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A Few Good Men
By Alpha News
3/24/2017 8:20:00 PM  
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be given to an individual serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. In 1990 Congress designated March 25 as “National Medal of Honor Day.” This date was chosen because it was the date in 1863 that the very first Medals of Honor were awarded to six members of Andrew’s Raiders. Learn Read More »

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Celebrating Women's History Month: The Legacy of the WASPs
By AlphaNews
3/5/2017 4:46:00 PM  
Today we sat down with Naomi Wadsworth, call sign Sweet Pea, to learn more about the W.A.S.P.S- Women Air Service Pilots- who served during WWII. Sweet Pea is a pilot and member of Alpha’s corporate philanthropy The Warrior Flight Team.    AI: What were the WASPs and why were they necessary?  SP: WASPS, or Women Air Service Pilots, were civilian female pilots that flew airp Read More »

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Year of the Rooster
By AlphaNews
1/27/2017 9:55:00 PM  
Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rooster. The Rooster is the tenth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac sign. The Years of the Rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029. The Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. It was the rooster who would awaken people for work before the days of electricity and alarm clocks.To Read More »

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Remembering a Hero
By AlphaNews
1/16/2017 7:12:00 AM  
Today the United States celebrates a national holiday to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. King was a famous activist who was one of the heroes in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. King led peaceful protests such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that organized demonstrations against segregation throughout the country. King Read More »

Tags: Martin Liuther King Jr, MLK Day, freedom, I Have a Dream
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Happy Holidays!
By AlphaNews
12/23/2016 2:00:00 PM  
Holiday MA-1 Flex Bomber Jacket from Alpha Industries on Vimeo. While everyone is decked out in their holiday sweaters, you can be rocking your very own custom holiday Flex jacket.  In honor of the season, we patched up our MA-1 Flex Flight Jacket with some holidayand winter-themed patches. Our MA-1 Flex has four areas of hook-and-loop material, makng it easy add and move patches Read More »

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Alpha's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
By AlphaNews
12/13/2016 10:02:00 AM  
                                                   The Alpha 2016 Holiday Gift GuideAlpha is here to help you get into the holiday spirit! We've picked out some of the best gifts of 2016 for Men, Women, and kids. Let us help you take care of everyone on your list with t Read More »

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Honoring Veterans Around the World
By AlphaNews
11/11/2016 7:32:00 AM  
Each year on November 11, the U.S. observes Veterans Day. The federal and state holiday is a day to honor all who have served in the armed forces. The government, and many businesses and schools, close so that the holiday can be recognized with memorial ceremonies, salutes at military cemeteries, and parades. But did you know that Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day? President Woodrow Wilson d Read More »

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Singled Out
By AlphaNews
11/9/2016 10:17:00 PM  
Created by Chrionexfleckeri1350 Each year on November 11th, China celebrates Singles' Day known as Guanggun Jie  (Guanggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: "bare sticks holiday"). It's a day to be proud and celebrate being single. The date was chosen because the ones symbolize an individual who is alone. The holiday has become one of the biggest shop Read More »

Tags: Singles Day, savings, holiday shopping, China
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A Day of Remembrance
By AlphaNews
9/11/2016 1:41:00 AM  
Today is September 11. It has also come to be known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. It’s today we remember those we lost on that tragic Tuesday in 2001, but it is also the day we celebrate how the country pulled together and stood up to terror. On this, the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, we look at how this defining event in American history i Read More »

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Happy Independence Day!
By AlphaNews
7/3/2016 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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