ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES AND GET TO WORK, SOL­DIER!

Winnipeg Free Press - Section D - - GPS -

THE prac­tice was banned for years. Then there was a pi­lot pro­gram. The re­sults were stud­ied closely. And this year, the U.S army an­nounced its big de­ci­sion: Rolled sleeves on cam­ou­flage uni­forms are now com­pletely ac­cept­able.

The move would give a stiff-arm to re­cent his­tory, in which the army was the only Pen­tagon ser­vice that did not al­low rolled sleeves, even dur­ing hot sum­mer months.

A ma­jor­ity of sol­diers have greeted the change with cheers, and ser­vice lead­ers ap- pear to be re­cep­tive to that.

“When you can change some­thing that doesn’t break good or­der and dis­ci­pline and that sol­diers like, let’s do it,” Sgt. Ma­jor Daniel Dai­ley said. “We’re the only ser­vice that doesn’t do it, and we used to. So it’s not one of those things that if we do, we can’t sur­vive. Be­cause we’ve done it before and we know it’s not go­ing to hurt any­body.”

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