Friday, October 13, 2017

Happy 242nd Anniversary to the United States Navy

Today October 13th, 2017, is the 242nd anniversary of the formation of the United States Navy.  In 1775, the Continental Congress (via letter by George Washington) founded the first incarnation of the U.S Navy during the Revolutionary War.  Explore the history of the U.S Navy with these incredible facts:
  • The United States Navy is by far the largest and most powerful navy in the world.
  • Former U.S Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W Bush are all Navy veterans.
  • The U.S Navy has alternative terms for many common household items
    • Walls = Bulkheads
    • Toilet = Head
    • Bed = Rack
    • Planes = Birds
  • U.S Navy ships are named after the eldest female descendant of a Navy veteran chosen by suggestions from the public, sailors, and naval history.
  • The USS Enterprise from Star Trek was named after the Navy's first ever nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. 
  • As of 2017, there are 328,186 active duty members in the U.S Navy.
  • Other than being a movie starring Tom Cruise, TOPGUN is real and is also known as the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Program.  The program is credited with saving many lives after its creation during the Vietnam War. 
  • The world famous Blue Angels were created at the end of World War II in order to increase interest in naval aviation.
On this day, Rothco reflects on the Navy's rich history and wants to thank all the of the brave men and women of the past and present who have served in the United States Navy. 

- Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

What Is One Of Rothco's Most Multifaceted Costumes?

Halloween will be here before you know it and if you are still looking for the perfect costume - look no further than Rothco. We have one of the most versatile Halloween costume items you could ever need. Rothco's flight suits come in 9 colors and styles, with sizes running up to 6xl (in select colors). They can be used to create a pilot, a spaceman or astronaut, a prisoner, an apparition fighter, Rosie the Riveter, and even a movie serial killer, just to name a few! Check out some of our costume flight suit ideas below:

Don't forget to take a look through our Military and Law Enforcement Catalog for even more costumes and costume ideas! 

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Monday, October 02, 2017

October #GOTM: Advanced Tactical Adjustable Airsoft Helmet

Here's an in-depth look at our October GOTM, the Advanced Tactical Adjustable Airsoft Helmet

Rothco’s Tactical Airsoft Helmet is made from a lightweight ABS plastic.  Although light, ABS plastic is highly resistant to impact making it the perfect material for airsoft or paintball equipment.

The Adjustable Helmet was created with your comfort in mind.  8 diamond shaped vent holes keep your head cool in the heat of battle.  Integrated military style chinstraps and the rear adjustment dial make sure that the helmet fits properly on your head.  Additionally, the airsoft helmet comes equipped with 5 removable/adjustable EVA foam pads for increased protection.

Possibly the best part of Rothco’s Advanced tactical Adjustable Airsoft Helmet is its ability to be customized to fit your needs.  A front NVG Mount allows you to place not only night vision goggles but accessories like action cameras as well.  These can be further stabilized by utilizing the dual bungee system.  2 multi-position side rails are ideal for lights, optics, and communication systems.  Lastly, the tactical helmet is further customizable with 3 separate loop fields to attach your favorite patches. 
To learn more about Rothco's Advanced Tactical Adjustable Airsoft Helmet visit

- Brian Ciambriello, Digital Marketing Intern

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