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What to Send Deployed Troops for the Holidays

The holidays are here, which means it’s time to start shopping for everyone on your list. If your loved one is deployed overseas this season, anxiety about buying the perfect gift is likely compounded by questions about what items active service members need and if there are restrictions on what you’re allowed to ship. While your loved one will undoubtedly appreciate anything you send, some...

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Exclusive Holiday Bottle Openers From Bullets2Bandages

We started Bullets2Bandages with a mission of providing people with a simple, yet powerful way to say “thank you” to the service members and veterans who have fought for our freedom and safety. In this season of gratitude, we’re excited to announce that we’ve expanded our collection of upcycled military ammunition to include exclusive holiday bottle openers. Whether you’re shopping for an...

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Top Personalized Gifts for Friends and Family

In an era where gift cards are a popular yet generic offering for any special occasion, gifts that take the recipient’s personality and preferences into account are more valuable than ever. Going one step beyond, personalized gifts are an even better way show you’re a thoughtful gift‐giver and not a procrastinator who swings by the grocery store for a gift card on the way to a party or holiday...

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How to Express Appreciation This Veterans Day

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Things to Know When Attending a Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Attending a Marine Corps Birthday Ball is an exciting honor for Marines and their guests, but if this is your first time attending, you’re probably worrying about what to expect. While the event is heavy on tradition, protocol rules are reserved for service members. There are no firm etiquette rules for military spouses and dates other than general politeness and common sense. Still, there are...

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How to Express Appreciation This Veterans Day

Veterans are such a crucial part of America’s history and future that one official day to honor them—November 11—doesn’t seem like enough. As Veterans Day approaches, you might be wondering what you can do to show your appreciation beyond displaying a flag and sending patriotic social media posts. If you want to give back to the veterans in this country who give so much, here are some...

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Awesome Gift Ideas for Any Occasion

Thinking of one perfect gift is hard enough—coming up with perfect gifts for a year’s worth of holidays, birthdays, weddings, and other gift­giving occasions is impossible for most people, especially for those with large families and lots of friends. Fortunately, there are some gifts out there that are widely appealing enough to work for any occasion, whether it’s Christmas, Mother’s Day,...

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Labor Day

For most Americans, Labor Day means the official end of summer—one last chance for a backyard barbecue or trip to the beach before school resumes and fall begins. But the holiday is more than just a day of relaxation. Labor Day was created to honor workers and support unions at the height of the industrial revolution, when working conditions were less than ideal.

 

 

In the late 1800s,...

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Incredible Military Technologies of the Future

Imagine when the catapult was introduced as an amazing new addition to modern warfare—kings and generals of the past must have thought they were seeing the peak of military technology. Of course that wasn’t the case, and although it’s tempting to think the same about the awe­-inspiring tech used in today’s military, there’s always something even more incredible around the corner.

So what will...

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How to Plan the Best Fourth of July BBQ

Each Fourth of July, people gather in neighborhoods across America for the most anticipated barbecue of the summer, full of flags, fireworks, and delicious food.

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