They joked about it. We memorialized it. Now who has the last laugh? As of 25 February, 2014, the Commandant has caved to popular pressure and honorable tradition and is bringing back the iconic sleeve rolls. On 9 March, with the Corps-wide changeover to desert cammies (coinciding with daylight savings time), all Marines will roll their sleeves up. Read the official message from the Commandant … Continue reading Rolled Sleeves Are Back!
It has been one year since that fateful day. Butterbars everywhere are able to talk about the Marine Corps “back in my day.” Candidates “these days” don’t stay up for hours at night folding and refolding their sleeves. Tattoos are hidden. “Guns” earned in hundreds of hours in the gym are covered up. Welcome to the sad era of no sleeve rolling. One year ago … Continue reading A Moment of Silence for Sleeve Rolls on the One Year Anniversary of Their Demise