USMC sleeve rolling tradition returns
After a two-year break in rolling sleeves, the Commandant of the Marine Corps recently reinstated the tradition. All Marines returned to rolling sleeves, March 9, 2014. However, with sleeves going up some problems may arise with Marines having out-of-regulation tattoos. Marines and men and women enlisting in the Marine Corps are not allowed to get or have tattoos or brands on their neck, head, mouth, hands, fingers or wrists. Tattoos that are sexist, racist, eccentric or offensive or express an association with illegal substances are prohibited. Enlisted Marines with grandfathered sleeve tattoos are not eligible for any Marine Corps commissioning or warrant officer programs. However, they are still eligible for promotion and re-enlistment, but only as an enlisted Marine. Anyone with questions or concerns can speak with their chain of command.
Navy releases new game
The Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office has released a mobile game as part of the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign. “Pier Pressure” was designed to promote responsible drinking among Sailors by incorporating real-life choices in an entertaining work-and-play scenario. The app also enables all Sailors to have important alcohol-related resources at their fingertips 24/7, including a blood alcohol content (BAC) calculator and local taxi search. The app can be downloaded at the Apple iTunes or Google Play stores. To help promote responsible drinking within your command, access materials and resources from Navy Alcohol and Drug Prevention webpage, shortened for you here at http://goo.gl/NNEkug.
New USMC Family Team Building app
Marine Corps Family Team Building (MFTB) across the Marine Corps has multiple ways of getting Marines and their family members the information they need, 24-hours a day, seven days a week. One of the many tools MFTB uses to provide updates to base personnel is eMarine. eMarine Mobile was created to give family members and Marines the chance to see what is going on in their unit and give them contact information if they have any questions. For more information on a unit’s eMarine page or to gain access, contact your unit’s FRO or visit the eMarine website at www.eMarine.org.
Easy online resume tool for spouses
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program, Toyota, and Blue Star Families today introduced Career Spark, www.mycareerspark.org, a first-of-its-kind online tool that gives military spouses the resume they need to start and maintain a meaningful career. Career Spark walks military spouses through developing a resume based on their unique skills. Once completed, spouses have the option to make their resumes searchable to thousands of employers nationwide looking for qualified veteran and military spouse candidates.
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