Dear Service of Supply Customers,
Be sure to check the available options for shipping. We offer both UPS ground, and Priority Mail, and for the lighter items, USPS first class. With the Postal Service First Class Parcel you still get timely delivery and tracking for your package. In many recent orders we’ve noticed that UPS is the selected shipping service, yet the price for first class or Priority Mail is much less. I’m not against shipping UPS, they have an excellent record and tracking for packages. However we just want to remind customers that in the shipping menu, you might find a less expensive option. All of our shipping prices are exact rates, we don’t charge extra for shipping. Every month, Service of Supply breaks even on what we charge, and what is collected. Unfortunately, for most of our East Coast customers, the rates are higher because we’re in Washington State! Thanks again for coming to Service of Supply Militaria and WWII Reproductions.
Service of Supply is not just a business. It’s a personal collection, a way to honor our nation’s military veterans, and a vehicle for getting students involved in our patriotic history. Bryan Dibble collects uniforms of all eras and puts them to use for Veterans Day, demonstrations, living history displays, and much more. Students from our city eagerly volunteer to represent the military men and women of the past. Our group is called SERVE – Students Engaged in Re-creating Veteran’s Experiences. SERVE teaches students about the period of time they are representing. We meet veterans at the VFW and learn more about what they experienced in the service. Students who are wearing uniforms also are called upon to teach others, especially younger kids, what that uniform represents and who the people were called up to serve at that time in American history. Since the late 1990s, hundreds of students have worn the uniforms and “walked a step in their shoes.”
Years of War Journal is written by Selah School District students. We write an issue each week of the school year, 38 is the usual number. Not only do I run Service of Supply, I’m a history teacher. Go figure, huh. Like I say, like what you do, and do what you like!
We’ve been doing this since 2008. There are over 300 back issues to catch up on! You get a copy or two with every order from Service of Supply, but if you want to read more, here is a link to the school district page where the Years of War can be found. You can also email me and ask to be put on the email reminder list. A link is emailed to you each week when a new issue is posted. New issues are usually posted on Thursday night.
This video shows some reenactment footage, and some great tanks and M10 tank destroyers. You can fast forward to the end to see the rifle grenades in action!
KATS FM posted a cool little video last year for Veterans Day. We do this every year, and it’s fun to see the students wearing the uniforms and interacting with the vets at the FVW in Yakima, WA. Thanks to KATS for being there and sharing what these great kids do for our vets!
This is a YouTube link for a great video using fuse it powder to repair holes in wool suit jackets. We have a number of uniforms on the site that need this, but for the price, we’re not going to do the work. I’ve done it with a few of my jackets, and it works. You can buy the Bo Nash Bonding Powder on Amazon and other places.
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Do you have an event coming up? Post about it here and let the word spread! I’m always getting emails from people around the world asking about reenacting events. The more people know about where and when the more that join our hobby. Let everyone know where that next event will be, then after it’s done, post a review about the event.
Give your take on who is making the best reproductions when it comes to authenticity, quality, and price.