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May 2014

New Rules For Army Designs

In the past few weeks, Café Press has come to an agreement with the civilian agency in charge of enforcing the U.S. Army's trademarks on any and all phrases and insignia "owned" by the Army. The guidelines are extremely narrow and enforced enthusiastically by the folks at Café Press (and Zazzle). We are no longer allowed to create any designs using medals, badges, branch insignia, or unit patches. Period.

All of the designs that we have drawn and uploaded over the past decade will be taken down over the next few months, this is why you will find a few empty categories in our store - it has already begun. We are sorry for the inconvenience this causes our veteran friends and customers and would like nothing better than to be able to fulfill special requests.

We wish you the very best,
Jim & Sheila Broumley
info@militaryvetshop.com

 

January 2014

New units for our Army Vets: 61st Assault Helicopter Company [AHC] and 97th Signal Battalion.
New designs for our US Marine Vets: Always Be Yourself (Unless You Can Be A Marine) and USMC Official Seal.
New for our Vets headed for the gym: Custom Duffel and Gym Bags.
New for your man cave: Custom Lamps

October 2013

New to our store! Custom watches for men and women: http://www.zazzle.com/militaryvetshop/watches. We've just started adding them, so if you don't see the patch you'd like, email us at: info@militaryvetshop.com and let us know.

June 2013

OH-6 (Cayuse / Loach) helicopter – http://www.cafepress.com/milvetshop2/s_oh6
B Troop 3/17 Cav – http://www.cafepress.com/milvetshop2/10096624

May 2013

105mm Howitzer – http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/10170479
Avenger Air Defense AN/TWQ-1 – http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/s_antwq1

April 2013

240th Assault Helicopter Co. – http://www.cafepress.com/milvetshop2/9981197
52nd Combat Aviation Battalion – http://www.cafepress.com/milvetshop2/9935534

March 2013

Protected by a Devil Dog - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9921198
US Marine Corps (Ver 2)- http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9921185
US Marine Corps (Ver 3) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9921048
Once A Marine, Always A Marine - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9920826

February 2013

I Raised A Marine (Devil Dog) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9893957
I Raised A Marine (EGA) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9893825
I Raised An Army Paratrooper - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9894156

January 2013

New Ship! The USS George Washington.

 

December 2012

Read our December newsletter online:

New History! U.S. Army Aviation:

http://www.militaryvetshop.com/History/ArmyAviation.html

 

November 2012

New History! 4th Marine Division | The Fighting Fourth:

http://www.militaryvetshop.com/History/4thMarDiv.html

 

New History! 503d Infantry | The Rock Regiment:

http://www.militaryvetshop.com/History/503rdParachuteInfantry.html

 

October 2012

An Update on the 173rd Airborne BCT

The 173rd Airborne Summary History on MilitaryVetShop.com has been updated to reflect the recent activities of the the 173rd Airborne BCT. These hard-charging Army Airborne soldiers have consistently been front and center in our nation's war on terrorism. Read More »

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New History!

Sept. 14th, 2012

A Summary History of U.S. Navy Destroyers - a brief overview of the history of the US Navy Destroyers, from its humble beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the mighty ships that patrol the world's oceans today. Read more »

 

 

New For July

July 2nd, 2012

Army Aviation Centennial

Did you know that U.S. Army Aviation has been around for over 100 years? I hadn't thought about it until this awesome army.mil site that commemorates 100 year milestones of aviation came up on my radar. The site has a great timeline and slide shows with pictures from different eras of Army Aviation.

I learned a lot from that site. For instance, most all of us know about the Wright Brother's first flight at Kittyhawk, North Carolina on December 17, 1903. But did you know that the first American soldier to give his life in advancing aviation as a military technology was Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge who was killed in a test flight with Orville Wright on September 17, 1908. The Army saw the potential of aviation early on, creating the first aviation section (part of the Signal Corps then) on July 18, 1914, and first used aircraft in operations in Mexico chasing Poncho Villa's forces in 1916.

Military Vet Shop honors Army Aviation with designs that feature branch insignia, crew wings, and aircraft matched with unit patches »

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From The Roving Historian:

Remembering the Cold War - June 13th 2012

For me, one of the frustrating things about getting older is that what seems like ancient history to young people just happened yesterday in my mind. But after finding a couple of videos on YouTube that have to do with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during the Cold War, I counted up the years. It’s been almost 23 years since the fall of the “Iron Curtain,” and going on 24 since I left the "Fulda Gap." It did seem like yesterday, at least until I took a look at these old clips.

