U.S. Marines salute President Donald Trump as he walks with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2019. All Marines wearing their dress or service uniforms are now allowed to use umbrellas, ending a long tradition and bringing the Corps generally in line with other services. They must be carried in the left hand to allow for salutes, according to existing regulations. (ZACHERY PERKINS/U.S. ARMY)
U.S. Marines salute President Donald Trump as he walks with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2019. All Marines wearing their dress or service uniforms are now allowed to use umbrellas, ending a long tradition and bringing the Corps generally in line with other services. They must be carried in the left hand to allow for salutes, according to existing regulations. (ZACHERY PERKINS/U.S. ARMY)

All Marines now allowed to carry umbrellas, ending longtime ban

by Immanuel Johnson
Stars and Stripes

The few and the proud will remain amphibious, but they will no longer be soaking wet in their dress blues on rainy days.

All Marines wearing their dress or service uniforms are now allowed to use umbrellas, ending a long tradition and bringing the Corps generally in line with other services.

“Marines can carry an all-black, plain, standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms,” a message signed by Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger on Thursday said.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.606540

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