Why can’t Marines roll their sleeves?
Marine bases on both the East Coast and West Coast are delaying rolling sleeves up due to unseasonably cold weather. Every year, just after daylight saving time starts, Marines carry out the tradition of rolling the sleeves on their camouflage uniforms.
Will the Marines ever allow sleeves?
In general, the rule is no you cannot have a full sleeve tattoo in the Marine Corps. The reason is that the military branch restricts ink two inches above and below the knee. The same is true of the knee which limits full sleeves on the legs.
When did Marines first start rolling sleeves?
Before October 2011, Marines wore their sleeves rolled up — in a very particular way, of course — in the spring and summer months when wearing their desert camouflage utilities in non-combat areas, and kept their sleeves rolled down in the winter while wearing the woodland camouflage uniform.
Can Soldiers roll up their sleeves?
WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Effective immediately, commanders may authorize Soldiers to roll up the sleeves on Army combat uniforms, according to a memorandum signed by Lt. Gen. The sleeves will be rolled above the elbow, right-side out with the camouflage pattern showing.
Can you roll up OCP sleeves?
In 2016, the U.S. Army issued a memorandum authorizing soldiers to roll their sleeves while wearing the OCP Uniform. However, the camouflage pattern must remain exposed and troops are not allowed to roll their sleeves higher than three inches above their elbow.
Can Soldiers cuff their sleeves?
Sleeves of the Army aircrew combat uniform, or A2CU, will not be rolled under any circumstances, the guidance states. During field training or when deployed, commanders may authorize Soldiers to cuff their ACU sleeves one or two times, either inside or out.
Why do guys roll up their T shirt sleeves?
Rolling one’s sleeves is not just a sign of work activity; it may be an on-purpose style statement. Some men roll their sleeves to protect good clothing from damage (especially when doing dirty work). Some do it to be cooler in warm weather. Others feel less constricted.