Friday, August 21, 2015

Congratulations To Rothco's 2015 Scholarship Recipients

Each year, Rothco takes pride in awarding two scholarships to deserving local students, to assist with college tuition and books.  The scholarship – named after Jeff Galloway, a much loved and respected former Rothco employee who did not have the benefit of college, and whose life ended tragically – is intended to allow students who would not otherwise be able to attend college, to fulfill their potential and create a better future for themselves and their families.

This year, Rothco had an unprecedented 8 applicants for our scholarship!  And in true Rothco tradition, we decided to sponsor all 8 students!  Our scholarship recipients will be attending college in the fall, at institutions as close as Suffolk Community College on Long Island, and as far away as Colorado!

Some of the recipients pictured alongside Jeff Galloway - the namesake of the scholarship fund (pictured 1st Row 2 Pic)

It is with great pride in their past successes, and great hope for their future success, that we congratulate:
  • Meliha Bademci (pictured 1st row, 3 pic)
  • Kyra Nyholm-Sage
  • Thomas Lowth (pictured 2nd row,3 pic)
  • Nachela Thornton
  • Jerel Gooting
  • Angelith Usuga (pictured 2nd row, 2 pic)
  • Maleik Pessoa (pictured 1nd row, 1 pic)
  • Kassi Darsoo (pictured 2nd row, 1 pic)

Our scholarship program is one of the most rewarding projects we sponsor here at Rothco. We look forward to following the journeys of each of our scholarship recipients.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tis The Season for Shemaghs

When you think of Shemaghs, you think Rothco. Rothco has one of the largest selections of these tactical scarves out there and this fall we are introducing even more styles and colors to choose from.

Did you know .... 

  • Rothco currently has OVER 50 different Shemaghs to choose from
  • This fall we are we are introducing 9 New Colors 
  • We carry several different patterned shemaghs including Crossed Rifles, Spartan, Gadsden Flag and more! 
With all those styles to choose from, its a good thing a shemagh is such a versatile item

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Rothco's Visit To The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center

As part of our Summer Camp Charity, Rothco recently went to visit one of the camps we helped sponsor this year. The Gerald J. Ryan Outreach Center has a special camp program, which helps underprivileged children go to summer camp. The camp program has been active for over 30 years and helps hundreds of children every year by providing an affordable summer program for them to go to, full of interesting activities designed to keep them off the streets during the summer. Rothco is honored to be a part of such a wonderful charity and had the special privilege of visiting the camp this past July and we wanted to share some of the pictures from our visit. 

If you would like to read more about our summer camp charity program you can read more about it with our past blog post below. 

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Fall Into Flannel This Back To School Season

Fall will be the season of the Flannel Shirt and Rothco is excited to announce several new additions to our popular line of Flannel Shirts. 

  • New Colors - This fall Rothco has added both Orange and Grey plaid flannel shirts in our classic buffalo plaid design 
  • This year we have also expanded our selection by offering a buffalo plaid style flannel shirt for Women in Red
  • And to keep you extra warm all the way through fall & winter; Rothco is introducing a new Fleeced Lined Flannel Shirt
Rothco offers over a dozen flannel shirt options for you to choose from  and is the perfect item for the Back To School Season.

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Happy 225th Birthday to the US Coast Guard

On this day 225 years ago the U.S. Coast Guard was signed into existence by President George Washington. The USCG is one of the country's five armed forces and has a variety of operational goals. These goals include maritime safety, national defense, maritime security, mobility and the protection of natural resources. Praised for their quick responsiveness and adaptability in a broad range of emergencies this decentralized organization holds the motto "Semper Paratus;" meaning "Always Ready."

In honor of today, we've compiled some fun facts you may not have known about the United States Coast Guard.
  • Was formed by the signing of the Tariff Act by George Washington on August 4th 1790.
  • Originally known as the “Revenue Cutter Service,” the United States Coast Guard was given its official name by congress in 1915 when they merged the “Revenue Cutter Service” with the “U.S. Life-Saving Service.”
  • The USCG was the nation’s first armed force on the seas; until the U.S. Navy was established in 1798.
  •  The U.S. Coast Guard has participated in every armed conflict of the United States since 1790.
  • Although the USCG does not have tanks, missiles or other large artillery, they are equipped with a variety of small guns including handguns, rifles and mounted machine guns on cutters, boats and helicopters.
  • Originally part of the Department of Transportation, in March 2003, the USCG was officially transferred to the Department of Homeland security.
As one of the oldest organizations of the federal government it is important to celebrate, support and acknowledge all the hard work the men and women of the United States Coast Guard do for their country.
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