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What can I put on the Uniform Display Case?

Our motto is “You Earned it, You Display it” – so you can decorate your Uniform Display Case any way you choose.

With the way we have designed the Uniform Display Case, it allows you to be as close to regulation as possible, but some items simply look better if placed in a more symmetrical manner.

Our basic guideline is:
If you are retired or ex-service displaying the Uniform Display Case at home you can decorate it any way you choose, whatever LOOKS BEST, if you are active duty and displaying it in your official office or government facility it may be best to stick to the regulations so you don't get critiqued by overzealous onlookers.

We provide the “Collar Display Area” and Display Bar” at the bottom and you can put anything you want in these areas (again whatever LOOKS BEST!).


Display your Nametag, Rank Medals, Patches, Badges, Challenge Coins, Pictures, etc...

Some specific ideas to use for optional display items on your Uniform Display Case:

Military
Military - Collar Display Area
  • Hat Brass from Dress Uniform
  • Branch or Unit Medallion - these look great
  • Main Unit Affiliation Patch
  • Highest Medal received
  • Rank Pins (from shirt or combat uniform)
  • Name Tab (from service or combat uniform)
  • Service Tab (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines - from service or combat uniform)
  • Any Subdued Patches or Pins from service or combat uniform
  • Picture of you, you "in action", or you and your buddies
  • Picture of you at important junctions in your career ( Promotions, V.I.P. Meetings, etc.)
  • Dog Tags
  • Flag Patch from main "theatre of operation", ie: Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq, Afganistan, etc.
  • Any "unofficial" patches or items
  • Anything you want..
Military - Display Bar Area
  • Standard Sized Medallions (up to 4 1/2 inches in diameter)
  • Full Sized Medals (the Display Bar can fit up to 10 Full Sized Medals)
  • *Hint: If you have a lot of medals you can just display the higher ones
  • Mini Medals (the Display Bar can fit up to 20 Mini Medals)
  • *Hint: If you have a lot of medals and want to display them all, Mini Medals is the way to go
  • All of your - Unit Patches, Ship Patches, Detachment, Group Patches, etc.
  • Challenge Coins (the Display Bar can fit up to 20 standard Challenge Coins)
  • Dog Tags
  • Gifts from Foreign Dignitaries
  • Uniform items that you traded with foreign military members
  • Other unofficial awards or gifts you may have received 
  • Unofficial Unit or Group logo's, Patches, Medallions, Stickers, etc.
  • Pictures of you "in action"
  • Pictures of you and your buddies
  • Knives, Bullets, Combat Souvenirs, etc.
  • Anything you want...
  • We had one guy get duplicate Dog Tags from his closest fallen buddies to put on the Display Bar as a memorial
  • The possibilities are endless, use your imagination...
Military - On the Uniform

On the Uniform you can put everything you would put on your actual uniform:
  • Patches, Pins, Medals, Nametag, Lanyards, Rank, Stripes. See our Detailed Instructions Page here
  • You can also get creative regarding what you put on the Uniform if you like, or keep it strictly "regulation"
  • Navy & Coast Guard can put Shirt Shoulder Boards on the Jacket for a unique look, see examples here
  • Marines 
  • 1. Due to the uniform collar design, unfortunately there is no room for a Collar Display Area
  • 2. There are special holes in the collar of the Marines Display Cases to accomodate the screw type posts of the Marines Collar Insignia


Police & Fire - Collar Display Area
  • Main Unit Patch or Medallion
  • Hat Brass
  • Tie Tacks
  • Brass or Pins from uniform shirt
  • Full Size Medals
  • "Years of Service" Commemorative Coin
  • Pictures of you at important junctions in your career ( Promotions, V.I.P. Meetings, etc.)
  • Pictures of you and your buddies
  • Anything you want...
Police & Fire - Display Bar Area
  • Medallion
  • Hat Brass
  • Other Company or Unit Patches (Fire Dept.)
  • Police Patch Collections
  • Badge Collections
  • Full Size Medals
  • Commemorative Coins & Pins
  • Other Uniform or Service Related Items
  • Other Souvenirs
  • Badge Numbers (memorial)
  • Anything you want...
Police & Fire - On the Uniform

On the Uniform you can put everything you would put on your actual uniform:
  • Patches, Pins, Medals, Nametag, Lanyards, Rank, Stripes. See our Detailed Instructions Page here
  • You can also get creative regarding what you put on the Uniform if you like, or keep it strictly "regulation"
  • If your unit has Shirt Shoulder Boards you can put them on the Jacket for a unique look, see examples here
*Note on attaching Police & Fire Badges:
The "Badge Fastener" image on the display is only for example - to attach a real badge there are two ways:
1. Remove tha Badge Clips from the back of the badge and attach the badge using double-stick tape.
2. Place the Uniform Display Insert "face up" on a hard surface and push down hard on the badge to create an indentation in the foam backing, you may need to cut out some of the canvas and foam backing to get the badge to lay flat against the canvas. Then attach the badge using double-stick tape or glue (or it may just stay there on it's own).


Over the course of a career in uniform - you collect many things that may look good on your Uniform Display Case, if it looks good than use it if you like.

Or keep it strictly regulation - it's up to you...

You Earned it, You Display it..

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