I have not written much about my own military service in this blog. I share a portion of it here, just to contribute part of my own "oral history." I served in the 11th ACR, the Blackhorse Regiment, as an aviation officer and scout helicopter pilot from 1985 to 1988. During those Cold War years, the mission of the 11th Armored Cavalry was to patrol approximately 230 miles of the East German border. We linked up with the 2nd Armored Cavalry to our south, and the British Army of the Rhine on the north. The Regiment’s headquarters was based in the town of Fulda, about twenty miles from the border.

Read entire story here »

New Designs:

By special request: 3rd Armored Division with M-48 Patton Tank http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9037708

We're happy to announce our latest design for the submariners, veterans and family of the USS Louisville: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/9007555 - Our first Los Angeles Class Submarine design!

 

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New For June

June 3rd, 2012

Father's Day is Here!

Happy Father's Day to all of our friends out there! This Father's Day, we'd like to take this opportunity to re-run an article written by Jim about his Dad in 2008. It's Fathers and Veterans like Bob Broumley who have made this country great!

From The Roving Historian:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008
For Veterans Day

Bob Broumley in KoreaIt’s Veterans Day and I have strong opinions about it. I hate that to most people it just means that there will be a sale down at the big box store. I come from a family where everyone joined the army. Not because of patriotism or nationalistic fervor. As my dad said, it’s just “what we do.” My service was mostly during the Cold War. My father’s was during Korea. I like the irony that he was in at the start of the Cold War and I was there at the end. I’m much more proud of his service than mine, so I’ve included several photos from his album here for you to see.

Paratroopers of the 187thThe way I look at it, every time a “great man” did something that they teach you about in public school, there was a little guy making it happen, or enduring the consequences depending on the outcome. Please use Veterans Day to do two things. First, take the time to listen to veterans in your family or those you know. Ask them what they did, where they were, and what was it like. Record, write it down, and remember it. There are many programs going on now to record and archive veteran’s oral histories. I have a bias for the U.S. Army Heritage Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Visit their website and participate if you can. There are of course other programs like the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Paratroopers of the 187th AirborneSecond, use this day to think about, and talk with your family, about our military and how we use it. Because we employ it. The people decide how it is used. I will not use this blog to promulgate a political debate. I want to only promote the study, appreciation, and enjoyment of history. But please be aware that you can and must have an opinion on how we use our military to advance our agenda around the world as well as provide for our nation’s security. And know that there are young people out there right now who are the instrument of our policies. Only a precious few choose to join the military these days. We need to use them wisely.

Bob BroumleyTo honor the veterans in my family and those that I’ve known in my life, I’m including the text of a speech I’ll be giving at my local Toastmasters Club tomorrow. I hope you enjoy it. And please, sometime tomorrow go up to a veteran, shake his or her hand, and say, “Thank you for your service.” That honor was given to me by a World War II veteran one day a few years ago and I’ve never forgotten it. I couldn’t believe that this man who had seen and done more than I could ever dream of would thank me for my service. It meant the world to me.

Father's Day Hints

There are only a couple of times each year where you get to drop heavy hints to your family - and they have to give you whatever you want... it's the law! This Father's Day, you can sweeten the pot a bit by offering coupon codes and/or free shipping!

From our Zazzle store:
Free Shipping on all orders over $50 if you order by June 7, 3PM PST http://www.zazzle.com/militaryvetshop

From our Cafe Press store:
25% off orders of $60 or more from www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop this week. Use Coupon code: 25FATHERS25 at checkout between 5/30/2012 and 6/7/2012.

We'd like to thank you all for subscribing and for being a part of the Military Vet Shop family!
:-)
Jim & Sheila Broumley

Coming Soon:

They've just introduced a whole BUNCH of new products, which we hope to have up on most units by the end of the month. Email us with special requests to get put at the front of the line, otherwise we'll work our way through all the units alphabetically (or numerically). Here's a list of upcoming products...

