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The Surplus Store is Still Here

With thousands of stores and businesses impacted across the country from the Coronavirus, The Surplus Store wanted to take a moment and remind its loyal customers that we are in it together. Even in this time of uncertainty and worry, we wanted to share with you who we are and why we matter โ€“ more importantly, that after this is all over, we will be here. Though many stores have chosen to either temporarily or permanently close their doors, The Surplus Store is currently working on a way to offer curbside pickup of our essential items, an option that will allow us to keep our doors open. We hope to open our doors soon and see all of you again. The Surplus Store Many of our customers know the current faces of The...

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Military Women Veterans Who Made An Impact on US History

Military Women Veterans Who Made an Impact

Itโ€™s another month, and this time, itโ€™s National Womenโ€™s History Month! This title is dedicated to the many brave and strong women in the past who have sought to battle through inequality in society, break down barriers and pave a path for future generations to soar without resistance. To commemorate this month, we want to use this blog to honor some of the military women veterans who served for the US and distinguished themselves and help make a better future for women in the military. While we know many men in the military who had heroic roles during the past wars, there are a number of military women veterans who deserve a spotlight as well. Ann E. Dunwoody [caption id="attachment_50818" align="aligncenter" width="402"] pc: Encylopedia Britannica[/caption]   One of the most decorated military women veterans...

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Six Famous Military Presidents

Six Famous Military Presidents

Military Presidents of the United States As we celebrate Presidentsโ€™ Day this month, we want to commemorate the holiday by discussing several US presidents who either served or has played a key role in the military. Although many of our past leaders have held a military role, we want to discuss the military presidents who have played a more prominent role. We will cover these men, prior to becoming our commander-in-chief, from serving in the American Revolution to the Civil War to World War II. George Washington [caption id="attachment_50826" align="aligncenter" width="551"] pc: mountvernon.org[/caption] The countryโ€™s first president was also a man with one of the longest military careers. He was a part of the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. Commander of the Virginia Regiment and later, the Continental Army, he played...

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The History of Dog Tags in the Military

The History of Dog Tags in the Military

Looking Back at Dog Tags As Memorial Day grows near, it's an opportune time to discuss the history of dog tags in relation to its honorable reminder of our loved ones who passed while serving our country. Military dog tags are a simple, yet crucial piece of identification mainly for identifying fallen or wounded soldiers while serving as a piece of remembrance for loved ones. The term "dog tags" is an informal one; coined by WWII soldiers due to its resemblance to animal registration tags. The history of dog tags is rich and worldwide, as it all started in the days of the Civil War. The Need for ID Tags During the Civil War, soldiers realized that some kind of ID was needed on their bodies when in combat. Some of them improvised...

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Knife History- Survival Knives

Knife History – Survival Knives

The Ultimate Tool for the Outdoors The beaming heat of the sun is here to stay all spring long which means that it is the opportune time to venture outdoors in LA's natural playground. Southern California is lucky to be full of beautiful destinations for camping and hiking with also some exciting wilderness locales to explore. Every avid camper and explorer knows what supplies to gather for their next journey, but one thing that every individual must keep in handy is the survival knife. This type of knife is useful and efficient for countless outdoor tasks and every survival knife has greatly evolved throughout the years. Here's a quick look at the knife history of survival knives. Evolution of the Survival Knife The survival knife history began where it always has been used:...

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