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Military Shopping and Surplus

Information and resources about purchasing military related items such as gifts for military personnel, military hats, uniform items, medals and decorations, survival equipment, field gear, patches, pins, emblems, plaques, and military vehicles.
  1. Bags and Backpacks (8)
  2. Boots and Shoes (4)
  3. Camping and Survival (32)
  4. Coats and Gloves (13)
  5. Gun Accessories (13)
  6. Hats and Caps (8)
  7. Jewelry (3)
  8. Knives (9)
  9. Law Enforcement (10)
  10. Misc Shopping (58)
  11. Optical Devices (6)
  12. Patches Pins and Emblems (5)
  13. Ribbons and Medals (13)
  14. Ropes and Rapelling (0)
  15. Uniforms and Clothing (23)
  16. Vehicles (5)

ASVAB Study Guides
The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the test used by the United States Military to determine eligibility to join, as well as job qualifications. Using a Study Guide to help prepare can increase ASVAB test scores significantly. Here are some of the best guides available.

Top 5 Books About Management and Leadership: Lessons From the Military
From About's Human Resources Guide.

Top 5 More Lessons from Military Management and Leadership
From About's Human Resources Guide.

Base Classifieds
Got a washer/dryer to sell, or looking for a car to buy at the new base you just PCSed to? Try Baseclassifieds.com. BaseClassifieds is FREE for any military member.

Computer Software Wargames
Military software simulations, or wargames, are top sellers in the software game industry. Here is a list of some popular wargames that we find the most entertaining.

Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers
There are several Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers on the market today, ranging from just over $130 to several thousands of dollars. GPS's use military satellite transmissions to help you determine exactly where you are at any given point in time, and come in a wide variety of sizes and offer a large range of functions.

Military Gift Ideas
Whether for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, or other special occasions, it can be pretty hard sometimes to choose that special gift for a military person. Here are a few recommendations for that special military person in your life.

Combat Flight Simulator Top Picks
Some of the best military combat flight simulator software programs on the market.

Top 10 Books About Joining the Military/Basic Training
Joining the military and/or graduating from military basic training is no longer a simple matter. A smart candidate will prepare him/herself not only to see a recruiter, but before leaving for boot camp. In addition to the information you can find right here in our About.com U.S. Military pages, here are the books we recommend.

Top Books About Becoming an Officer
There are several ways to become a commissioned officer in the United States Military, including the academies, ROTC, and OCS/OTS. Here are our top picks for books and guides about the process of becoming a United States Military Commissioned Officer.

Top Films About Military Life
From About's Guide to Classic Films. Some of the best military films ever made.

Commissaries and Exchanges
Part 13 of What the Recruiter Never Told You, the ultimate guide for joining the United States Military. In part 13, all about military commissaries and exchanges, where military members and their dependents do most of their shopping.

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