Beer Label
Wine Label
Mylar Balloon
Square Coaster
Round Coaster
Picture Ornament
Snowflake Ornament
Velcro Beer Cooler
USA (shaped) Sticker
Square (3"x3") Sticker
Square (3"x3") Car Magnet
Rectangle (3"x5") Car Magnet
Round (5.5") Car Magnet
Oval (3"x5") Car Magnet
Rectangle (5"x3.75") Hitch Cover
Oval (6"x3.5") Hitch Cover
Round Pet Tag
Heart Pet Tag
Bone Pet Tag

 

 

New For April

April 1st, 2012

New Designs:
Helicopter Pilots don't fly, they beat the air into submission: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8619226 Available for UH-60, UH-1, OH-58 and CH-47.

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New For March

March 4th, 2012

We're really looking forward to Spring here at Military Vet Shop - T-shirt weather once again! We've got a lot of new designs to announce this month and many more planned for the coming weeks. Many of the new designs are thanks to special requests from Veterans and their Wives, Mothers and proud Grandpas!

We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for subscribing and for being a part of the Military Vet Shop family!
:-)
Jim & Sheila Broumley

New Ship:
USS Ronald Reagan: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8595969

New Combat Veteran Designs:
WWII Veteran & Family: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8494041
Korea War Veteran & Family: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8544813
Afghanistan [Operation Enduring Freedom] Veteran & Family: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8545666

New Family Designs:
"When I Say Jump" - 82nd Airborne: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8572289
"When I Say Jump" - 18th Infantry: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8572340
"When I Say Jump" - 25th Infantry: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8572363
"When I Say Jump" - 173rd Airborne: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8580039
"When I Say Jump" - 509th PIR: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8580059
"When I Say Jump" - Special Forces: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8580074
"Some Heroes Wear Capes, Mine Wears Jump Boots": http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8572269
"Some Heroes Wear Capes, Mine Wears Combat Boots": http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8572130

New Navy General Designs:
Navy Pride: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8581002

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New for the New Year:

February 2nd, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!

It has been a BUSY month here at Military Vet Shop - we've quadrupled the number of family designs in our shop, so there's an even greater selection of t-shirts, car magnets, mugs and gift items for Mom, Wife, Daughter, Grandpa, Brother and more! You're sure to find a way to say "I Love My Veteran" in style! We're also in the process of loading some new electronic sleeves and covers, so be sure to stay tuned for more on that! As always, we thank you for subscribing and for being a part of the Military Vet Shop family!
:-)
Jim & Sheila Broumley

New Ship:

USS Connecticut: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8462173 

New Military Working Dogs:

MWD for ALL Branches: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8445056  

New Family Designs:

I [Heart] My Coastie: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8478570
USCG Proud Girlfriend: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8484541
USCG Proud Wife: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8484593
I [Heart] My Soldier: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8484626
I [Heart] My Paratrooper: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8485432
Army Proud Wife: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8490235
Army Proud Girlfriend: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8484627
USAF Proud Girlfriend: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8490284
USAF Proud Wife: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8490286
I [Heart] My Airman: http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8490287


 

 

January 3rd, 2012

Silent Service on Military Vet Shop:

Oh yes, it HAS been a long time in coming, but finally - FINALLY, we're proud to announce the first designs for the U.S. Navy's Silent Service - the Submariners! The USS Jimmy Carter [SSN-23] represents the first of many submarine designs to be featured in our store - we hope you like what you see!

1/83 Field Artillery

For Vietnam Veterans of the 1st of the 83rd Field Artillery, we offer 3 new designs on our Cafe Press shop as well as designs with editable text on our Zazzle store.

Thank You

Thanks to all of our subscribers and friends. It's been a great year for new designs and meeting fellow vets via email, facebook, and snail mail. Your suggestions, corrections, and special requests have built this store and continue to do so. We thank you all for your participation and wish you the very best in 2012!

Like Us? Then let's be friends! Military Vet Shop now has our own page on Facebook, where we'll be sharing news links to articles pertaining to Veteran Issues, Coupon Codes, New Product Offerings and more! Visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/militaryvetshop

 

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We're growing every day — all thanks to Veterans telling their fellow Veterans about us. If you like what you see, please take advantage of the Share Button at the top-right of each page and spread the word!

Thank you for subscribing!

 

 

New for December:

December 6th, 2011

Getting Around The Site:

Lately, we've had a few requests for catalogs as the Military Vet Shop website is getting, well, HUGE - and it's pretty easy to get lost in there. Unfortunately, with over 500,000 products for all branches of service, we find it cost prohibitive to offer a catalogue.

