February 6, 2008:
The U.S. Marine Corps
has long stressed the importance of appearance. A new regulation has decreed
that marines in uniform cannot have any visible electronic equipment (usually
cell phones). This includes cell phones, or any other electronic gadgets,
issued to a marine. Combat uniforms have numerous pockets to store electronic
gadgets in, but many marines have been
seen with cell phones attached to belts. No more.