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Helpful Ideas For Your Holiday Care Package For Your Deployed Loved One

Helpful Ideas For Your Holiday Care Package For Your Deployed Loved One

Send Your Deployed Service Member a Caring Package The military holiday care package narrative is about deployed service members receiving personal packages in the mail from their loved ones back home. For the brave men and women who will be overseas and deployed during the holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, they will be monumentally grateful for anything that would be sent their way. Figuring out and choosing the contents to send in your holiday care package will be instrumental in helping you feel a lot closer to your loved ones. It'll be tough for deployed military members to be away from their friends and family throughout the holidays, so it's paramount to decide on the things that you can and should mail to military personnel in foreign destinations. Here are...

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To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes...Come Into Our Store!

To Assemble the Perfect Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes…Come Into Our Store!

The Surplus Store last minute DIY Halloween costumes! Come to The Surplus Store for last minute DIY Halloween costumes! We have great costume ideas that you can put together at our store with ease. If you haven't gathered any ideas so far, you can be assured that with our variety of costumes and uniforms, you can have a unique costume in no time. Being the largest surplus store in West Los Angeles, we are here to help you sift through our massive selection of outfits and accessories to help you with last minute DIY Halloween costumes. DIY at The Surplus Store When going about shopping for a Halloween costume, you have three options, buying an outfit at your local costume store, online, or putting your own creation together. If you buy it at...

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Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year's Burning Man

Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year’s Burning Man

The Festival of the Year In the vastness space of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, an momentous occasion happens just once a year that requires extravagant and creative festival wear. The Burning Man Festival gathers thousands upon thousands of artists, enthusiasts, and venturers to erect a momentary metropolis based on the foundation of community, art, self-expression, and creativity. Held from Aug. 28-Sept. 5 this year, spectators at Burning Man will witness creative, experimental art and visuals, buildings, sculptures, performances, and music. It's an event that has established itself as a place that encourages people to be oneself. Before you start your trek to the desert later this month, discover all the festival wear that you can piece together at The Surplus Store and put together the perfect Burning Man outfit...

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Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Festival Essentials  For pop-culture and music enthusiasts, summer only means one thing…the season of music festivals! Music festival season is the time to get-together with old and new friends, splurge on extravagant outfits, and show off your best dance moves! Before any of this can take place however, there are some festival essentials you must have. Preparation before the fun has always been a stressful factor for most people; whether it is finalizing your group of festies (aka besties), situating your stay, buying and correlating matching outfits, or gathering affordable survival kits. Planning a getaway takes time, and planning so let's dive right into the 5 festival essentials you need to makes sure you have an awesome time. So with our guidance and suggestions on what top five essentials you’ll need, we hope...

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The Year-Round Bomber Jacket Trend

The Year-Round Bomber Jacket Trend

A Soaring Trend Every now and then, there seems to be a fashion trend that unexpectedly hits. Its' popularity spreads everywhere without a hint or a whisper, taking a spot in many of our closets. Currently, one of the largest and “coolest” trends around is that of the bomber jacket trend. Yes, military wear has finally gone full mainstream! Those classic aviation jackets have now become a staple in our on-trend, social society. More notably, we’re referring to the MA-1 bomber jackets, which was first developed in the late 1940s. The MA-1s are so in demand today that it's begging us to trace the roots of the bomber jacket and how it soared into popularity. This is also a gender-balanced trend that can be worn on multiple occasions and in any...

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Military Women Veterans Who Made An Impact on US History

Military Women Veterans Who Made An Impact on US History

Honoring the Brave Women from  Military History It’s another new month and this time it’s National Women’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="360"] pc: encylopedia britannica[/caption]   One...

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Six Famous Military Presidents

Six Famous Military Presidents

Military Presidents of the US As we celebrate Presidents’ 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 discuss the military presidents who has 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="700"] pc: mountvernon.org[/caption] The country’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 a key...

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Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Stay Warm With Winter Clothing for the Snow

Let it Snow! January is a big month for people in Southern California to head to the snow! Whether you're looking to stay in California or head elsewhere, you need to make sure you have the right quality gear with you to brave the snow. At Surplus Store, we pride ourselves on being a friendly neighborhood store that has all of the winter clothing for the snow you will ever need.. We know for people who are accustomed to Los Angeles weather, buying the right gear for the snow can be difficult, particularly when the citizens of the Greater Los Angeles Area aren't used to being in those snowy conditions. But don't worry, we've put together a list of reliable, name brand clothes you'll need to stay warm. Wearing the right...

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The Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Will Be Perfect For Your Loved One

The Last-Minute Christmas Gifts That Will Be Perfect For Your Loved One

Something for Everybody The perfect last-minute Christmas gifts can be found just around the corner on Venice blvd. in Southern California. The Surplus Store is a low cost, affordable, family owned and operated, camping and military surplus store that may be the exact place you need when looking for a meaningful gift this year. According to our calendars, that special holiday of giving is near; shoppers are scrambling to pick up the best gifts for their friends and family. We may be busy with work and planning events and trips that could pit us with a limited time to shop for gifts. Many shoppers panic on what to get for their loved ones, if you're one of them, don't worry. We’re a large surplus store in the West LA region with...

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Work Uniforms

Work Uniforms

Get to Work! You've started your new job and you're wondering where you can buy your new work uniforms, but you don't even know where to start. Look no further than The Surplus Store! Located conveniently in West Los Angeles, we've been in business since 1946 and have been selling work uniforms as well as military garments, camping supplies, and survival supplies since we opened our doors. Our friendly staff can easily help you find any kind of work uniform that you need. Range of Work Uniforms Medical uniforms: We carry a range of medical uniforms for hospitals, dental labs, and even doctor's offices. Our high quality medical uniforms and scrubs will make you look clean, professional, and ready for work! Police uniforms: Although we don't sell police shirts we have several brands that...

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