However, we do offer several tools to assist you in viewing items online at www.militaryvetshop.com:

1.       A “Search” function in the upper-right corner of every page that allows you to narrow the offerings using keywords such as “army aviation” or “m-48”
2.       A “Browse by Unit” page to allow you to search for your unit/patch: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byunit.html
3.       A “Browse by Item” page to allow searches for a specific item, i.e. t-shirt or mug: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byitem.html
4.       A “Browse by Branch” page allows you to see everything we have available for your branch of service, merely click on Marines and you’ll see ALL items available for US Marines with tabs at the top of the page to narrow your search to certain items: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/bybranch.html
5.       A “Browse by Aircraft” page for our Aviators and Crew members: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byaircraft.html
6.       A “Browse by Award” page for Badges Earned and Branch Brass: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byaward.html
7.       A “Browse by Ship” page for our US Navy Veterans: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byship.html
8.       A “Browse by Vehicle” page for Truckers, Tankers, Strykers and more: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/byvehicle.html
9.       A “Histories” page that features summary histories on over 30 Army units, Several Marine Divisions, and the US Navy Aircraft Carrier Fleet: http://www.militaryvetshop.com/histories.html

 

New Units/Ships

It's been a blizzard of special requests the past couple of weeks, and I won't take the time to list all of the personalizations here, but the new unit/ship patches include:

The USS Fox - DLG 33 : http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8351434

The Marine Expeditionary Force (USMEF I - 2 Versions): http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/8346430

 

Currently on SALE!

'Tis the season for the super-saver coupon and we've been offering at least one per week since the end of October. Keep any eye on our Facebook Page for announcements of last minute sales and coupons to save you money this holiday season.

Current Coupons:

Through December 8th! 10% off orders over $40. Use Coupon Code TDEC1140 at checkout. http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop

Through Midnight - $5 Off of Mugs. Use Coupon Code DECDELIGHTS2 at checkout. http://www.zazzle.com/militaryvetshop


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New for November:

November 17th, 2011

New Ships, New Family Designs

Our Navy Section is a big hit with shoppers and it is growing rapidly! We now have sections for the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the USS Eisenhower (CVN 69), the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), and the USS Lincoln (CVN 72) in our store. Also, thanks to our official "Navy Girlfriend Advisory Committee - NGAC" - we've got some very "girly" Half My Heart designs for each of the carriers.

Family Members: We've got designs for each and every branch of the service now! Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy - something for everyone!

 

New Products

We've had SO MANY new products introduced this year, but few have been as instantly popular as the Car Magnets. The car magnets allow you to show your veteran pride without putting your paint job in jeopardy! We don't have very many of our designs available on these as yet, but please email your request and we'll get those stocked first!

 

Everything is on SALE!

'Tis the season for the super-saver coupon and we've been offering at least one per week since the end of October. Keep any eye on our Facebook Page for announcements of last minute sales and coupons to save you money this holiday season.

Like Us? Then let's be friends! Military Vet Shop now has our own page on Facebook, where we'll be sharing news links to articles pertaining to Veteran Issues, Coupon Codes, New Product Offerings and more! Visit us at: http://www.facebook.com/militaryvetshop

 

Tell A Friend!

We're growing every day — all thanks to Veterans telling their fellow Veterans about us. If you like what you see, please take advantage of the Share Button at the top-right of each page and spread the word!

Thank you for subscribing!

 

 

New! US Navy on Military Vet Shop!!New for October:

October 3rd, 2011

The United States Navy on Military Vet Shop

It's been a LONG time coming, but we are proud to present the first of many US Navy Designs on Military Vet Shop. Thanks to a friendly letter from a USN Persian Gulf Veteran, we decided it was high time that we start creating graphics for all you hard working veterans of the Navy! And since we had to start somewhere, we began with Larry Hart's ship - the USS Eisenhower. We also have designs for the USS Enterprise and by the end of this week, we'll have the USS Lincoln.

We're also introducing something new in the Navy section that we haven't really offered our Army and Marine veterans - Wives and Girlfriend apparel - if it proves popular, we'll start adding those designs to the rest of the store.

Since it takes about a week to ten days to create one of these ships, we'll be working off of our list of requests first, then we'll go back and catch the ones that we missed when time allows, so don't be shy - step up and email your request if you want to be on the "to do" list!

