Thursday, November 7, 2019
“Marines can carry an all-black, plain, standard or collapsible umbrella at their option during inclement weather with the service and dress uniforms,” according to a new All Marine Corps message, the site reported.
Previously, only female Marines were allowed to use umbrellas while in their service or dress uniforms. They are required to carry it in their left hand so they are free to salute with their right.
Marines wearing camouflage combat utility uniforms will still need to brave the rain with no cover.
An umbrella can also double as a vicious escrima or fighting stick if you know how to use it.