The United States Coast Guard was founded in 1790 and served as both a military and law enforcement branch. During times of peace, the Coast Guard operates lighthouses and works with the Department of Homeland Security to protect our borders. During times of war, the Coast Guard works with the Navy, and its resources are used in military operations. Raymond Loewy created the Racing Stripe to help the Coast Guard help their ships and other vessels easily recognizable. Our Coast Guard Racing Stripe is a great way to show your support for the Coast Guard.