New Sections on Military Vet Shop this month:

2nd ACR Combat Medic & Desert Storm with the new M113 ACAV
23rd ID (Americal) with CIB
All Oval, Rectangle, and Bumper Stickers now offer the option of a CLEAR background! Perfect for car windows!!

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Just released!

New for August:

August 30th, 2011

****EXTRA****

Just released!

Military Vet Shop is pleased to announce the release of...

The Boldest Plan is the Best: The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII
Authored by Jim Travis Broumley

List Price: $16.95
5.06" x 7.81" (12.852 x 19.837 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper 388 pages

Rocky Marsh Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0983963202
ISBN-10: 0983963207
BISAC: History / Military / World War II

In the fall of 1941, as the United States Army scrambled to prepare for the war they knew was coming, a new kind of soldier was training with a new way of getting to the battlefield – the paratrooper. As fate would have it, the fourth battalion of parachute infantry to be activated would be the first to deploy to England and the first to jump into combat, while their more celebrated airborne brothers were still training in the States. This independent airborne unit was designated the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion, nicknamed the Geronimos. The paratroopers of the 509th PIB were also known as “gingerbread men” for the figure on the unit patch they wore. 
Lieutenant Colonel Edson Raff, the first combat commander of the Geronimos, believed that in military operations “the boldest plan is the best.” That philosophy was demonstrated over and over again by the 509th PIB on the battlefields of World War II. Read the riveting true story of the first American paratroopers to jump into combat during the invasion of North Africa. Follow these same men as they parachute behind enemy lines in Italy, hold the line against a German onslaught at Anzio, and parachute into southern France. Stay with them until their last fight, during the Battle of the Bulge, where only 55 men walked away.  
Little has been written about the gingerbread men in WWII. Now the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion’s combat chronicle is available in one source. In “The Boldest Plan is the Best,” author Jim Broumley has skillfully crafted a narrative of the beginnings of American airborne and the first paratroopers to go into combat. The exploits of this “bastard battalion” are brought to life with the voices of the veterans themselves, seventy photographs, and seventeen original maps. Enough background on WWII is provided for the enjoyment of a general audience, but readers of military history will also relish this story of an often overlooked unit of elite American paratroopers.

Click here to purchase The Boldest Plan is the Best:  The Combat History of the 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion during WWII »

 

 

August 28th, 2011

From our Veterans:

We love getting photos, so we can see just how GOOD you guys look in those shirts!
:-)
Sheila

Hi
Thought we would share the shirts with you!
Thanks Again!

Subject: 1/502 in Vegas

I thought you might enjoy seeing the entire cast from our mini-reunion (mostly) Bravo Co 1/502 (Keith is Charlie company). The photos are numbered (and there are some folks missing from each photo)

We talked about you guys, just like you were there (haha), and we fully intend for you to attend one of our gatherings sometime in the future. We plan to rotate the meeting places to different places and meet every two years. We added two to our number this year and we had a great time. If we can do that more, we will start to make a dent in finding some of our brothers who are in hiding. We will keep working on it! All of us feel like we are part of the family now, so you guys stay in touch.

Wayne and all the VN First Strike Troopers

1813 : Standing L-R Keith Askin; John Farrell; Ed Langrand; Pete King; Jorge Sanchez; Pat Hurley Sitting L-R Adam Ortiz; John Hay; Wayne Dugger (Click for close-up)

1817: Standing L-R Ed Langrand; Wayne Dugger; Doc Thompson; Pete King; John Hay; Pat Hurley; Fred Ghareeb Sitting L-R Keith Askin; Adam Ortiz; Jorge Sanchez (Click for close-up)

Please contact Peter King for more information.

