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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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Categories: Holidays
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National Airborne Day
By AlphaNews
8/14/2017 8:51:00 AM  
National Airborne Day commemorates the first official army parachute jump on August 16th, 1940. It was designated a national holiday by George W. Bush in 2001 to honor all airborne divisions in the U.S. Armed Forces.  The history of airborne forces began after World War I, when Brigadier General William Mitchell first conceived the idea of parachuting troops into combat. Eventually, unde Read More »

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Categories: Events, Military History, Holidays
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Get to Know Our Fall/Winter 2017 Collection
By AlphaNews
8/9/2017 3:16:00 PM  
The Alpha Industries Fall/Winter 2017 Collection delves into new territory, taking inspiration from U.S. military parariggers. Formed in 1940, pararigger units have played a crucial role in conflicts throughout military history such as the Persian Gulf War where they were responsible for the packing and repair of parachutes as well as military uniforms and gear. During the course of a mission, it Read More »

Tags: FW17 Collection, US Military Parariggers, Fusion, Ally, Construct, hybrid, mix media
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Alpha Salutes James McCloughan
By AlphaNews
8/2/2017 8:55:00 AM  
This week President Trump presented the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force, the Medal of Honor, to former Army medic James McCloughan.  He was honored at a White House ceremony earlier this week for repeatedly risking his life to help treat and save fellow soldiers.  McCloughan, know as Doc among his unit, was just 23 years old when he was deployed to Vietnam. Read More »

Tags: Medal of Honor, President Trump, James McCloughan, Vietnam, Army
Categories: News, Military History
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Happy Birthday to the U.S. Coast Guard
By AlphaNews
7/29/2017 6:57:00 PM  
Happy 227th Birthday to the United States Coast Guard! The Coast Guard is the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security. Since 1790 the Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation's maritime interests and environment around the world. Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. , the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard put it best when he said, "We protect those on the Sea, We prot Read More »

Tags: US Coast Guard, Birthday, Semper Paratus, Alexander Hamilton
Categories: Military History
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10 Things You Should Know About NASA
By AlphaNews
7/24/2017 8:30:00 AM  
10 Things You Should Know About NASA 1. NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration and was created by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 in response to the Soviet Union’s Launch of the first artificial satellite the previous year.2.The goal of sending a man to the moon was set by President John F. Kennedy at the end of the 1960s. The first men walked on the moon 9 years 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 »

Tags: Bait, Hasbro, GI Joe, action figure
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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