Military T Shirts
Soldiers serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are often very proud of their job because they contribute to our country’s freedom, peace, and safety. Also, it’s an honor for them to be a part of the world’s most powerful military.
As these forces have a really impressive budget, they have excellent capabilities in both defense and power projection. What’s more, they develop powerful and advanced technologies that make it easier for them to distribute their forces around the world - interestingly, they already have around 800 military bases abroad. Let’s learn some more about the U.S. Armed Forces!
The Structure of the U.S. Armed Forces
The modern United States Armed Forces consist of six forces, namely:
- Marine Corps
- Space Force
- Coast Guard
- Air Force
Each of them has its own crucial tasks and responsibilities. The United States president is their commander in chief, and their administration is divided between two cabinet departments. The main cabinet department for the military is the Department of Defence but the United States Coast Guard is administered by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Beginnings of the U.S. Armed Forces
The first military of the U.S. Armed Forces was the Army - its earliest predecessor being the Continental Army created on 14 June 1775, even before the Declaration of Independence was signed.
A bit later, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Navy on 13 October 1775 and the Continental Marines on 10 November 1775. All of that was done in order to ensure the new nation is well-protected against the British Empire.
When the War of Independence was finished with the Treaty of Paris, those forces were demobilized. However, the present United States Navy (1794) and the United States Marine Corps (1798) were created soon afterwards.
When it comes to the U.S. Coast Guard, its roots trace back to the creation of the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790. After merging with the U.S. Life Saving Force in 1915, the Coast Guard emerged.
The U.S Air Forces developed as a separate service from the Army, which was officially confirmed in 1947.
The youngest branch of the U.S. Armed Forces is the Space Force, established as an independent service in 2019. Its origins are associated with the emergence of the Air Force Space Command, functioning since 1982.
Military T Shirts as a Way to Express Your Pride
No matter which part of the American Military you have been a part of, you probably would love to keep expressing your pride in it also during your retirement, when you can no longer be distinguished by the uniform. In our online shop, you will find various kinds of apparel and gear that will help you to achieve that!
The most commonly worn veteran apparel are most likely military T shirts. They can be highly personalized because you can order the one with a design created particularly for the Navy, the Army, or other forces. Also, sometimes you can customize it with a selected rank or insignia. Furthermore, some of them also offer the possibility to add your own text, allowing you to express your patriotism exactly how you like.