Operation Varsity Hoodie
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***You are purchasing a PRE-ORDER item. The pre-order sale begins on 15 February and closes at midnight EST on 27 February. Expect delivery on/around the week of 13 March. Purchasing other non-preorder items is welcome, but please be aware that any purchase that includes a pre-order item will not be fulfilled until the week of 13 March.***
Designed and produced on behalf of the The Liberty Jump Team, the Operation Varsity Hoodie is inspired by the courage and sacrifice of the Airborne paratroopers who jumped into Germany in what would become the largest single-day airborne operation in history.
Operation Varsity took place on March 24, 1945 and involved over 16,000 paratroopers and glider-borne troops who dropped into enemy territory in order to secure a bridgehead across the Rhine River. The Allies believed the mission could provide a direct link between their forces and the heart of Germany, allowing them to rapidly advance towards Berlin and bring an end to the war.
The operation was carried out by the 17th Airborne Division and the British 6th Airborne Division, with support from the United States Army and Royal Air Force. The paratroopers and glider-borne troops faced heavy resistance from the German defenders, and the fighting was intense. Despite this, the Allies were able to secure the bridgehead and open up a direct link to the heart of Germany. The operation was a significant turning point in the war and helped to bring about the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
CIVVIESUPPLY is a proud parter of Liberty Jump Team, a nonprofit organization committed to "perpetuating and preserving the memory of our US Military Veterans and remembering the sacrifice of those who never returned" from war. The Liberty Jump Team is known around the world for its military-style, static-line parachute jumps out of World War II C-47 aircraft at different public events in the United States, Canada, Belgium, and France.
- Main graphic on the back of the hoodie
- Features the Liberty Jump Team logo on the front chest pocket area and the CIVVIESUPPLY Flags Forward logo on the right sleeve
- Incredibly soft fabric blend feels amazing and maintains its shape
- Custom original CIVVIESUPPLY design — accept no substitutes!
- Locally printed in SC with a hand-applied silkscreen print
- Made with top-shelf inks that will last through hundreds of washings
- Fits true to size with a slightly tailored fit
- Unisex sizing: fits true to size with a slightly tailored fit
- Available in Light Heather Gray
HONOR THE PAST. INSPIRE THE FUTURE.
Franklin and Thomas — the CIVVIESUPPLY* brothers — grew up in Lexington, South Carolina with a profound appreciation for the United States of America. Stories from their grandfathers — both former Army officers — about numerous family members who fought in almost every major conflict inspired the brothers to attend The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina and later join the US Army. Thomas, an Airborne and Ranger-qualified Infantry officer, served on active duty from 2016 to 2022, and now serves in the SC Army National Guard, where Franklin has served as a Public Affairs officer since 2016.
Their love of country and desire to be apart of something greater than themselves led them to launch CIVVIESUPPLY in 2018. They’d encourage you to join the community of CIVVIESUPPLY patriots in their mission of honoring the past to inspire the future.
*CIVVIESUPPLY offers military heritage-inspired gear for American Patriots everywhere. The veteran owned & family operated business is officially licensed with the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Space Force, and a portion of all those sales go back to official DOD programs that support soldiers, sailors, and airmen both at home and abroad. You can find out more about CIVVIESUPPLY and the brothers here.