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Understanding Army & Navy Goods Terminology

People buy Army and Navy goods both as collectibles and for everyday use. There are more than 1,000 stores in the United States that specialize in military surplus apparel and related gear. Some of the most popular items include backpacks, military issue blankets, combat boots and other footwear and outdoor gear. Collectors also shop in these establishments for Marine Corps equipment and supplies, and items worn or used by members of city and state police forces. When shopping for these products, it will be helpful to know the meaning of the following terms.

  • Surplus – Army or Navy surplus refers to any goods that are resold when no longer needed by the military.
  • Army/Navy Surplus Store – A place to shop for military equipment, supplies and apparel.
  • Camouflage – A special type of military clothing designed to blend in with a soldier’s surroundings.
  • Duffle – A drawstring canvas bag traditionally used by sailors to carry personal articles.
  • Badge – Usually made of cloth, a badge on a military uniform identifies rank, office, or membership in an organization. Some badges are also presented as an award or honor.
  • Medal – An award, often in the form of a cross or a star, given to a member of the military for outstanding service or achievement. Many military medals are prized by collectors.
  • Tent – Unlike the traditional canvas tents used for camping, an army tent can be large enough to hold a dozen or more people. Made from sturdy all-weather canvas, these tents may originally have been used by the military as a command post or aid station.
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    S Px Air Treatment
    325 Zagora Dr, Danville, CA 94506
    (925) 964-9475
    W B & R Surplus
    715 Lander Ave, Turlock, CA 95380
    (209) 634-4956
    General Surplus Supplies
    1010 El Camino Ave Ste Ag, Sacramento, CA 95815
    (916) 925-3235
    Jack's Army Navy Thrift Store
    3853 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538
    (510) 659-0670
    Action Military Surplus
    5800 Auburn Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95841
    (916) 332-5000
    Norca Army Navy
    7512 Auburn Blvd, Citrus Heights, CA 95610
    (916) 729-2003
    Victory Stores
    435 Virginia St, Vallejo, CA 94590
    (707) 642-0467
    Alameda Army Navy Surplus
    2500 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
    (510) 261-5152
    E Px Microwave Inc.
    3048 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
    (408) 727-7127
    Berkeley Surplus
    1640 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
    (510) 524-8434
    Military Artifacts & Collectibles-Mac's
    1601 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703
    (510) 841-2244
    A Px Inc
    224 Airport Pkwy Ste 600, San Jose, CA 95110
    (408) 436-8042
    Tin Soldier The
    222 Vernon St, Roseville, CA 95678
    (916) 786-6604
    Mountain View The
    2045 S Bascom Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 377-1362
    Acme Surplus Store
    5159 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 586-4343

    As a categorical term for products, that of army and navy goods designate items presented as having been originally created for a branch of the military. Customers can purchase surplus supplies of equipment in this form at stores devoted to the consumer category. Many army and navy goods come in the particular form of apparel. Other kinds of goods originally created for the military and later dispersed as surplus materials can also purchased at such establishments. People typically shop at stores of this kind in order to furnish accessories to outdoor activities like backpacking and camping. People looking for such goods might gear their shopping either in accordance to the product's original source or the specific type of product purchased. In addition to such basic categories as the army and navy, such products could also be furnished by specific sources like police departments or the U.S. Marines. As to the latter category, applicable products could include jackets and such various rough weather items of footwear as boots. In keeping with the associations inherent in the army and navy surplus field, such products are commonly decorated with a camouflage visual design. Beyond such items, purveyors might also provide such accessories as blankets, tents, and duffle bags. On a more controversial note, army and navy goods might carry associations with the experience and danger of combat. Medals, patches or badges referring to the wearer's military experiences, for example, might appear in poor taste to others. The purchase of army and navy goods should be both practical and made in good judgment.
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