13 Christmas Gift Ideas for Marines

13 Christmas Gift Ideas for Marines

Choosing a Christmas gift for a Marine should be the last item on your list of worries. Just the thought of being on Holiday Leave and home with family makes us overjoyed.

As a Marine and someone who interacts with Marines on a daily basis, I can say most of us have very simple needs. We like to workout. We like buy tactical looking gear for no reason. And far less often than we should, we spend time developing what General Amos called our “30 Year Old Body and 5000 Year Old Mind.” I’ve broken these gift ideas into three areas: educational, practical, and nice to haves.

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USMC CIF Gear List (Now IIF)

The USMC CIF gear list has become increasingly hard to find online. There are a lot of phony websites out there with bad, or outdated information. The previous official site doesn’t work half the time and it can be difficult to navigate.

I’m going to demystify finding CIF gear list/IIF gear list information and receipts.

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Military Discount Oakley’s Using the Standard Issue (SI) Program

Owning Oakley’s is one of hallmarks of being in the military and getting discount Oakley’s makes wearing them even more satisfying.

Military personnel receive many benefits like health insurance, a thrift savings plan, and basic allowance for housing. Service members are often unaware that many organizations out in the private sector offer additional benefits to those who serve. One of those companies I often buy products from is Oakley through their Oakley SI (US Standard Issue) program.

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