 

Mail we like:

We receive quite a bit of mail – much of it, oddly enough, angry at us because the sender somehow believes the absence of their unit patch to be a slight on our part. I assure you, this is not the case at all. MilitaryVetShop.com was built one request at a time. It all started with the founder; Jim Broumley, wanting an 11th ACR t-shirt with his aircraft on it. Five years later, we offer thousands of designs on over a half-million products. All of this from a very small staff of two. That's right, there are two of us - and only one of us is a graphic designer... that would be me. So, while we absolutely LOVE hearing from our vets - please know that we're creating as fast as we can and we don't know what you want until you tell us... nicely.
:-)
Sheila

Mail we don't like:

We don't like thinking that ANYONE is unhappy with one of our products! This past week, we recieved an email from a veteran of the 3rd Armored Division who was very unhappy with the print quality and product that he had ordered. This is not the first time we've heard about this and we would like to know if you feel that our provider has stepped-down the quality of our popular khaki hat. I would like to know what your experience with this - or any - of our products has been, please email me with the details so I can speak intelligently with our representative and see if we can solve any QC issues. Send your feedback to sheila@militaryvetshop.com along with any photos you might have and I'll see what can be done to fix the issue once and for all.

Special Requests:

This past month, we recieved requests from someone who wanted an O-1 Bird Dog design for a reunion of the 221st Aviation Company and a much-needed correction from an 11th ACR Vietnam Vet, who set us straight - in the nicest way - on what type of M-113s (ACAV) they used in Vietnam. Thanks again Monte & Jim for your letters!

Other special requests include:

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New for June & July:

July 1st, 2011

To all of our subscribers: Sorry for missing the June Newsletter, we were busy moving to our new digs here in Mechanicsburg, PA, so Jim could be a bit closer to the Army Heritage and Education Center for his research. It's a beautiful corner of the country with lots to see and do, so we were a teeny bit distracted last month... but now, we're back to work!

:-)
Jim & Sheila Broumley
Military Vet Shop

Special Requests:

We received several requests this month, but one stood out as a unique challenge; a veteran who was part of the first campaign to Iraq in March of 2003, who wanted "to have the logo "Creeping Death" and a picture of a skull wearing a CVC (tank helmet) ...and maybe a tank in the background." Well, I do like a challenge, so I present to you 3d ACR tankers, "Creeping Death" Thank you Brian for your request!

**If anyone would like that with another patch or vehicle, let me know.

Also see:
US Army Pathfinders - http://www.cafepress.com/MilVetShop2/7809250
I Rode With The 2nd ACR (Gunship) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7811617
I Rode With The 2nd ACR (Slick) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7811472
Family of an Iraq Veteran - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7817634
1st Avn Bde Vietnam Master Aviator - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7843897
CIB with text "7th Inf Div 31st Inf Regt D Co" - http://www.cafepress.com/MilVetShop2/7854829
1st Cavalry, 11th Avn Grp - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7855055
8th ID 5-81st Field Artillery - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop/7855249
11th Air Assault Mohawk - http://www.cafepress.com/MilVetShop2/7855283
24th ID Huey w/Aircrew wings - http://www.cafepress.com/MilVetShop2/7859537
62nd Aviation Company (Corps) - http://www.cafepress.com/militaryvetshop.548971801

Zazzle Store Requests:

101st Airborne Patch with Paratrooper Wings Mug - http://www.zazzle.com/101st_airborne_patch_with_jump_wings_mug-168849207931716779

Products In The Works! Coming soon to all available Unit Patches:

Laptop Skins
Pint Glasses
Performance Fabric Tee
Car Magnets

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New for May:

May 3rd, 2011

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Special Requests:

We receive many special requests - and love being able to make that design "just right" for them, but it's rare that someone takes the time to share their story and photos, and we can't thank them enough! We'd like to share one story in particular. If you'll recall, we wrote about Daniel Correa's special request briefly in our last newsletter. He had asked for Vietnam Veteran Family designs so he and his family could surprise his father... it worked out just as he had planned:



We just returned from visiting my family after a great weekend. As you may recall, this past weekend we joined in "Welcoming Home" many Vietnam Veterans, after 40+ long years. It was an event filled with remembrance, reflection, and reverence for the soldiers and families that endured one of the hardest conflicts in our country's history. After many years, you can still see the impact that this war has on those who served. Expressing that they would do it again and feeling like they didn't do enough, was a common theme that I heard.

Although my mom almost blew it, we were able to surprise my dad with the "granddaughter" shirts. I lost count of the number of times someone asked us where we bought our shirts. At one point I grabbed a pen and wrote down the website on a few sheets of paper in anticipation for those who asked. Needless to say, I ran out. One gentlemen even told me that he had already ordered one after I had provided him the information earlier that day. My dad also had a number of gentlemen who served in the 101st Airborne Division approach him when they saw his shirt. It was neat to see them talk and share about their experience.

