US Coast Guard Collectibles
The US Coast Guard is one of the branches of the United States Armed Services, and they were founded in 1790. They have many collectibles that can be purchased, such as miniature ships, USCG Challenge Coins, Coast Guard Patches, USGC Pins, Coast Guard Flags, Custom Military Knives, Reflective Belts, and other items.
The United States Coast Guard Challenge Coins
are coins that are created by the US Coast Guard. The coins have a round shape and come in different sizes and different thicknesses, depending on the coin's value. The coins typically have a colorized representation of the USCG shield on one side, which is surrounded by an inscription. On the other side there is usually a depiction of an eagle or seal with the words "USCG" around it. These US Coast Guard Challenge Coins can be obtained in many ways such as: being awarded to members of military service branches; given to friends or family members who support those in military service; purchased through online auctions, stores, coin shows; or donated to organizations like charities and schools where they are distributed among students, staff and faculty members as rewards for good behavior.
US Coast Guard Patch
The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the United States military. They serve to protect the security of the U.S. Coast, ports, and waterways by preventing terrorists and other threats from entering those areas with their services such as port security and search-and-rescue units. The coast guard's patch depicts a shield in front of an eagle which has its wings spread out; it represents two services that were combined into one service in 1915: the Revenue Cutter Service (which was responsible for enforcing customs laws, particularly those on alcohol) and the Life Saving Service (which was responsible for coastal rescue).
US Coast Guard Pins
The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the military that is responsible for protecting the coastlines, ports and waterways of the US. The USCG has an extensive background in maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection and engineering. The USCG pin was first created in 1874 which was a precursor to the current design. The insignia was designed by LCDR William Tarrant USN with approval from then Secretary of War William W. Belknap (1831-1890). It consists of an eagle standing on a shield holding an anchor with 13 stripes below it on top symbolizing thirteen original colonies and 13 stars above it representing the original number of states in 1874 after Alaska became our 49th state. The USCG pin is handed out to members who are officially commissioned or enlisted into service and those who are discharged honorably with at least 3 years served as well as their spouses if they remain married for 5 years after discharge or death.
United States Coast Guard knives are a great custom USCG gift to give to the military unit or commemorative deployment gift. Let us help design your next custom USCG knife!
The United States Coast Guard is a branch of the United States Armed Forces and was established on 4 August 1790. The Coast Guard was originally an organization that monitored the U.S. coast for dangers and aided in the navigation of maritime traffic, but has since been assigned national security duties, undertaken military action in foreign conflicts, and enforced U.S. laws on rivers, lakes, bays, and along coastal areas to enforce fishing regulations or prevent environmental damage to our nation's waterways though they are not usually seen as a branch of the military (though they do fly different flags). With roots back to 1790 with its establishment as one of the first nine federal departments created by Congress (as one letter carrier might take a message from Boston across New England while another might take it upstate along the Hudson Valley or through Pennsylvania), the Coast Guard operates under Title 14 of U.S. Code.
The USCGC Chinook
is the seventh cutter in the Coast Guard's Legend-class of high endurance cutters. The final cutter of her class, Chinook is the fourth vessel to bear the name. The first was an armed ship from 1806-1807 and served during the War of 1812. The second was a schooner commissioned in 1917 and participated in World War I. The third was a patrol boat commissioned in 1946 and spent time during World War II along Alaska's coastline.
In order to improve visibility and safety for personnel in distress, the U.S. Coast Guard uses reflective belts on their uniforms on a voluntary basis. The Coast Guard has been using reflective vests since the late 1880s, but it was not until 1973 when the reflective belt became part of their uniform that they were able to use them more efficiently. We make custom reflective belts!
Coast Guard Dog Tags
are issued to Coast Guard personnel and their families. The dog tag is a constant reminder of the commitment of service that they have made to defend and protect our nation. The front of the tag bears the wearer's full name, Coast Guard serial number, blood type designation, religion declaration, eye color, hair color and height. The back has space for emergency medical information which should include any allergies or medical conditions that might be relevant in an emergency situation such as diabetes or asthma.
US Coast Guard Dog Collar
Some of the toughest jobs in the Coast Guard are handled by canine teams. Canine teams can be used for detection, search and rescue, and patrol missions. The use of dogs in the Coast Guard is not a new practice, it dates back to 1790 when they were used as ship's mascots. Around 1907 they were trained to detect small amounts of explosives or narcotics. Dogs are now trained for a variety of tasks including locating people lost or trapped on land or at sea, searching cargo containers and vessels for illegal contraband such as drugs and bombs, detecting invasive species that could threaten our coastlines such as Asian Carp and Asian shore crabs (sidewalk), locating survivors from disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, among many other duties which require their unique abilities to sniff out danger before humans can see it. The US Coast Guard uses two types of dog collars: Patrol Collar and Search & Rescue Collar . Patrol collar is designed for patrolling work where the handler does not want to put too much pressure on their dog's neck so that it does not inhibit breathing or cause injury due to heavy loads carried by patrol dogs; instead handlers use this type of collar on their patrols so that they have more control.