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Month of the Military Child: Meet Danielle
By AlphaNews
5/14/2018 8:18:00 AM  
In honor of Month of the Military Child, Alpha is partnering with Our Military Kids to highlight the child of a service member. Our Military Kids, one of Alpha’s corporate philanthropies, provides grants so that children of active duty and wounded military can participate in extracurricular activities. Today we are highlighting Danielle, whose father is a retired member of the Air Force. Da Read More »



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GI Joe x Alpha
By AlphaNews
7/17/2017 9:41:00 AM  
Just in time for ComicCon, Alpha has partnered with Bait and Hasbro to launch a limited-edition G.I. Joe capsule collection.  The collection includes a  special G.I. Joe L-2B bomber jacket and a collectible Duke action figure wearing a mini version of the jacket. The collection launches later this week at San Diego's ComicCon and will be available for a  limited time Read More »



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Categories: Military History, Pop Culture
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Alpha Has Heart
By AlphaNews
7/11/2017 1:34:00 PM  
Alpha is excited to announce its partnership with HasHeart, an organization that focuses on telling the stories of veterans through art. HasHeart is embarking on a 50 state tour of the United States to pair 50 veterans with 50 artists to create unique designs representative of each veteran’s story. These designs will then be put on tshirts, patches, etc. and sold to raise money for various v Read More »



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Happy Independence Day!
By AlphaNews
7/3/2017 1:17:00 PM  
On July 4, 1776,members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, adopted the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. This day became known as America's Independence DayFollowing its adoption, the Declaration was read to the public in various American cities. Whenever they heard it, patriots erupted in cheers and celebrations. In 1777, Philadelphians reme Read More »



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A Flag Day #AlphaMission
By AlphaNews
6/12/2017 6:07:00 AM  
In the U.S, June 14th is known as Flag Day. It commemorates the 1777 resolution by the Second Continental Congress that officially adopted our American flag. The day was first proclaimed to be Flag Day by the president in 1916 and recognized by Congress in 1949. The day is celebrated with several parades across the country. This Flag Day we take a closer look at Old Glory as part of an important t Read More »



Tags: Flag Day, Blood Chits, #alphamission, US Navy, Otto
Categories: Military History, Holidays, Alpha Mission
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D-Day: The Turning Point of WWII
By AlphaNews
6/6/2017 11:58:00 AM  
73 years ago tomorrow, American, British, and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France.  The largest seaborne invasion in history, the operation began the liberation of German-occupied northwestern Europe from Nazi control during WWII, and contributed to the Allied victory on the Western Front. The weather was far from ideal, as storms and high winds made maintain the po Read More »



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Honoring the Fallen This Memorial Day
By AlphaNews
5/29/2017 8:20:00 AM  
We conclude Military Appreciation Month by honoring those men and women who died while serving in our armed forces. Memorial Day, a U.S. federal holiday, was founded for just this purpose. Originally called Decoration Day, it was started as a way to pay tribute those Union and Confederate soldiers who died during the Civil War. Decoration Day was founded as a way to unify the country after Read More »



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10 Facts About the U.S. Armed Forces
By AlphaNews
5/20/2017 8:42:00 AM  
May is Military Appreciation Month. Throughout the month members of the U.S. Armed Forces are honored via ceremonies, parades and discounts at a variety of businesses.  Today is Armed Forces Day, the culmination of Armed Forces Week and a formal day to recognize and show appreciation for those who serve. To celebrate this holiday we present 10 facts about the U.S. Armed Forces.Fact #1:  Read More »



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Categories: Military History
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Military Appreciation Month: Honoring Ernest Franklin Phillips Jr
By AlphaNews
5/15/2017 7:01:00 PM  
Throughout Military Appreciation Month we will be honoring U.S. military members, active and retired, for their service and sacrifice. Our next hero is Ernest Franklin Phillips Jr, known as Phil to his friends.  A typical California kid during the 50s, he enlisted in the Air Force so he could learn to fly and work on aircraft. He served as part of the 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron whos Read More »



Tags: Ernest Franklin Phillips Jr, 54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Make Love Not War, Operation Popeye/Motorpool
Categories: Military History
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Armed Forces Week
By AlphaNews
5/14/2017 7:15:00 AM  
Today starts Armed Forces Week which culminates in Armed Forces Day on May 20. It is a time to pay tribute to those Americans in uniform who are actively serving their country whether in times of war or peace. It recognizes those who are in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. The day was created in 1949 by the Secretary of Defense when all the branches of the military were brought Read More »



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