Attached you will find a couple of pictures, one of the entire family and then one of my dad and I. I can't thank you enough for helping us make this a special day for him and our family. I greatly appreciate everything you did to make this weekend even more special.

Also, here are a couple of websites that highlight the event: http://www.themonitor.com
http://lzrgv.com

Sincerely,
Daniel Correa

Thanks again Daniel for sharing your story!

Also...

Other requests for April include:

Death From Above – A special request for the USMC DA NANG VIETNAM VMO 2
I'd Rather Be Driving... – An "I'd rather be driving" license plate is now available for every vehicle and aircraft!
Vietnam Vet Family – For proud Wives, Brothers, Sons, Daughters and more!
Field Artillery Branch – Designs for the Artillery Branch of the US Army
2nd ID with M113 – The Warrior Division patch teamed up with an M113 APC
9th ID Vietnam with CIB – The 9th Infantry Div patch, Vietnam with the Combat Infantry Badge

New Unit:

SETAF – The Southern European Task Force (SETAF)

Sneak Peek at New Products:

Customized text features. Our partners at Cafe Press have just made available a new feature that allows us to add a "your text here" area to our designs. Since this would require us going back through several thousand designs and "reworking" them, we're going to make it available at this time only to those who request it. So, if you'd like the ability to add your name to your unit patch or one of our other designs - email us and we'll get it posted to the store.

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New for April:

April 1st, 2011

Special Requests:

*WHEW* It has been a very busy month here - we've had so many special requests, it's hard to know where to begin! Let's start the list with the reunions...

 

New Products:

Our provider has been keeping us busy adding new products this month, the following are now available on MilitaryVetShop.com:

  • Aluminum License Plates – For the front of your car, truck, or SUV, these 12x6 aluminum plates offer a custom touch to your ride! (Not legal as a Front Plate in states that require two plates: AK, CA, CO, CT, DC, HI, IA, ID, IL, MD, ME, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WS, WY)
  • Keychains Available for most units/designs in Oval and Rectangle.
  • Shot Glasses Available with ALL unit patches - be sure to take a few to this year's reunion!
  • iPod iTouch2 Cases If you would like one with your unit patch - just send us a quick note
  • Men's & Women's Pajamas Available with limited designs right now, let us know if you would like one with your unit patch.

 

Sneak Peek:

FINALLY! Rumor has it that within the next 30 days or so, we'll have Wish Lists available!!

 

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New for March:

March 2nd, 2011

Special Requests:

By special request, we've added an OV-1 Mohawk to our lineup of aircraft on Military Vet Shop. Currently available in the 1st Aviation Brigade section of our store - please let us know if you'd like to see this aircraft paired up with another patch or specialized text.

 

Search By Vehicle Or Aircraft:

Keyword tags have been updated, so that you can search for... Mohawk, Huey (Slicks & Gunships), Blackhawk, OH-58, Chinook, CH-46, Ambulance, 5-Ton Truck, Parachute, Abrams Tank, Humvee, Howitzer (M-109), Bradley, Stryker, M113

We're still refining the tags, so you might find a tank in with the m113s, but hopefully not for long! (It takes a while to go through several thousand images!)

;-)

 

Too Early To Talk Reunion??

Nope! Not at all! The folks of the 192nd AHC won't be getting together until the third week of September, but they'll have all of their reunion gear READY – thanks to their early request. We'll have everything from custom banners and name tags to t-shirts, hats and mugs for their event — at no additional cost! Contact us at: info@militaryvetshop.com with your request and beat the rush!

 

Coupon:

Take 10% off orders over $40* thru 3/3. Coupon Code AMAR1140

 

Sneak Peek:

We have not made these available - yet, but expect to see them in all sections within the next 2-3 weeks:

  • Aluminum License Plates
  • Men's / Women's Pajamas
  • Vinyl License Plate Frames
  • Keychains

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New for February:

February 1st, 2011

Special Requests:

We had a special request come in that we'd never had before; this time it wasn't for an armored vehicle, an aircraft, or a unit patch - but for a dog! Thanks again to our friend from the 212th MP Company - Vietnam! As dog lovers, we were more than happy to make a design for the men and women dog handlers who served, or are serving, in one of the Military Police Units of the U.S. Army. If you worked with these four-legged soldiers, please take a look at our Police Dog designs and let us know if you'd like a different patch or text.

