Photo by Rachel Larue
Sgt. Seth Walley, Henderson Hall tax center, talks to a reporter about rolling sleeves in Bldg. 29 on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall March 10. When Marines transitioned to their desert cammies for warmer weather, sleeves-up status went into effect for non-combat areas March 9, according to an open letter published by Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos.
The rallying cry of the Marine Corps is "Semper Fi," but on March 9 that might have very well changed, at least temporarily, to "sun’s out, guns out" as Marines in non-combat areas, including those on the Henderson Hall portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, rolled up the sleeves of their desert camouflage utilities for the summer months.
"After being in for both sleeves up and sleeves down the first time around, I’m glad it’s coming back," said Sgt. Seth Walley of the Henderson Hall Tax Center. "I think it’s something that sets us apart and makes us look a little better."
Marine Commandant Gen. James Amos and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Micheal Barrett took to Facebook Feb. 25 to announce that the Corps was bringing back rolled up sleeves for the first time since October 2011, when Amos announced that sleeves should be rolled down throughout the year.
"I can’t tell you how many times we have been asked the persistent question, ‘Commandant, are we ever going to return to SLEEVES UP?’"