This remarkable buckle salutes both the gallant president who halted the Cold War and the powerful carrier bearing his name – also affectionately known as the “Gipper.” The crew of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) exemplifies his crusade for liberty by serving true to his motto: “peace through strength.”
In empowering America’s vigilance for freedom, this nuclear supercarrier can shepherd up to 6,000 sailors and 80+ fixed-wing fighter jets and helicopters. She’s armed for lethality with additional anti-surface and anti-submarine capabilities to devastate enemies on the sea and below it, and her two reactors power her with unlimited endurance and range.
The USS Reagan’s maiden voyage in 2006 launched her into battle for liberty in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Since then, she and her crew have projected military might to guard freedom and innocent lives wherever they are threatened.
Minted in antique bronze, the USS Ronald Reagan’s likeness and one of her many fighter jets stand bold in the center of the slide-lock buckle, spotlighted by a brilliantly enameled U.S. flag. Underneath, the ship’s motto, “peace through strength,” completes the buckle’s composition. The military slide-lock buckle attaches easily, with a clasp to secure the fixed end of the webbing and a slide pin to hold the adjustable portion of the belt.
Whether this is worn proudly on a uniform aboard ship or displayed in a shadow box, these buckles make perfect gifts, souvenirs, and awards for service.
This belt buckle measures a 3 inch x 2 inch (75mm x 51mm) rectangle.
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