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How do you find army surplus sales?

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Army surplus sales can be found online at websites such as ArmyNavySales.com, or through local merchant listings on Yelp.com. Army surplus sales offer the chance to find high-quality military gear, clothing, boots, backpacks and knives, as well as guns, radios, office supplies, survival gear and camping gear. Computers, batteries, cables, memorabilia and even food are available as well.

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In addition to military surplus, there are often larger government surplus sales. The U.S. Government website USA.gov has surplus auction listings by state and includes links to popular online sellers. Government auctions include the sale of seized and surplus property, U.S. Treasury auctions of forfeited property, Federal Emergency Management Administration temporary housing units and Federal Land.

Army surplus sales became immensely popular after the Second World War and have remained a constant fixture of American culture. The largest selection is often available at the conclusion of a military conflict. Most recently, the troop draw-down in Iraq brought a flood of eight years' worth of military supplies to the United States. In September 2010, the Army logistics chief faced the task of moving 2 million items, from 92 bases, back to the U.S. Much of the material was reclaimed by the Pentagon, donated to various U.S. towns, counties and police forces, or destroyed.

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