been allowed to use umbrellas while wearing the service or dress uniform.