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'Green Side' Navy Docs Now Need To Get Haircuts Just Like The Marines They Serve With
Well, it finally happened.
The U.S. Navy has taken away the beloved perk of keeping that long, flowing Navy hair away from its corpsmen and other sailors assigned to Marine Corps units.
The service issued an administrative message on Friday updating its uniform policies, one of which says that "sailors assigned to U.S. Marine Corps units who wear the Marine Corps uniform will abide by Marine Corps grooming standards."
The new rule, effective immediately, makes sailors adhere to the Corps' uniform regulations requiring specific hairstyles, lengths, and shaving guidelines they were previously exempt from. In the past, corpsmen, chaplains, and other Naval medical personnel assigned to the Marines followed their own regs, which allowed a bit more than the Marines "neat and closely trimmed" hair guidelines.
Still, this probably doesn't mean your platoon's doc is going to have to get a high-and-tight haircut, although that's perfectly acceptable. Male sailors serving with Marines will be able to take a seat at the local barbershop and request a "low-reg" haircut that will get them within the standard just fine.
The sergeant major will still be annoyed, however.
The Pentagon has identified the two soldiers were killed in combat in Afghanistan on Wednesday as members of U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sgt. Luis F. DeLeon-Figueroa, 31, and Master Sgt. Jose J. Gonzalez, 35, both died in Faryab Province from wounds sustained from small arms fire, the Pentagon said in a press release. The incident is under investigation.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Thursday of possible Israeli involvement in attacks against Iranian-linked targets in Iraq.
A series of blasts in the past few weeks have hit weapon depots and bases belonging to paramilitary groups in Iraq, many of them backed by Israel's regional foe Iran. The groups blamed the United States and Israel for the blasts on Wednesday.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that will make it easier for permanently disabled veterans to have their student loan debt forgiven.
Physical fitness tests were briefly suspended earlier this week and outdoor cardio testing will be curtailed for the remainder of the summer at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, after an airman died Saturday. She had completed her PT test on Friday.
Navy Secretary Richard Spencer has expanded a review of the Judge Advocate General Corps to include the Marine Corps, a Navy spokesman said on Thursday.
"There is value in applying this review and its subsequent recommendations across the Department of the Navy," Cmdr. Jereal Dorsey told Task & Purpose. "The review's purpose is to confirm the uniformed legal community is structurally and organizationally sound and best supporting the good order and discipline our integrated naval force."