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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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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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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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Alpha at the D.C. Military Flight Jacket Event
By AlphaNews
3/27/2017 3:38:00 AM  
Earlier this month, members of the Alpha team attended the annual Flight Jacket reception for all current and former naval aviators in the DC area. About every 18 months, the ANA Washington-Anacostia Squadron and Tailhook Washington, DC Ready Room carry out this event to allow for Naval and former Naval personal to connect, mingle, and share stories through their flight jackets. This year there w Read More »



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Categories: Events, News, Military History
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Put a Pin In It
By Alpha News
3/9/2017 10:36:00 PM  
The Brand Pack This set includes two of our iconic logos… the Flying A and the Remove Before Flight tag. The Flying A is Alpha’s brand logo which takes an A and combines it with the three bars from our labels. It was these three bars that helped our factory workers quickly distinguish the commercial product from the military inventory.The Remove Before Flight tag is found on our signa Read More »



Tags: Alpha Industries, Pintrill, pins, military machines, brand pins
Categories: News, Military History, Style
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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 »



Tags: WASPs, pilots, women in the military, Women's History Month
Categories: Military History, Holidays
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Jackets for a Cause
By Alpha News
2/23/2017 4:12:00 AM  
The A-2 and G-1 leather bomber jackets were used by the U.S. Armed Forces during the 1930s and 1940s. U.S. military pilots would wear them to keep warm at the higher altitudes. Many of these aviators would decorate both their planes and jackets with nose art, a painting or design put on the front of an airplane. It started as a way to quickly identify friends Vs enemies, but became a form of self- Read More »



Tags: Jackets for charity, leather bombers, Tuskegee Airmen, WASPs, nose art
Categories: Military History, Philanthrophy
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Happy 380th Birthday National Guard
By AlphaNews
12/13/2016 8:00:00 AM  
Today we celebrate the 280th Birthday of the U.S. National Guard. In 1636, the Massachusetts General Court in Salem made a declaration that any able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were required to join the militia. It simply stated that citizen-soldiers who assembled for military training could be and would be called upon to fight when needed. This was the first continuous militia to be Read More »



Tags: National Guard, Birthday, History
Categories: Events, Military History
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Heroes of Pearl Harbor: George Welch & Kenneth Taylor
By AlphaNews
12/6/2016 10:52:00 AM  
When the Japanese launched their attack shortly after 7:00 AM on December 7, 1941, the heavy bombardment prevented all but a few pilots from reaching their aircraft and launching a counterattack. George Welch and Kenneth Taylor were two of these pilots. Both second lieutenants in the U.S. Army Air Corps, they had spent Saturday evening at a dance at the Wheeler Field officers club, followed by an Read More »



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