In active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard, you were always easily distinguished from the civilians because of your uniform. For this reason, when you’re already retired, you may miss this special feeling. Good news is we have come with a fantastic solution!
In our online store, you will find loads of military apparel and gear that will allow you to express your patriotism and dedication to the armed forces. There are, for instance, loads of U.S. Coast Guard T shirts for you to browse. You can choose your favorite style - some designs are funny, some more serious.
Interestingly, some are also customizable, and allow you to select your rank and insignia. In this way, you can show to the world how your exact contribution to keeping our country peaceful and safe was.
The Variety of the U.S. Coast Guard Apparel and Gear
Apart from U.S. Coast Guard T shirts, we stock many other products for the veterans of this branch. There are blankets, neckties, backpacks, knit beanies, car decals, sweatpants, garden flags - you name it!
On top of what, we also have thought about supportive families and prepared some U.S. Coast Guard T shirts and other pieces of apparel for them as well. By wearing such apparel, they can show how much appreciation they have for the military job of their son, daughter, dad, etc.
And there is a lot to be proud of!
Basic Information on the U.S. Coast Guard
It was established by the U.S. Congress on 4 August 1790 on the initiative of Alexander Hamilton by the name of Revenue-Marine. It is worth noting that it is the oldest continuous seagoing service in our country. The main purpose of the Revenue-Marine service, headed by Alexander Hamilton himself, was to gather customs duties at U.S. seaports.
By the 1860s, the old name was given up and this service started to be called the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service.
On 28 January 1915, under the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service was combined with the U.S. Life-Saving Service, creating the modern U.S. Coast Guard. Moreover, in 1939, the U.S. Lighthouse Service was also added there.
Now, the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the six American armed forces and it has participated in every major conflict that the USA was involved in since 1790.
The Statutory Missions of the U.S. Coast Guard
The U.S. Coast Guard has eleven statutory missions that are stated by law. There are two kinds of them - homeland and non-homeland security missions.
The homeland security missions are:
Maritime law enforcement
Ports, waterways and coastal security (PWCS)
The non-homeland security missions are:
Fisheries law enforcement (living marine resources)
Search and rescue
Marine environmental protection
The International Ice Patrol and other ice operations
Aids to navigation
If you would like to express your pride in contributing to those important missions, you can wear our U.S. Coast Guard T shirts or other pieces of military apparel to let everyone know they are dealing with a veteran.