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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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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 »



Tags: US Armed Forces, 10 Facts, US military, armed forces day, military appreciation month
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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Military Appreciation Month: Honoring an American Hero
By AlphaNews
5/8/2017 10:58:00 AM  
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Alpha will be recognizing various service members throughout the month of May. First up is Harvey C. “Barney” Barnum Jr., a Medal of Honor recipient that the Alpha team had the honor of meeting at this year’s Military Bowl. Barnum was a Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor for valor in the Vietnam War. In 1965, he was assi Read More »



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Military Monday Sweepstakes
By AlphaNews
5/8/2017 1:13:00 AM  
As a way to celebrate our military roots and reward you, every Monday we are sharing a #MilitaryMonday Trivia Question on our @alphaindustries Twitter feed. These questions will relate to the month’s theme, latest historical blog and our military-inspired style. Here’s where you come in - in order to be entered to win Alpha patches, retweeting the #MilitaryMonday question with the Read More »



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Categories: Military History, Alpha Mission
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The B-15 Takes the Canadian Music Scene
By AlphaNews
4/19/2017 10:24:00 AM  
In honor of the release of their new track “333AM”, Canadian band HUMANS has unveiled their "333AM" Flight Jacket. This jacket features original art on the back of the iconic Alpha Industries B-15 Flight Jacket. The jacket is now available for sale on the Humans' website. This is the second jacket Humans has sold utilizing an Alpha Industries bomber. The first jacket was relea Read More »



Tags: Canada, electronic pop, Humans, B-15, tour merch, tour jacket, flight jacket
Categories: Pop Culture
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