Facebook Launches U.S. Military Page (and you can Like Patriot Surplus, too!)

US Military Facebook PageFacebook has launched the official U.S. Military Page!

Officially billed as a way to bring together “resources and information to help those in the service, their families, and veterans”, the new U.S. Military Facebook page is all about keeping you connected and informed.

The page, which went live a couple weeks ago, features a few interactive components that are great ways to show your support for the troopes. There’s a Give Thanks component where users can enter in messages of thanks to the troops while reading through some of the other messages left by fans.

Looking for a job? There’s also a Career Resources component built into the page to help veterans find employment through BranchOut and Military.com.

All in all, it’s a great page to add to your favorites if you like to hang out on Facebook. You can like the page: http://www.facebook.com/USMilitary.

Speaking of Facebook, have you become a fan of Patriot Surplus yet? If not, you definitely should. (hint, hint – here’s where you can “like” us: http://www.facebook.com/patriotsurplus)

In addition to up-to-the-minute news from our store, you’ll also get exclusive coupon codes, info on new products, military news, and great discussion. It’s like hanging out at the local bar except cheaper. And with more pictures of boots.

There’s also the occasional smart ass commentary, but hey, it’s all part of the experience, right?

“Like” the Patriot Surplus page today. It’ll be the best thing you do on Facebook (this week, at least).

Small Business Saturday Savings: An Exclusive Patriot Surplus Coupon Code Inside

Small Business Saturday

Small businesses are a big deal to us. After all, we’re one of them.

As you know, small businesses do a lot for the community. They boost the economy, create jobs, and help bring people together. They also offer high quality products that a lot of the big box stores don’t. At Patriot Surplus, we’re proud to be a small business and this year, we’ll be participating in Small Business Saturday.

Held on November 26 this year, Small Business Saturday is a chance for you to take advantage of great deals while shopping small in your community. Take time this weekend to stop into our Carlisle store location or shop online with us. Either way, you’ll be supporting small business.

When you stop into our store or shop with us online on Small Business Saturday, you can take advantage of our already deep discounts on military gear and footwear, but this year, we’re giving you a little something extra.

We’re offering 10% off all boot lines (excluding Altama and Belleville) on Small Business Saturday. It’s a one day only deal – just enter in “smallbizsat” at the checkout to save 10% off your boot purchase (excluding Altama and Belleville). It’s that simple. You’ll be saving and shopping small – two things that make for the best holiday season ever.

So if you’ve been waiting to buy Dad a new pair of Danner boots or a pair of Rocky boots for yourself, now is the time to shop and save. Mark your calendar for November 26 and use our coupon code “smallbizsat” at the checkout to save 10% off all boot lines (except for Altama and Belleville).

Thank you for your business. We hope you’ll join us this weekend as we shop small together.

Want to learn more about Small Business Saturday? Check out the official Small Business Saturday Facebook Page.


Video Reviews of Belleville Flyweights, Rothco Special Forces Assault Packs, and More

We’ve been busy at Patriot Surplus.

In addition to putting together some A-MAZING Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals, we’ve also been busy making video reviews of some of our latest and greatest gear.

Check em out on the official Patriot Surplus YouTube Channel!

First up, we’ve got our guy Patrick giving his review of the new Belleville Flyweight Garrison Boot. These boots weigh in at a mere 1.5 pounds and are super comfortable. Don’t just take our word for it. See what Patrick has to say about them!

This month, Patriot Surplus was proud to offer Converse Tactical Boots for the first time, which is a big deal in our book. This line of tactical footwear has a lot of great options in it, but one of the boots stood out: the Converse 8877 Tactical Boot. Patrick did another great job giving us his review of the Converse 8877. Let us know what think!

Finally, we took some time to move on from the boots and into gear. The Rothco Special Forces Assault Pack was a top choice from our selection because it’s durable, hydration pouch compatible, and perfect for gifting during the holidays (hint, hint).

Want to see more of our videos? Subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave a comment. We always love hearing from you.

We’ve Got Converse Boots

Converse Military Boots

Converse Sage Green ABU 8" Side Zip ST Military Boots

As you know, we’re always adding new stuff to our selection, but this month has been particularly exciting. In addition to the Belleville Flyweight (one of the hottest garrison boots ever), we’re proud to announce that Patriot Surplus will now carry Converse Boots!

