Marines Win Right to Show Off Their Sexy Guns -- Swoon!

Marine Corps Soldiers in UniformGet ready to swoon, all of you Marine spouses out there! Also everyone else that occasionally enjoys gazing upon the eye candy that is our U.S. Marine Corps. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, rolled sleeves are back.

Commandant James Amos has reversed a 2011 ruling banning the practice of Marine Corps soldiers rolling up their shirtsleeves when wearing desert camouflage in noncombat areas. Leading the charge to bring back the rolled sleeves was none other than Amos’ wife Bonnie, the first lady of the Marine Corps, who simply stated, “We miss our husbands’ guns!”


Gen. Amos wrote on the Marines’ official Facebook page:

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?' I've thought a lot about this over the past 2.5 years; I realize that it's important to you. Sleeves up clearly and visually sets us apart.


According to Marine Corps wife and Military Spouse magazine web editor Erin Whitehead, the rumor was that some spouses were so dismayed after the sleeves down order that they would ask their Marines to “roll up those sleeves JUST for their spouse during private time. A kind of 'Devil Dog foreplay' if you will.”

She responded enthusiastically to the announcement of the return of sleeves up in a blog post:

Thank you for making this spouse happy with the news that biceps tightly wrapped in that signature fabric will be making their return soon. Thank you for bringing back a time-honored tradition that has made me, for one night at least, forget all of the frustrations that can sometimes come with being married to one of the few, the proud.  Thank you for listening to your Marines. Thank you. Just. Thank you.

Do you think rolled sleeves adds to the hotness factor of the Marine Corps?

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