Archive for March, 2010

What Camouflage do Navy Seals Wear?

Camouflage is very important to nearly every branch of the United States Military. However, it is even more important for Navy SEALs who are often called in to carry out “secret missions” when they enter an area during the night and attempt to execute their mission without being seen.

Navy Seals Logo

Navy Seals Logo

All Navy SEALs are made familiar with the various types of camouflage that they have at their disposal during SEALs training. And many Navy SEALs believe that it is camouflage that has saved their lives during some very hostile missions.

So, what camouflage do Navy SEALS actually wear?  In the Vietnam War many Navy SEALs units wore camouflage clothing with tiger stripes. Very often, they also wore civilian blue jeans and rubber-soled high-top canvas sneakers for their patrolling missions.

Currently, Navy SEALS wear desert camouflage clothing if they are fighting in the deserts of the Middle East or woodland or digital camouflage clothing if they are conducting their operations in a forest.

What does the POW/MIA flag stand for?



The POW/MIA flag is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about United States military personnel taken as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA).

The POW/MIA flag was created by the National League of Families and officially recognized by the Congress in conjunction with the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue, “as the symbol of our Nation’s commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in Southeast Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the Nation.”

At Harry’s Army Surplus, we offer a variety of POW/MIA clothing, t-shirts, stickers and patches.

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