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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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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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How to Honor our Troops on Memorial Day

For many Americans, Memorial Day is the official kick­off to summer, celebrated with barbecues, a day at the beach, a camping trip, or some other fun use of a three-day weekend. And despite flag-emblazoned ads for sales at department stores and car dealerships, it’s easy for the actual point of the holiday to get sidelined.

At Bullets2Bandages, we encourage celebrating Memorial Day with the...

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Top 7 Military Landmarks in San Diego

Yearlong sunshine, beaches for miles, and more attractions than you can fit in a week’s vacation—it’s no wonder tourists flock to San Diego in droves. In fact, there’s so much to see and do that you can personalize your trip based on your interests. If you’re a current or former member of the military, or simply a military enthusiast, you couldn’t pick a better vacation spot than San Diego,...

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5 Things You Never Knew About Thanksgiving and the Military.

Through peace and war, at snowy home bases and hot desert deployments, with ample food supplies and without, the US military has found a way to celebrate Thanksgiving for over a hundred years. Considering how much planning and effort goes into a holiday meal for the average family, whipping up a feast for a mess hall full of service members would seem to require a miracle. How the military...

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How to Build the Perfect Military Care Package

What do you do when you run out of snacks or soap or lip balm? You run down to the store!

For our troops overseas, it’s not that easy, especially those stationed in remote areas where the nearest corner store is hundreds of miles away.  Sending care packages filled with necessities is a great way to support the troops. And it’s even better when you include treats, entertainment, and...

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7 Crazy Myths About the Military

Everyone loves a juicy conspiracy theory, especially the kind that strikes the perfect balance of ridiculousness and plausibility. The military in particular has been subject to some pretty outlandish myths through the years, many of them persisting no matter how many times they’re debunked. Here are 7 of the craziest we’ve heard, in no particular order of absurdity (although we have to admit,...

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7 Must-Have Gifts for Anyone in the Military

         Searching for a gift for someone in the military can be a little bit tricky. Gifts that are merely cool or stylish may not be the best bet, especially for those heading out on deployment who have to think strategically about what will be of use and what will weigh them down. But gifts that are merely useful do little to inspire. Sure, socks are always good, but they’re not that much...

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A Handle Like No Other - 30mm Round Tap Handle

Beer tap handles come in many shapes, styles, sizes, and colors. Handles are made from unique materials with eye-catching qualities, designed and crafted with as much thought and ingenuity as the beer they link to. Tap handles are works of art that engage a person after just a quick glance.

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Our List of Inspirational Military Quotes

 We've assembled our 10 favorite military quotes -- give them a read and let us know which ones we forgot. 

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New Gift Box Option for our .50 Caliber Bottle Openers

In the ~2 years since we added customized gift boxes as an option for our .50 Caliber Bottle Openers we've sold thousands of them -- customers love being able to add that extra touch of personalization to their orders. However we occasionally receive requests from people who want a box for their .50 Cal Bottle Opener, but don't need to have it customized. After enough of those requests, we...

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Marine Corps Infantry .50 Caliber Bottle Openers Now Available

In keeping with our track record of offering the best USMC gifts on the market, we've now got .50 Cal Bottle Openers available for every infantry battalion in the Marine Corps! These make the perfect gift for Marines in your life -- or grab one for yourself. Read on to learn how to save on these unique Marine Corps gifts. 

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Our (Often Overlooked) 7.62mm Keychain Bottle Opener

Our 7.62mm Keychain Bottle Openers are often overshadowed by their big brothers -- our .50 Caliber Bullet Bottle Openers and our 20mm Bottle Openers. While our 7.62mm Bottle Openers don't sell quite as quickly as their counterparts, we think a bottle opener keychain should still be part of everyone's arsenal. 

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Our .50 Cal Bottle Openers = $6,400 in PROFIT for a USMC squadron

In September 2014 we got an email from a US Marine Corps heavy helicopter squadron based out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, which is located about 10 miles north of us. They were looking for gifts for their upcoming Marine Corps Birthday Ball (if that describes you click here to contact us) and hoped we could help them -- so we produced a custom order of Marine Corps Bottle Openers for...

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5 Fast Facts--Travis Manion and the Travis Manion Foundation


...about Travis Manion and the Foundation that bears his name. However, with nearly 50 of the 9/11 Heroes Runs kicking off this weekend we realized that we've never really talked much about Travis himself or explained why we're proud to be partnered with the Travis Manion Foundation. Before we go any further, we'd like to remind you that you can...

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