Converse is a company that has more than a 100 years of experience. Putting its research and development teams to the test, Converse has come up with a fine selection of duty footwear that’s designed to keep you comfortable. After all, this is a company that took into account feedback from real people when it came time to make its selection of tactical and desert boots.

Available in a variety of sizes and styles for both men and women, Converse tactical and military boots feature top shelf construction as well as features to make the wearer’s experience even better. Take for example the Converse “Da Beast” Tactical Military Boot. This bad boy is lighweight, waterproof, and has a removable cushion insole for extra comfort. Plus it has dual density outsole with direct attached PU midsole and “Road Grabber” rubber traction. All around, these are a solid pair of boots.

Converse military boots and Converse tactical boots are also incredibly affordable, making them a great choice for anyone. With desert boots for the military and tactical boots for law enforcement available in the selection, it’s easy to see that Converse is a brand that wants to fit you – no matter what your occupation.

Check out our latest addition, Converse Boots, in our military footwear selection.

Marine Corps Celebrating 236th Birthday

AmericaThe world’s finest are celebrating a big moment today. In fact, it’s so big that it’s been celebrated since 1921 with more than just a few candles.

In that year, the famous 13th Commandant, Gen. John A. Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47, Series 1921. This order summarized the history, tradition, and mission of the Marine Corps in such a way that all Marines are to be read this reminder every year to honor the founding of the Marine Corps. But this day is not just about honoring the Marines. It’s about celebrating.

Back in the 20’s, Marine barracks around the country started staging formal dances in honor of the occasion. Over the years, that Birthday Ball has grown to take on a life of its own, complete with cake-cutting ceremonies and other traditional observances, like the presentation of the first and second pieces of cake to the oldest and youngest Marines present. I mean, c’mon. Marines know how to party.

Looking to celebrate the Marine Corps birthday this year? Here are a few ideas:

  • Send a birthday box or care package to a Marine you know.
  • Encourage students to get in on the occasion by volunteering to speak about the United States Marine Corps at a local school. Organize activities, such as a parade or presentation, to make this day a memorable event for all ages.
  • Wear your favorite Marine Corps t-shirt or hat. It’s a simple gesture, but one that sends a clear message.
  • Throw a birthday party for the Marine Corps at homes. Invite over your fellow veterans and let the party begin. Semper Fidelis, brothers.

How will you be celebrating the Marine Corps birthday this year?

U.S. Marine Sets Bench Press World Record

A United States Marine recently lifted his way into the record books. His nickname? The Beast.

Sgt. David Douglas made history in July when he set a new world record at the U.S. Powerlifting Association Open in the 308-pound class by bench-pressing a staggering 738.5 pounds. The Marine, who weighs in at 272 pounds and is 6 feet tall, is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Barbenders.

When he accomplished the feat, Sgt. Douglas was interviewed by a variety of news media asking what his weight lifting record compared to. His answer: it’s comparable to lifting a small elephant.

“People were really pattingme on the back,” Douglas told a Fox station in San Diego. “And (making) little jokes here and there about, ‘Can you pick up my car if I have a flat tire?’”

Sgt. Douglas started weightlifting professionally back in 2006 while he was stationed in Japan. Today, he’s coached by Sabrina Gibson and works out six times per week around his regular duties as a mechanic for the 2st Maintenance Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group.

Sgt. Douglas also recently competed at the Mr. Olympia Professional Powerlifting Competition in Las Vegas, where his goal was the bench press a staggering 800 pounds. He didn’t quite make his goal, but he got close: 755 pounds. Still, that’s an amazing performance of strength.

As for his next big goal, Sgt. Douglas says he’s looking to just attract more attention to the sport. As he told one interviewer:

“I hope by stuff like this, that they will see powerlifting is a sport, not only in the outside world, but in the Marine Corps as well, and we have Marine Corps athletes that can do the same,” Douglas said. “I would really love to do powerlifting as a career, and I love being a Marine, so if that can go hand-in-hand, as long as I can ride that, I will.”

Pure stud. Sgt. Douglas, we salute you.