162nd AHC

In all the excitement about the new website, we failed to mention that we now have four new designs for the 162nd Aviation Company - Vietnam, whether you were a Copperhead or a Vulture, we've got a t-shirt for that!

1st Armored Division - M-109

Another special request: For the Desert Storm Veterans of the 1st AD, we've added an M-109 Paladin design to our lineup - as well as a gerneric 1st AD "Army Veteran's Wife" with the Howitzer.

New Unit

The 35th Infanty Div - The Santa Fe Division - for veterans of Kosovo, Bosnia and first responders during Hurricane Katrina.

New Products

Perfect for the "Man Cave" or the Clubhouse! New Wall Peels are full-color graphics printed on a scratch-resistant & reusable vinyl (with a special adhesive that sticks to walls, without harming them or leaving a residue). The fully-digital print turns your art into eye-catching wall graphics that are easy to move and reuse.

Wall Peel Sizes available: 22×14 Rectangle, 22×14 Oval, 38.5×24.5 Rectangle, 38.5×24.5 Oval, 21×7 Long Rectangle and 42×14 Long Rectangle. Priced at only $12.99 - $19.99

 

 

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New for January:

January 7th, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!!

We're a little late getting the newsletter out this month, because we've been doing a bit of remodeling (and you KNOW those projects always go over budget and way past the scheduled delivery date!). MilitaryVetShop.com now has a whole new look and feel – and hopefully is now a bit easier to navigate whether you're inside or outside of the store itself. Here's a brief overview of the improvements:

We hope you like the layout. We would really appreciate your feedback - if you see a link that doesn't work, or catch us in a spelling error, PLEASE let us know.

Thank you!

Military Vet Shop Remodel:

New Navigation:

  1. The new layout of Military Vet Shop is divided into four major sections:
    • Top Of The Page: Click on the graphic to go to home [front] page of MilitaryVetShop.com from anywhere within the shop. What's New | Contact Us | Special Orders text links. All new Search feature that allows multiple keywords to narrow your search to the exact unit, vehicle type, and product you seek!
    • Center: Just under graphics at the top of the page, are the "Browse By" links — choose to browse through our store by Unit, Item Type, Branch, or Badge
    • Content: Text links neatly laid out in alphabetical/numerical order, search findings give a preview graphic, price and link to other items containing that graphic.
    • Footer: At the bottom of each page, there is a sign-up form for our monthly newsletter and links to the primary sections of the site.
  2. New features include:
    • Quick-Pick Text Links: Click on a Unit Name from the list of available units, and you'll get a look at everything we have available for that particular unit arranged by graphic. Click on the graphic you like best to see all of the products listed there. Click on a Product Type i.e. "12oz Coffee Mug" to see every graphic available on that particular product in Military Vet Shop. Narrow your choices using the search box or tabs.
    • Improved Search Results: Use multiple keywords to create search phrases, such as: "1st aviation brigade hats" to return a pageful of hats featuring designs having only to do with the 1st Aviation Brigade and its subordinate units.
    • Breadcrumbs: Never get lost again! No matter where you find yourself in the Military Vet Shop, you've got a way back!
      • Text links at the top and bottom of every page lead to the major sections.
      • Section links such as: "Military Vet Shop > All results for "1st aviation brigade" > T-Shirts & Clothing > Hats & Caps" follow you wherever you go and allow you to move back one page, or many!
      • Back Home Again: Simply click on the header graphic of any page to go back to our main page.

Like What You See?

We hope you find the new features and navigation easier to use and sincerely hope this allows you to more easily move about the store, because we have some really cool new products available and even more on the way! One of the newest features in our store is the social networking links - those cute little buttons to the right of each product that allow you to share your favorite product with all your friends on facebook - or easily drop some not-so-subtle hints to family.

What's Next?

More Branches of the Armed Forces: In the coming months, we plan on introducing a full line of Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marine designs with all-new photorealistic ships, aircraft, armored and ground vehicles.

More products to choose from: We've got more products emblazoned with your unit patch and choice of aircraft or vehicle, to include our new line of Thermos™ products, iPhone™ and iPad™ covers, cozy stadium blankets, and more! Soon, you'll see an even greater selection of existing and new unit patches on these new products. Keep on top of the new offerings by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

 

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