Marines get order: no off-base 'cammi...

Marines get order: no off-base 'cammies' -

There are 30 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 20, 2007, titled Marines get order: no off-base 'cammies' -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The Marine Corps is taking on the role of fashion police. This year, the Marine Corps commandant updated the regulations on what Marines can and cannot wear, on duty and off, in the United States.

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Shreveport, LA

#23 Mar 20, 2010
oops, spell check broken

Guntersville, AL

#24 Mar 20, 2010
Here is the deal, Mariners are held to a higher standard, when a Marine gets out and acts stupid it reflects poorly on the corps. Take the Marine out of uniform and he could be any ordinary dumb ass messing up and not bringing discredit to the corps. If the retards out there would straighten up things would not be ruined for the rest of us. Who cares really though?

Shreveport, LA

#25 Mar 20, 2010
jch wrote:
HORSE HOCKY! Let them show there MARINES!
TO BAD WE HAVE DUMN OFFICERS! is a fantasic site to visit for those who wish to improve their knowledge and become a better Marine and in hopes of becoming a NCO or Officer and not a DUMB one.

Since: Jan 10

Union City, TN

#26 Mar 21, 2010
Marine Wife wrote:
Marines dont have to have the since of pride by wearing their cammies, and anyone who see's a Marine out in town can already spot them out from the rest of the crowd.By the way they walk,talk, and their haircuts. This rule was set back in July if I remember right and my husband has had no problem with it. If they want to go out in town in uniform they wear their charlies.

Since: Jan 10

Union City, TN

#27 Mar 21, 2010
Lets see wrote:
I was in Motor T... was doing all training with 3rd Marines. Went to desert warfare training, mountain warfare training, on ship, trained with the same weapons as the grunts, went on forced marches with the grunts but STILl had to get my other job done so the big green trucks that brought in all the water, beans, bullets and bandaids to keep the grunts moving would run.... and we rolled into Kuwaitt with the back of the truck full of grunts... guess the motor T guys driving the trucks tecnically got into the war before the grunts sitting behind them... I love my grunt brothers and the guys who supported all of us..... Screw you wanna be GRUNT, your probably a reservist anyway.
We may not be the pride of the Marine Corps but, without us, the pride don't ride.

Shreveport, LA

#29 Mar 26, 2010
One-Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>
OOOORRAHH >>>>>>sense
marine girlfriend

Newbury Park, CA

#30 Aug 17, 2010
of all my buddies and my boyfriend none of the marines i know even want to wear their cammies out in the civilian world. they make fun of the army and airforce who do. theres no need to brag about your job. marines are spotted miles away, even when they try to just look like normal people they are still known as marines. this rule is a good one and other branches need to adopt it so that they stop making thier branch look tacky. like the army guy i saw walk in sit down and smoke some hookah with his buddies in uniform, hello is 9pm at night go home and change

i have every branch in my family and every branch in friends so me saying this has been said to them too
Early enlisted

Tehachapi, CA

#31 Jun 15, 2013
Most of my family is in the army and POAG often refers to Piece Of Army Garbage. No disrespect. And I had a question as to if I'm wearing my BDUs am I allowed to fly in them? Other than if I'm switching duty stations.
Got an answer for me? My email is
Oorah and semper fi marines

Yanai, Japan

#32 Jun 15, 2013
grunt wrote:
It seems that every jack ass pogue would like to trash on riflemen for being a grunt, but the fact is, that all pogues are shameful that they could not grow a pair of ball and join the infantry instead they joined to shuffle papers at IPAC or some other pogue ass MOS, grunt are real marines everyone else is just pretending
And the cammies thing, look this is what sets apart form the nasty ass army we dont need to show off they try to but everyone thinks they look like a bunch of jack asses
I always laugh at people with this type of attitude. Yes, your job is so difficult but god forbid someone enlisted into another mos not directly related to combat operations, or joined another branch as a non-combatant. After all I am positive that the other person scored higher on the ASVAB about 4 out of 5 times, that formulates as a simple percentage of 80%(hope I am not confusing the gung-ho, hardcore, super-infantrymen on here).

Yanai, Japan

#33 Jun 15, 2013
A shamed POG wrote:
<quoted text>'re right on the money here "grunt". I am ashamed that I was 1 of 100 in the entire Marine Corps to learn electronics. I am ashamed with the fact that in an MOS with so few Marines, most enlisted men with my background came to be E-9s. I am ashamed that I was able to get out of the Marine Corps, leverage what I learned in electronics, obtain my degree in Electrical Engineering, and put my family in a great financial place. I should have "grown a pair", learned how to be a real Marine, so that those skills could have been used to enable my future for myself and my family. I can't remember how many times I have been walking through the park and have needed the ability to throw hand grenades at the enemy pigeons who have infiltrated our borders. Or that one time, when I needed to repel into a conference room to deliver a set of Engineering documents. Nope...not for me. Instead, I sit in my cubicle, in my 10th floor office, and curse the lack of motivation, dedication, and integrity I never had. To you, sir, I tip my hat.
Oh wait...instead of throwing $hit at each other, how about we recognize the sacrifices we each had to make, regardless of what branch of service we were involved? We could just give thanks to each other and those who are currently bleeding and dying. I know that I have done my part, my service has ran its course. But there are still others who are serving for me...and for
that, I give my love and thanks to them. Regardless whether it's pushing paper, kicking boxes, or pounding dirt.
Well said. It always got on my nerves when people have piss poor attitudes when it came to serving. Everyone had their individual jobs to do to support the mission, but some have the stones to walk around with a chip on their shoulder because "they had it so much harder". Hope they have fun telling bs stories at the local VFW or Amvet for the rest of their lives. LOL!

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